Pfizer Supervisor, Manufacturing (2nd or 3rd Shift) in St. Louis, Missouri

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The position of Supervisor, Packaging &; Inspection is directly responsible for supervising multi-shift packaging and inspection operations of parenteral liquid drug products and auto-injector medical devices. Specifically, the individual must supervise pharmaceutical Inspection, Assembly and Packaging operations at the company's St. Louis MO site. All activities must comply with cGMP, internal and both domestic and international regulatory requirements. The position requires supervision of organized labor to ensure that the manufacture of products complies not only with cGMP's but also that labor and material standards are met and that planned production occurs on time to meet forecasted sales.

The individual must have the requisite technical skills to supervise both manual and automated processes in a pharmaceutical and medical device environment and must have the ability to make informed decisions. The position must have the ability to communicate effectively not only within the department but cross functionally at the site and with outside customers and regulatory agencies.


  • Perform operational functions to meet daily and weekly production schedule activities including product check-in and in-process tests.

  • Foster continuous process improvement, decrease cost, and improved product quality through application of OpEx principles.

  • Effectively coordinate activities by communicating with other operational departments.

  • Ensure adequate levels of operating supplies to meet production needs.

  • Train staff on good safety practices and enforce all safety regulations. Conduct daily inspections.

  • Write departmental procedures and batch records for the department.

  • Train employees in all departmental procedures, product inspection and cGMPs.

  • Maintain and improve labor standards for the operating departments.

  • Maintain good departmental housekeeping.

  • Work 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or Split shift as needed to support packaging operations and comply with production schedule.

  • Work daily and weekend overtime, as needed, to effectively manage operations, complete production documentation and comply with production schedule.


  • High School Diploma or Associates Degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • 3-5 years previous supervisory experience required and/or combination of education and experience. Pharmaceutical or manufacturing experience highly desirable.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills required.

  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Applications, PLS, Trackwise.

  • Demonstrated reading comprehension and writing proficiency at level that meets 'role' and/or 'test' requirements. Ability to effectively communicate within a diverse group resulting in desired outcomes.

  • Excellent written skills in English.

  • Background in manufacturing and supervision is highly desirable. Self-starter, team player, with strong interpersonal and coaching skills.

  • Good verbal communication and ability to coach and provide guidance to others.

  • Computer literate, with skills in managing Excel spreadsheets (or similar database).

  • Proven record of problem solving, decision making skills and application of process improvement tools.

  • Prior experience in a union shop setting is helpful.

  • Position requires regular onsite attendance - this position cannot be performed on a remote or telecommute basis on a temporary, short or long term basis.

  • Must have the ability to simultaneously multi-task across multiple capabilities and functions and handle multiple competing priorities and requirements, including performing site and functional responsibilities, responding to frequent e-mail and phone communications and attending multiple meetings and conference calls. Note that these activities may not be time bound to core hours or presence at the site.

  • Must have the ability to work effectively under and manage to strict production, time and performance deadlines.

  • Must be willing and able to work beyond the hours typically defined as a "regular" workday, which may or may not include weekends and holidays.


  • Ability to stand upright for several consecutive hours absent of any medical restrictions which could restrict completion of required duties. Additional requirements are line and product specific.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the individual is occasionally required to bend/stoop, squat, carry and lift up to 25 pounds. This position requires standing and frequent walking between production centers to supervise operations.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust and focus.

  • This position works around moving machines, is exposed to temperature changes and is required to wear personal protective equipment in certain areas.


  • May be needed to travel between Brentwood and Westport facilities (Metro St Louis Area), when necessary.

  • Use of eye protection, gloves and other PPE is required.

  • Maintaining aseptic area certification may be required.

  • Aseptic gowning procedures will be required. Aseptic gowning requires all body parts to be completely covered (gowned) for substantial periods of time.

  • Practices and promotes safe working environment at all times

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

This job is open only to Lawful Permanent Residents (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(20)), or Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3), namely, U.S. Citizens, Refugees, and Asylees.

Sunshine Act

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Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: January 24, 2019

  • Additional Location Information: St. Louis, MO Westport

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.