Production Supervisor

About LTS:
LTS Lohmann is a premier, global Contract Manufacturing and Development Organization (CDMO) and partner the pharma industry trusts most to deliver innovative oral, transdermal and intradermal drug delivery systems. From concept to market, launch to lifecycle management, we deliver single source oral and transdermal drug delivery solutions that power partners’ market advantage. Every one of our 1,000 plus members of the LTS family, across three continents, is focused on utilizing our collective strength and innovation to explore new therapeutic opportunities, maximize partner value and improve patient outcomes.
We Care.
We Create.
We Deliver.

Job Summary:

The Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising a team of individual contributors working in our manufacturing department supporting mass preparation and coating processes to produce GMP regulated products. The mass preparation and coating teams support the development and manufacture of clinical and commercial pharmaceutical products for transdermal and oral-thin film technologies. The Production Supervisor is the front-line leader ensuring their production team meets the shift output goals and product quality requirements during manufacturing. The Supervisor is responsible for day-to-day management and performance of the production floor resources to meet company goals related to safety, quality, labor efficiency, continuous improvement and production targets assigned to their respective areas. The Supervisor is an effective collaborator and communicator who draws on cross-functional support to ensure their teams are adequately supported to achieve company goals.

This position is an on-site position based at our St. Paul, MN facility, and will report to our Production Manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Production Supervisor will be responsible for approximately 5-10 manufacturing operators supporting mass preparation and coating operations.


  • Safety leader on the floor who ensures that all safety policies, procedures, and requirements are adhered to by the production staff, visiting customers, and management staff. Expected to track and lead the safety audit program to build a culture of safety.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership and “on the floor” management for their team to ensure the necessary materials, equipment, and documentation are available to support the assigned areas of operation:
    Equipment Preparation, Weigh & Dispense, Mass Preparation/Formulation, and Coating.
  • Active participant in Quality programs within LTS. Embodies LTS’s commitment to producing the highest quality products through adherence and diligence to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Assist and contribute to the following programs as necessary:
    – 5s program
    – Non-Conformance Management – NCM
    – Corrective Action Preventative Action – CAPA
    – Root Cause Investigations
    – Continuous Improvement
  • Provide appropriate transitional shift information to ensure smooth operation throughout shift changes. Will also communicate Tapemark policies and procedures to production staff, as necessary.
  • Production floor leader accountable for understanding the needs and abilities of the team and the following tasks:
    – Managing labor to effectively execute production schedules
    – Ensures rooms and equipment are cleaned, released, and set up following LTS policies and procedures to meet production schedules.
    – Resolving conflicts within the production environment
    – Professional development of team members including employee development programs and disciplinary actions, when required.
    – Adjusting, verifying, and submitting timecards and pay related issues.
    – Assist in hiring staff to fill open positions.
    – Effectively communicate staffing needs and issues to Production Management
  • Training and coaching of production staff through Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), cGMPs, technical experience, and continuous improvement. Ensures production personnel are current with required training curriculum.
  • Writes and conducts annual performance reviews to direct reports. Upholds Tapemark’s core values of Excellence, Integrity and Community.
  • Collects all relevant production data in a master data file for review and analysis of shift performance and other Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). Reviews and assesses the yield rates for potential areas of improvement.
  • Reviews production floor documentation for proper entries to release the production line for operation. Upon completion of product runs, reviews all entries in the Master Batch Record.
  • Collaborate with functional support departments such as: Scheduling, Engineering, Quality, Materials Management, Project Management and Purchasing.
  • All other tasks as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High School degree or equivalent, required. Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in science related discipline, preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in regulated manufacturing environment, preferably in pharmaceutical or medical device industries.
  • 2+ years of supervisory/leadership experience, strongly preferred.

The above job description does not constitute a contract of employment, and Tapemark may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Department/Division: Production (Mass Preparation & Coating)
Reports to: Production Manager or Designee
Grade: 10/11 (DOE)