Integra LifeSciences

Production Supervisor

Vacancy ID
2017-23796
US-NJ-Plainsboro
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Manufacturing

Overview

Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive and general surgery, and regenerative wound care.

 

Integra's orthopedic products include devices and implants for foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, tendon and peripheral nerve protection and repair. Integra is a leader in neurosurgery, offering a broad portfolio of implants, devices, instruments and systems used in neurosurgery, neuromonitoring, neurotrauma, and related critical care. Integra’s Tissue Technologies is an in-patient and outpatient Regenerative product portfolio, which includes products for wound care, burns, abdominal reconstruction, and plastic & reconstructive surgery. In the United States, Integra is a leading provider of surgical instruments to hospitals, surgery centers and alternate care sites, including physician and dental offices.

 

Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has over 3,300 employees worldwide. Integra's common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IART."

 

It's a great time to join our growing company and become one of our impassioned colleagues making lives better for the patients we serve!

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for directing the daily production activities and staff in the Tendon Preparation/Disperions/Lyo in support of multiple product lines and Tendon preparation supporting production lines.
  • Ensure daily production goals are met and report production line progress at shift meetings.
  • Ability to operate, maintain, troubleshoot process equipment, and make minor adjustments as needed. Send plant alerts for situations that cannot be triaged or resolved.
  • Responsible for completing all Oracle transactions during shift.
  • Accurately maintain all entries into all required logs, log books and records pertaining to Tendon Preparation/Disperions/Lyo activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining process and component inventories. Place Purchase Requisitions for general processing supplies.
  • Support any Non-Conformance/CAPA/Audit related investigations.
  • Responsible for maintaining legible and accurate records and other procedures to comply with regulatory requirements, Good Manufacturing Practices (Quality Systems Regulations) and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Plan and lead manufacturing process improvements, and other Lean initiatives to optimize performance and drive short-term and long-term business improvements.
  • Support and participate in cross-functional teams.
  • Coach, counsel, train and motivate staff – provide clear direction and oversight of staff in effectively carrying out their daily responsibilities
  • Perform administrative duties (e.g. review and approve timecards, overtime, absenteeism reports, place purchase requisitions, maintain training records, etc.)
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area, and perform all work in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (Quality Systems Regulations), and Standard Operating Procedures, and Health and Safety requirements.
  • Interface with QA/QC department during normal course of work to coordinate inspections of completed product and to interface with the Materials Management Department to ensure efficient flow of materials through operations.
  • Demonstrate safe behavior and support department/plant Safety goals in a continuous improvement process.
  • Perform other related duties as expected.
  • Works with Manufacturing Engineering and Product Development to improve yield and reduce scrap.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

  • Lyophilizers, homogenizers, coating machines, tornado mill, meat grinder, vacuum pump, ph meters, thermometers, balances, (scales), water bath circulators, humidity cabinet, centrifuge, blenders, air gun, filamatic filling machines, meat slicer, drop indicator, scalpels, Honeywell temperature recorders, crosslinking chamber, cutting table, bar sealers, packaging machines and other area equipment.
  • General office equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements listed in this section include, but are not limited, to the motor/physical abilities and skills require of this position in order to successfully undertake the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations may be made to empower individuals with disabilities to undertake the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

 

While undertaking the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, the employee must repeatedly sit, listen, speak, walk, and write/type. The employee is required to go to all areas of the company. In addition, must be:

 

  • Able to independently travel via car or airplane to domestic and international locations as needed.
  • Able to lift 30 to 60lbs.
  • Able to stand for 8 hours
  • Able to climb step ladder without assistance

ADVERSE WORKING CONDITIONS

The adverse working conditions listed in this section include, but are not limited to, those environmental conditions to which the employee may be exposed while undertaking the essential duties and responsibilities of this position, which is that of a general plant environment.

 

Intermittent to frequent interaction with hazardous materials used in a controlled environment.

Adverse exposure may result from the handling of hazardous and biohazardous materials that include, but are not limited to, flammable and corrosive liquids, compressed gases, sharps, and medical wastes.

  • Daily interaction with hazardous materials used in a controlled environment

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the medical device industry in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills.
  • Must possess strong leadership skills
  • Possess team-focused attitude and work in team oriented environment.
  • Clean room experience highly desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FDA and ISO regulations and standards.
  • Demonstrated computer skills. Must be capable of working in an Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Database and quality data reporting experience required.
  • Fundamental understanding of mathematics and chemistry.
  • Experience with process equipment is necessary, to operate, maintain, train and analyze problem
  • Able to gown in surgical scrubs and clean room clothing
  • Able to work overtime as required

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