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Production Supervisor

  • Sector: Medical Devices
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  • Job Ref: 18315

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Production Supervisor to join a world-leading Medical Device company based in Tipperary on a permanent contract. This role will be a Day Shift position.

Purpose of the Role:

With general guidance from functional management, responsible for providing team leadership to a group of employees committed to increased quality and productivity. Supports demand of the business unit. Identifies and analyses problems, plans tasks and solutions. Provides guidance to team on development, performance and productivity issues. Reports to functional and/or organization management on team accomplishments, achievements and productivity.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Implements a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordinating the selection process with human resources.
  • Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews.
  • Monitors daily work operations and provides direction to predominantly non-exempt and entry level staff to achieve unit or departmental goals.
  • Interacts with internal and external customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures.
  • Interprets and executes policies that affect individuals within the assigned organizational unit or department.
  • Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures (for example (e.g.) compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA), British Standards Institution (BSI), Equal Employment Opportunities Regulations etcetera (etc.)).
  • Develops work schedules for department by assessing priorities, workload and available resources.
  • Maintains personnel records (e.g., work schedules, vacation schedules, leaves) and makes or directs modifications in the database to reflect actual changes.

Role Requirements:

  • National Framework for Qualifications (NFQ) level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline and 4+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Monitors progress of non-exempt employees toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and human and material resources within a department or unit. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in non-compliance with governmental regulations.
  • Develops and/or identifies new work processes and the improved utilisation of human and material resources within the assigned area or related departments; facilitates others' participation in the continuous improvement programme; investigates and solves basic problems that impact work processes and personnel within a unit or department.
  • Promotes department goals by selecting, motivating, and training capable staff. Leads the activities of assigned staff by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving department objectives. Mentors less experienced supervisors to build skills.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Barry O'Brien