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Supervisor, Manufacturing Cleaning Support

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0003685 Date posted 11/23/2021

Job Description Summary

Our Manufacturing team is looking for new members! This group is the key to making high quality STEMCELL products that drive science forward. The Manufacturing Support team is responsible for maintaining the environment of the cleanroom facility to ensure STEMCELLs products are manufactured with the highest level of quality and control. You'll be performing tasks such as disinfectant preparation, disinfection of the facility and equipment, inventory replenishment, material transfer, and implementing disinfection program improvements. The Manufacturing Support Supervisor is responsible for scheduling and coordinating cleaning schedules, and training and supervising personnel. This is an excellent position to display your leadership skills, develop your cleanroom contamination control skillset, and be part of a dynamic team.

STEMCELL employees share a passion for making a difference in the world. We thrive along like-minded, driven, interesting individuals, each of whom bring unique expertise and experiences to the table. Manufacturing is a dynamic and diverse team that fosters collaboration and innovation. If you are looking for a stable career with Canada's largest biotechnology company, combined with opportunities for growth in a fast paced environment, this is the team for you! Become an essential team member involved in cutting edge life science manufacturing today.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises cleaning crew personnel engaged in disinfection steps and provides feedback to the Manufacturing Manager on the performance of reports.

  • Follows written procedures to prepare disinfectants and performs hands-on cleanroom disinfection steps while maintaining Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP/ISO) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP) standards.

  • Complete and maintain sterile gowning qualifications as required.

  • Works closely with the Manager to ensure workload is evenly distributed among all team members.  

  • Updates and maintains cleaning schedule to ensure cleanroom disinfection is completed properly to support the ability to manufacture products while preventing cross-contamination.

  • Accountable for ensuring disinfectants and tools are replenished and maintained appropriately to ensure cleaning proceeds as planned to maintain schedule adherence.

  • Conducts various manufacturing support tasks as needed (E.g. Inventory replenishment, material transfer).

  • Aids the group in resolving issues and consults with the Manager as needed.

  • Provides suggestions to the training program, and facilitates training activities to ensure all cleaning crew members are properly trained and follow SOPs.

  • Maintains accurate and detailed records (logbooks, and forms) of all processes and training performed.

  • Escalates deviations to Manager and Quality Assurance, and follows the Non Conformance and CAPA process.

  • Follows all quality assurance (QA) policies and procedures outlined in the Quality Management System (QMS).

  • Attend cross-functional GMP/ISO MFG meetings when required.

  • Assists Manager in the hiring of future Manufacturing Cleanroom Cleaners Support.

  • Trains, develops, mentors, motivates, and inspires team members to grow in the team.  

  • Leads by example and cultivates  the team by setting a good example with both behavior and technical skills.

  • Works with Manager in streamlining workflow and facilitates improvement projects (SOP revisions, work standardization).

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Occasional weekend work (Saturday and/or Sunday) may be required.

  • Remain flexible for shift based work as required to meet business demand. (Majority of shifts will be from 6pm-2am with some flexibility for earlier shifts based on production schedule).

Qualifications

  • 2 - 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in the field.

  • This position requires manual dexterity, versatility, great attention to detail, and good communication skills.

  • Knowledge of cleanroom disinfection/contamination control is a definite asset.

  • Knowledge of GMP/ISO standards and practices is a definite asset.

  • Ability to lift 25 to 30lbs.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.  

  • Exposure to Lean Principles is a definite asset.

This role requires vaccination against COVID-19 as per the current recommendations by local health authorities, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and where available.

#United

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!

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