BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Production Supervisor / Sr. Production Supervisor in Woburn, Massachusetts

Category: Medical Device / Manufacturing

Job ID: 2018-11457

Career Level: entry level

Division: BD Interventional - Surgery

Relocation: No

Location: Woburn,Massachusetts,United States


BD Interventional’s Surgery worldwide business unit, located in Rhode Island, is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies. For the past 40 years, we have stood out as the market leader in providing solutions in soft tissue reconstruction including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants. In addition to this extensive suite of products, our BioSurgery business is delivering a growing line of enhanced sealants and hemostatic products to complement surgical techniques across, thoracic, cardiovascular and other surgical specialties.

Our company has a strong tradition of developing our employees to learn, grow and excel. We are continually building our team with qualified, team oriented individuals to enhance the success of our company.

BDI Surgery's Woburn, Massachusetts manufacturing facility manufactures hemostasis products, hernia and abdominal wall repair products. The facility also manufactures biological odor eliminators and creams/gels for BDI Interventional's Urology & Critical Care business unit, which is used primarily in hospitals and nursing homes.

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:

The Production / Sr. Production Supervisor is responsible for achieving safety, quality, and operational goals by coordinating the workflow, ensuring procedures are followed, and monitoring the cleanliness of the production areas. Ensures personnel operate assembly equipment and in-process instrumentation to manufacture medical devices in accordance to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), company policy and safety regulations. In addition, this position is responsible for direct supervision, leadership, training, measuring and monitoring of processes and personnel, and scheduling of all production personnel, including conducting performance reviews and making staffing recommendations and selections.

Essential job Functions:

  • Manage the work direction and performance of production employees in multiple product lines, including, manufacturing on a day to day basis to meet production goals.

  • Monitor equipment and personnel performance to meet requirements, adjusting shifts and resources as needed.

  • Recruit, mentor and write/communicate performance appraisals of manufacturing operations staff and partner with Human Resources on any personnel issues that may arise.

  • Provide timely and effective feedback to personnel based on individual quality and productivity performance among other competencies.

  • Evaluate processes and strive for continuous improvement in all areas (cost, throughput, etc.).

  • Generate and revise standard operating procedures (SOP’s) as required.

  • Follow established manufacturing procedures, inventory control procedures and Quality System Regulations and monitor day to day compliance of department personnel and identify areas of continuous improvement.

  • Make recommendations for improvements in cost reduction/processes and equipment.

  • Monitor production to ensure work environment is clean and safe.

  • Follow established Safety and Health Physics procedures and regulations and monitor day to day compliance of department personnel and identify areas of continuous improvement.

  • Support an environment of open communication and employee involvement.

  • Perform employee training and monitor departmental compliance with all applicable procedures and regulations.

  • Conduct team meetings to effectively communicate goals and production performance.

  • Works closely with Logistics, Engineering, Safety, and Quality Assurance to optimize efficiency, adherence to regulations and procedures, and changes in requirements.

  • Assist in production when needed.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required. Business or technical engineering degree preferred.

  • Production Supervisor: Minimum 1 year experience in a supervisory or relevant role in a manufacturing or laboratory environment.

  • Sr. Production Supervisor: Minimum 3 year experience in a supervisory or relevant role in a manufacturing or laboratory environment.

  • Previous medical device experience required.

  • Strong working knowledge of manufacturing methods and techniques.

  • Strong communication skills.

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of GMP’s and current FDA medical device regulations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required, should be able to understand basic Engineering terminology.

  • Basic mathematical abilities of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are required. Some ability to apply basic concepts of basic algebra and geometry are desirable.

  • Production Supervisor should be able to translate higher level direction into specific tasks or assignments for Technicians or Specialists in order to meet requirements and departmental targets. Must have the ability to both take direction and make decisions regarding day to day manufacturing operations as appropriate.

  • Thorough capability with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word. Must be familiar with ERP/MRP concepts and preferably have experience with software for these applications

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status