GNC Operations Specialist - Compression in Greenville, South Carolina

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision of the production supervisor, the basic purpose of this position is to provide technical direction and leadership in assigned areas. Responsibilities will include: troubleshooting product and process related issues, assigning work tasks, resolving employee issues, ensuring a safe work place through proper training of the work force, maintaining compliance status and determining support group interventions as needed. Shift lengths may vary from 8 to 12 hours depending on assigned area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • PRODUCTIVITY - Adheres to production schedules, assigning staff to ensure that production quotas are met for finished goods inventories

  • LEADERSHIP – Mentor, motivate and counsel associates, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth

  • QUALITY - Uphold regulatory requirements (GMPs, FDA, OSHA) and company technical requirements (SOP(s), Work Instructions, etc.) in the production of assigned product

  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT - Participates and recommends improvements in machinery and equipment and in manufacturing methods for special projects and/or as opportunities arise

  • SAFETY - Ensures that all GMP and safety standards are followed in compliance

Job Specifications:

TACTICAL

  • Oversee operating area(s) and responsible for converting raw materials into finished product in a safe, sanitary, cost-effective, and efficient manner that meets company quality standards

  • Communicate to management progress of the department, problems, employee actions, new ideas, and all other relative information to the shift and department

  • Communicates performance standards to associates, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems

  • Interface with other department Team Leaders and employees in a professional manner to coordinate the activities and issues

  • Serve as proxy for production supervisor(s) and assume responsibilities of other job functions as needed

  • Identifies the temporary staffing needs of unit for the following day or week, and arrange for the presence and assignment of temporary or regular labor to the unit prior to line start-up

  • Participates in GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct any identified deficiencies

  • Adjust ingredients to machine runs in accordance to master batch record (MBRs) formulations

  • Recommend and assist in authoring deviation request(s)

  • Utilize company ERP system (AS400) for inventory transactions, scanning, label creation, verifying additions to batch records and data entry

  • Utilize Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook) to log production outputs, create product start-up documents to record relative standard deviations (RSDs), friability, disintegration, reliability/quality testing)

  • May use (but not limited to) power equipment such as a forklift, hand tools, and other devices operated in a warehouse environment (i.e. electric jacks, sit down, stand ups, and cherry picker forklifts for applicable area(s))

  • Maintain clean work environment at all times, including and not limited to hygiene practices

  • Ensure rooms and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained and coordinate / perform all cleaning duties as required

  • Ensure all inventory issues are monitored and resolved

  • Interface with other departments as required (i.e. product development, maintenance, engineering, etc.)

  • Maintain proper recording and usage of batch records per established compliance processes

  • Ensure SOPs, work instructions and cGMP(s) are followed at all times

  • Work overtime and perform other duties as required

  • Ability to function effectively at both strategic and tactical levels

  • Proven leadership skills including the ability to coach, assess, evaluate, develop, motivate, and empower others

  • Strong change management skills to challenge the status quo and drive improvements

  • High ethical standards

  • Models and supports organization’s goals and values

  • Leadership by example, “roll up the shirtsleeves” management style and work ethic

  • Lead and coordinate 7+ manufacturing associates on each shift

Experience

Required:

  • 2 years experience in a manufacturing operations role

  • Preferred:

  • 3 years experience in operational leadership or supervision

  • 3 years experience in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) related environment

  • 3 years direct experience in Nutra Manufacturing production operations

Education

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred:

Two-year degree in Business, Supply Chain Operations, Food Science, Engineering or related field