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Title:  Operations Supervisor 2nd shift

Requisition ID:  65444
Date:  Jun 5, 2024

St Petersburg, Florida, US

Department:  Operations


At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  



**This is a 2nd shift schedule**


Supervise production processes & personnel in assigned field. Responsible & accountable for adherence to procedures, proper production, quality, maintenance, safety & schedules on assigned shifts; promote effective team member/Company relations to help improve customer service & Company profits.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


• Oversee the day-to-day production activities of plant products at the most economical cost consistent with prescribed quality standards in a timely manner. The incumbent is responsible for the cost performance of the assigned unit.


• Create short-interval look-ahead production schedules that make sure that upcoming events are

communicated, tracked and are being proactively attended -to.


• Promote all site initiatives including plant safety programs, lean initiatives, training programs, etc., and consistently interpret and apply all HR policies, practices and procedures among our plant personnel.


• Assure Standard Operating Instructions and Good Manufacturing Practices are adhered to.


• Participate in the resolution of employee complaints and personnel or performance issues and/or coach employees to encourage teamwork. Routinely evaluate and review employee performance.


• Manage available resources to insure on time production and delivery of customer orders.

• Verify production data is accurately recorded.


• Maintain and verify accuracy of the hours each employee has worked.


• Ensure the smooth startup of new processes and on-going production in all area departments.


• Maximize capital resources and assist in maintaining equipment and facilities in proper working condition.


• Constantly evaluate existing processes and establish teams to continuously improve these processes.


• Performs other duties, as assigned based on business needs.


• Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


• Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance





  • Preferred Bachelor's Degree
  • Technical or business-related field Required


Work Experience

Preferred Minimum 5 years (Sr

Assoc) in a manufacturing environment Required and


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Must have effective problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Moderate knowledge of computer programs and SPC applications
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times


Licenses and Certifications


  • Preferred First Aid Certification Upon Hire Preferred or
  • CPR - Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation Upon Hire Preferred


Travel Requirements

  • Estimated Amount10%: Up to 26 business days per year


Physical Requirements


  • Job Demand Classification Details
  • Light ☒ exerting up to 20lbs/9kg of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force frequently constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of force greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Additional Requirements


• Self-motivated and solution-oriented personality.

• Excellent written and verbal skills.

• Good communication, project management, and interpersonal skills.

• Good organizational skills.

• Effective problem-solving skills.

• Must wear safety toe shoes, safety goggles, and hearing protection, as required, in production areas.

• Must follow and comply with Plant’s Dress and Hygiene Code (SOI).

• Must follow and comply with all Company and Plant policies, procedure (SOIs), rules and State and Federal laws






West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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