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Manufacturing Supervisor

Norbrook LaboratoriesMonaghanFull-timePermanent

Main Activities/Tasks


  • Comply with the environmental management system and minimise environmental impact where possible.
  • Ensure a ‘safe culture’ and an appreciation of the materials, processes and systems is embedded within the organisation.
  • Supervise a team of operators ensuring that production goals and targets are met.
  • Provide input into the systems and procedures to ensure the efficient running of the production department.
  • Maximise output and efficiency while looking for opportunities to drive improvements.
  • Provide timely, detailed and accurate reports on the status of manufacturing and packing operations, alerting the senior management of any issues which may impact on finished product quantities and availabilities.
  • Ensure products are produced according to the appropriate Production Control Record in order to obtain the required quality.
  • Ensure operatives maintain all records (e.g. Production Control Records, training records and log books).
  • Ensure documentation is signed and countersigned at each stage of the process as required.
  • Ensure cleaning of equipment and facilities is carried out in accordance with the relevant procedures to avoid contamination.
  • Liaise with other departments such as Engineering, Process Excellence, Validations and Quality to ensure all production equipment and areas are fully compliant with all GMP and customer requirements.
  • Ensure that team members are aware of issues which may affect them doing their duties and that information disseminates throughout the department.
  • Assume responsibility for assigned Operational and Compliance metrics.
  • Undertake any other duties, which may be assigned by Senior Management.


Ensure that a ‘quality culture’ and an appreciation of the quality system is embedded within the organisation.

  • Adhere to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice ensuring product is manufactured within the defined parameters of the Quality Management System. Where deviations occur suggest and implement CAPAs.
  • Participate in investigations and suggest CAPAs for manufacturing issues.
  • Ensure all documentation (e.g. production control records, log books, training records etc) are completed in line with good manufacturing practices and expectations.
  • Identify true root cause in all quality related investigations to prevent reoccurrence and improve compliance, product quality and safety.
  • Perform regular internal compliance audits against the appropriate regulations to ensure an audit ready Production facility.


Manage one shift on various shift rotations.

  • Manage assigned personnel and provide feedback where required.
  • Work to build strong cohesive teams both within the department and cross departments within the company.


  • Ensure that all operators are adequately trained and are competent in the tasks they are undertaking.
  • Actively engage in an individual development / personnel improvement plan.

Essential Criteria:

A degree or third level qualification in Pharmacy, Science, Engineering or Mathematics (or a closely related area) or 4 years relevant manufacturing experience.

  • Technical experience in a related manufacturing environment.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to motivate and train team members.
  • Ability to work extra hours to meet needs of the business.

Desirable Criteria:

  • 1 years+ experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment.
  • Experience of control of cross contamination (microbial or chemical).
  • Experience of documentation associated with a quality management system.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday the 30th of May 2024

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