Production Supervisor

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Parkville
Job Type:Full Time

About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

  • Support the production of a potential COVID-19 vaccine!

  • Make a difference to the health of Australians

  • Full Time, Fixed Term project until 30 July 2021, Parkville based

Our Culture

Come join a company that tackles fascinating problems and find solutions to complex challenges. With deep expertise in influenza science, our team works on cutting-edge research, pioneering technologies to optimise the manufacturing process and improve the effectiveness of influenza vaccines. We operate as one integrated global organisation, drawing together expert staff from different countries to collaborate. Together, we are working on the front line to protect communities from seasonal influenza and global pandemic threats. When you join Seqirus, you join a team dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. It's a feeling of possibility, creativity, and purpose that inspires us every day.

The Opportunity

Seqirus is currently seeking two fixed term Production Supervisors until 30 July 2021 within our manufacturing operations, located in Parkville. These positions will play an important part in a new team to support a large manufacturing project in the production of a potential COVID-19 vaccine!

Reporting to the Team Leader COVID-19 Manufacturing, the Production Supervisor is responsible for completing tasks assigned in the daily production plan in full, on time and in accordance with cGMP and Seqirus Quality Management systems. Working in a small team on this exciting COVID-19 project, you will inspire and motivate Operators to work to their fullest potential. In this hands on position, you will be flexible with your approach, and be open to learning new production processes.

The Role

  • Ensure all quality records, including batch records, are properly completed and maintained

  • Review supporting documentation and writing of new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Plan and mange raw materials and equipment to ensure they are available at all times

  • Actively identifies, recommends and implements improvements as required

  • Measure and review performance against plans and provide updates on progress, to the Team Leader

  • Undertake trending and verify all critical process parameters within each functional area

  • Coach, develop and train staff including performing reviews, to achieve high levels of competency and compliance

  • Support a safe work environment in compliance with policies, procedures and statutory obligations including wearing all relevant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ensuring staff adhere to the same standards

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience and background in Science /Engineering or a related field is preferred, but work experience in a regulated manufacturing industry will also be considered

  • A strong technical mindset coupled with the ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and escalate when required

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to be flexible in a new team to build collaborative relationships

  • Detailed understanding and demonstrated application of GMP in a production environment

  • Experience working on a significant manufacturing project will be highly regarded

  • Previous experience in a similar leadership position within pharmaceutical/biotech industry is preferred (candidates with leadership capability will also be considered)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications as well as SAP GLIMS MODA will be highly regarded

The successful candidate will be required to work shift work, with varied start/end times and overtime and weekend work when required. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake vaccination against the influenza virus.

How to apply

If you are looking to develop your skills and shape the health of Australians during this pandemic, please apply with your resume and cover letter, which must address the criteria above, and include the reference number R-123674. Applications close 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

CSL advises that screening including; criminal history, medical assessment, confirmation of experience, stated qualifications and other relevant checks form a part of the candidate suitability evaluation process. Where applicable, this applies to current CSL employees. CSL employees must notify their current manager when selected for interview for any advertised internal vacancies.

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