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Production Supervisor - Nights IL Open (J#26527)
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 1 - 3 years

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Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2012 revenue of $11.9 billion, Covidien has 43,000 employees worldwide in 70 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Covidien both in the lives of others and your career.

Our Crystal Lake plant has 2 focus factories under one 500,000 square foot roof: Containers and Syringes. Containers range in size from one quart to 30 gallons, used by hospitals to hold medical waste and sharps. Our Syringes are 12 ml syringes that will mainly be filled with saline and used to flush intravenous lines.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Responsible for directing and coordinating activitiesin a high-speed manufacturing Focus Factory in a controlled manufacturing environment (CME).Operations include injection molding and automated assembly of components into FDA regulated syringes. Supervise the respective areas (7 production lines and 23 injection molding machines) in an efficient, safe and cost effective manner in accordance with the Quality System. Must be available to work a full-time, 12-hour night shift, from 6pm to 6am, 3 days per week alternating with 4 days per week.


1. Maintain company policies.

2. Follow 10 principles of GMP.

3. Follow all written procedures as appropriate.

4. Work independently from verbal and/or written instruction from the Focus Factory Manager.

5. Review production reports and work towards lowering scrap, rework and down time in the area.

6. Participate in hiring of emploeyees. Review and work with employees to set common goals and give them direction needed to assist them in meeting their goals.

7. Monitor employees to ensure they are following procedures the way they were trained.

8. Maintain pay records or time cards for direct reports.

9. Observe and document Employee performance.

10.Prepare and conduct Direct Report performance reviews.

11.Maintain a clean and safe work area.

12.Ensure quality product is being produced at the standard rate while minimizing scrap and down time.

13.Ensure all company policies and procedures are being followed.

14.Provide positive reinforcement, constructive criticism and disciplinary actions as appropriate.

15.Assign resources to meet daily priorities.

16.Communicate unusual operating conditions to appropriate personnel.

17.Review all production and labor hours.

18.Ensure associates are trained per Individual Development Plan and assist in their development.

19.Accurately document all rework.

20.Ensure efficient job changes.

22.Coach Associates to meet or exceed job requirements.

23.Provide cross training opportunities to ensure appropriate skill base.

24.Conduct meetings as required or appropriate.

25.Identify and resolve issues with other Departments as appropriate.


Education required/preferred:
Bachelor's degree required; technical degree preferred


Previous Production Supervisory experience in a highly automated manufacturing setting.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
Intermediate math skills.
Lean Manufacturing Certificate.
Injection molding experience: Establishing injection molding processes, Starting/Stopping machines, Processing out bubbles, burns, flash, etc
Ability to read and use measuring /gauging equipment as required.
Basic S.P.C. knowledge.
Good communication, teaching and interpersonal skills.


Dealing with Ambiguity Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isnt upset when things are up in the air; doesnt have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Composure- Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Customer Focus- Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Ethics and Values Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.

Functional/Technical Skills- Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

Physical Requirements:
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