• Compression Manufacturing Supervisor

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  • Overview

    International Vitamin Corporation (IVC) is a leading global manufacturer of vitamins and nutritional supplements with more than half a century of private label and contract manufacturing experience, an impeccable quality and regulatory compliance record, and with new resources focused on enriching the health and lives of others. We currently have an opening for a Compression Supervisor in our Philadelphia, PA facility.

    Responsible for maintaining GMP quality standards, plant safety and manufacturing productivity through-out Compression department. In-depth knowledge and understanding of equipment to support set-ups, adjustments, repairs, and maintaining all compression and coating equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer's specifications.  Performs routine preventive maintenance on tablet presses, coaters and AT4 units as required. Direct reports include all on-shift operators in Compression.  


    • Monitors operators and equipment throughout shift to ensure all SOP’s are properly followed and executed. Coaches operators on proper operation and addresses violations with proper documentation.
    • Directs machine operators and service personnel in details of daily schedule, standard operating procedures and requirements.
    • Ensures production schedule is maintained by making necessary corrections and adjustments to equipment to maintain maximum performance. Reports issues that may result in schedule not being maintained to management immediately.
    • Adjusts tablet presses and make changes by setting up assigned equipment for change in material, size, product, or for change of pack pattern. Tests equipment for quality of operation when changeover is completed.
    • Routinely checks product for defects and imperfections. Examines finished product for conformity with quality specifications and records.  
    • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance on compression and coating machinery per Maximo PM and work order system. Troubleshoots, repairs, and rebuilds any facility machinery as assigned.                                                                      
    • Trains and supervises machine operators in their essential duties and safety precautions required when working on the equipment.    
    • Ensures accurate and timely completion of all equipment logs and documentation.
    • Ensures proper cleanliness and assembly of all manufacturing equipment per the approved SOP.
    • Responsible for maintaining a neat, clean and safe working environment at all times.
    • Understands and adheres to all cGMP and FDA regulations.
    • Identifies and reports any quality issues to supervisor or quality department.
    • Understands and adheres to all Company policies, procedures, SOPs and Safety regulations.
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Experience in GMP environment (Preferably in Pharmaceutical Industry)
    • Team building skills and leadership qualities
    • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English.
    • Ability to understand basic math.
    • Ability to follow SOPs and cGMPs, i.e., wearing appropriate clothing, beard covers, gloves, etc.
    • Basic computer knowledge.
    • Must maintain a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and develop skills.      
    • Ability to interact with other department Technicians, Schedulers, Product development and Information Services.
    • The ability to work independently, within a production team and without supervision.
    • Willingness to work overtime when needed.
    • Develop and Coach operators as needed.

    IVC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V – EOE


    Working Conditions

    • Ability to work Mandatory Overtime (Weekends) and Shift Work with required notice


    Physical Requirements


    • Job requires the ability to stand for long periods of time
    • Requires the ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Perform repetitive tasks
    • Ability to operate a forklift or pallet jack                                               



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