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A Production Supervisor for a Rotating Shift is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our client based in Roscommon. As a leader of your team, you will be one of a team of 3 supervisors working 3-shift rotations. You will lead a team of approx. 18 team members existing made up of extrusion technicians, process assurance operators and technical process assurance operators. Please contact Tom Devaney for more information.

Role of this position

  • Deliver on the key performance metrics and strategic objectives for the relevant production area
  • Manage resources to deliver on the production, inspection and shipping schedules which effectively achieves output, sales, and customer service targets
  • Ensure all aspects of work order packages and documentation are accurately completed in a timely and accurate manner as specified in the quality system to meet customer commit dates
  • Maintain effective open communication within the team and foster cross- functional relationships
  • Build a motivated, competent and results focused extrusion team and work with all other departments to develop, train and up skill the team
  • Promote a positive approach to Quality amongst employees, while fostering an approach to Continuous improvement /6 Sigma practices
  • Facilitate investigation, trouble shooting and reporting on system failures, product defects and customer complaints
  • Identify areas for improvement and lead improvement initiatives
  • Ensure your team complete all products manufactured to meet the specifications, performance & quality criteria of end users, customers, regulatory authorities, and the company
  • Ensure your team maintain work areas, equipment and supplies in a manner which conforms to the requirements of the Nordson quality system, 6S, GMP
  • Manage and ensure compliance to the quality safety systems within the manufacturing department
  • Actively promote, lead, and participate in work centre improvement groups and project teams, to improve quality, reduce costs, eliminate waste and improve working methods
  • Manage performance of direct reports and ensure actions, improvements and decisions emanating from these reviews are carried out in a timely manner
  • Work in conjunction with technical engineering and quality departments in managing resources to support technical trials/new product/new technology introduction


  • A science/technical or primary degree or equivalent in Polymer, manufacturing or mechanical engineering would be advantageous
  • A specialist course in production supervision or human resource management is preferable
  • S/he should have a minimum of 3 years' experience, preferably with at least 1 years in a manufacturing environment in a supervisory role.
  • Medical device or diagnostics manufacturing experience would be an advantage,but not essential.
  • Practical level-headed individual, who is prepared to actively participate as an active member of the production management team
  • Six sigma process experience of fostering a culture of pro-activity and problem resolution
  • Must have a good working knowledge of production and quality system requirements in the health care industry
  • Self-starter with good motivational, inter-personal and communication skills
  • S/he needs strong communication and influencing skills and be a decision -maker
  • Ability to effectively manage a simultaneous range of diverse activities
  • Practical level-headed individual with strong technical ability
  • Rational thinker that can improvise should the need arise
  • The position will require working a rotating 3 shift cycle shift

  • Manage performance of my team in achieving all K.P.I
  • Maintain the area to very high standards for both GMP and 6S
  • Manage the Training & Development of individual team members to maximise effectiveness in that role
  • Maintain effective and open communications within the team and across shifts, in order to develop and maintain good working relationships and a "1 Team approach" within the Extrusion department
  • Work closely with maintenance and Engineering teams to develop and implement permanent fixes to prevent issues from reoccurring
  • Manage the daily Extrusion operations review meetings and coordinate departmental updates to move this meeting forward.
  • Implement an action register as an output of the daily meeting and hold people accountable for timelines and delivery of agreed actions
  • Coordinate the daily toolroom review meeting
  • Manage and update the KPI's for the extrusion area and keep team up to speed and connected with performance against these set targets

Please call Tom Devaney today for further information on 091-758771 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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