Shift Manager, Production - Aurora, Canada - Piramal Healthcare

    Piramal Healthcare
    Piramal Healthcare Aurora, Canada

    1 month ago

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    At Piramal Healthcare , we make life changing, lifesaving medications.

    We believe that by bringing the best-in-class talent on board-and providing cutting-edge growth and learning opportunities-we are creating a positive impact on patients, customers, and the communities we serve.

    Thus, we offer our employees an abundance of learning opportunities for their full potential to build upon.

    We are looking for 2 positions to lead our 24/7 Production department.

    Day Shift - 7am - 3:00pm

    Afternoon Shift - 3:00pm - 11:00pm

    Weekend Shift - Thursday/Friday 11pm-7am and Saturday/Sunday 6pm-6am

    The schedule may be adjusted at any time to reflect changes in our operations.


    As Shift Manager, Production you will manage and lead the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates in a safe and efficient manner that is compliant with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), safety and environmental standards, company regulations and client requirements.


    Plans shift activities and assigns shift targets to all shift members to ensure the highest level of production safety, quality, efficiency, output, labour efficiencies, housekeeping, and adherence to production schedule.

    Manages and monitors the batch processing operations according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) through various units of operations (i.e., charging liquids/solids, distillation, filtrations, sampling, cleaning, etc.)

    Facilitates and maintains emphasis on "Safety First" culture by promoting adherence to Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) procedures and legislative requirements to production team.

    Ensures that all safety incidents or near misses are reported in a timely manner, root cause analysis performed, corrective and preventive measures assigned and executed as per agreed timelines.

    Leads Daily Site meetings by working with cross-functional teams, strives for weekly/monthly production targets and ensures proper scheduling and execution.

    Ensures batches are produced safely and efficiently, in compliance with instructions in master batch records, with focus on weekly / monthly production targets, OTIF and customer delivery schedule.

    Provides leadership to production team through activities such as performance management, mentoring, recruitment, coaching, training, and corrective actions.

    Ensures that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are followed by staff through the effective use of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

    Ensures all personnel receive and complete GMP and skills training as required.
    Ensures that all executed GMP documentation, including but not limited to batch records, cleaning sheets, logbooks, etc. are completed by following ALCOA principle, thoroughly reviewed and supports "Right First Time" performance objective.

    Endorses a culture of "24/7 Audit Readiness" and drives positive compliance ratings for regulatory (Health Canada, FDA), customer, corporate and internal audits.

    Represents the production team during audits and customer visits.
    Initiates change controls, deviations, planned deviations and conducts investigations related to non-conformances.

    Ensures CAPA's are executed as intended and stimulates an environment where problems are proactively identified and addressed, and deviations become improvement opportunities.

    Maintains all records relevant to production equipment, cleaning, and processes.

    Ensures production equipment is well maintained and inspected prior to use, and initiates maintenance repairs by issuing Maintenance Workorder and follows up on the timely completion of the maintenance work orders.

    Manages the shifts time and attendance management system ensuring accuracy of hours, vacation requests and timely approvals for payroll processing.

    Reviews training documents (onboarding and skill development) for completeness and identifies any gaps in training assessments and closes the identified gaps.

    Envisions team's learning objectives, future competencies, training needs and facilitates the execution of training plans by motivating and sharing feedback.

    Monitors process performance, identifies gaps and takes lead on reviewing the master batch records and training of the involved personnel.

    Owns and reports the departmental KPI's (safety, quality, productivity, efficiency, labour utilization, downtime, schedule adherence) with Senior Leadership team.

    Participates in inter-departmental / cross- functional meetings with various key stakeholders and contributes to the implementation and success of continuous improvement initiatives and/or client driven projects.

    Leads Continuous Improvement / OE projects to support employee development, process improvements, increase equipment uptime, optimization of cleaning practices, production efficiencies and yield improvements using methodologies such as LEAN manufacturing and Six Sigma.

    Actively contributes to all cost saving initiatives in production department, by focusing on industry best practices and adherence to departmental objectives.


    Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical engineering or science degree or equivalent


    • 3 to years of experience working at a supervisory level in a GMP/pharmaceutical or production environment with good understanding of FDA and HPFBI regulations. Experience in leadership, mentoring and coaching of production staff

    Expert skills in handling hazardous chemicals (WHMIS)
    Expert skills and knowledge of cGMP, GDP and quality rules and regulations
    Possess strong written skills to effectively review and revise SOPs, batch records, cleaning sheets and other cGMP related documents

    Knowledge in the operation of equipment such as Reactors, scrubber system, pumps/hoses, sparkler filters, robot filters, and heating/cooling units etc.

    Ability to work within a operations environment (indoor/outdoor) and shift work
    Strong knowledge of EHS rules and regulations
    Certification in First Aid and CPR
    Advanced knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment
    Good written and verbal communication skills
    Flexible with the ability to adapt, respond quickly and manage change in a fast-paced environment.
    Effective leadership skills including problem solving, innovation, conflict resolution, communication and change management.
    Proven ability to motivate team members and drive growth through innovative and forward-looking mindset.
    Computer literacy, good knowledge of MS office and lean manufacturing tools.
    Proven proficiency in initiating and monitoring continuous improvement activities

    Piramal Pharma Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

    We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws.

    We are also committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace.

    If you are contacted to be part of our recruitment process and require accommodation during it, please let us know.

    Job Type:

    $80,000.00-$100,000.00 per year

    Casual dress
    Company events
    Company pension
    Dental care
    Disability insurance
    Employee assistance program
    Extended health care
    Life insurance
    On-site parking
    Paid time off
    Tuition reimbursement
    Vision care
    Wellness program

    12 hour shift
    8 hour shift
    Day shift
    Evening shift
    Monday to Friday
    Morning shift
    Night shift
    Weekends as needed

    Supplemental pay types:
    Bonus pay

    Work Location:
    In person