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Supervisor, QC Laboratory (Chemistry) Full-time

at Alcon in Texas (Published at 22-08-2019)

Lead a manufacturing quality team(s) performing testing activities that ensure required quality and safety standards are being met for the production of sterile pharmaceutical products.
Supervise routine chemical, physical analysis of raw materials, finished goods, products, packaging components per schedule and per standards/SOPs. Supervise non-routine testing to support validation or special projects. Write and/or approve SOPs related to testing programs, laboratory operations and/or equipment operation. Participate in root cause analysis; lead, write, and approve laboratory investigations. Investigate laboratory quality issues and recommend sound corrective actions and resolution. Approve equipment calibration and maintenance; instrument advocate responsibility. Review and approval of data collected by staff members. Lead lab initiatives or programs. Utilizes change control systems. Department Subject Matter Expert. Perform performance appraisals, coaching and counseling, and interviews
Plans and schedules work activities based on production schedules and changing priorities. Communicate Company and Department objectives to team. Monitor team progress versus objectives versus goals, and communicate results to Associates. Monitor, analyze, and control variables, such as labor utilization, raw materials, equipment, and facilities.
Operate, maintain, and improve production facilities to meet/exceed production goals. Ensure that materials required for operation are ordered and available. Ensure products are verified according to test procedures and schedules. Ensure maintenance activities are performed to resolve operating problems and preserve assets (inspections and PM). Identify systemic solutions to prevent problem recurrence. Lead team to analyze operational data to identify and implement improvements to safety, quality, productivity, and cost. Participate in review, writing, and training of new and revised SOPs and MBRs. Assist in validation of all processes and equipment in area of responsibility.
Provide a positive work environment that engages associates and enables strong performance. Carry out HR activities such as performance appraisals, training, interviewing, counseling, and staff and resource utilization. Collaborate with HR to correct performance and behavior problems through counseling and disciplinary action. Act as a role model for company values and behaviors.
Coordinates with other departments to accomplish objectives. Facilitate smooth transition of information between shifts, including accurate and complete exchange of information to other shift teams and supporting departments.

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

Bachelor?s Degree (or equivalent years of directly related experience
The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
2 Years of Relevant Experience



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Work Location

Fort Worth, TX

Company/Legal Entity

Alcon Research, LLC.

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Full Time

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