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Cambrex High Point Assistant Production Superintendent in Charles City, Iowa

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You Matter to Cambrex.

Cambrex is a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that provides drug substance, drug product, and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. With more than 40 years of experience and a growing team of over 2,000 professionals servicing global clients, Cambrex is a trusted partner in branded and generic markets for API and dosage form development and manufacturing.

Your Work Matters.

At Cambrex, we strive to build a culture where all colleagues have the opportunity to:

  • engage in work that matters to our customers and the patients they serve

  • learn new skills and enjoy new experiences in an engaging and safe environment

  • strengthen connections with coworkers and the community

    We’re committed to attracting and nurturing a passionate team of valued professionals in our fast-paced and growing company. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes healthcare, life insurance, planning for retirement, and more!

    Your Future Matters.

    Known for our customer-focused scientific and manufacturing excellence, as well as our strong commitment to quality and safety, we offer a range of career and growth opportunities across our global network of locations. Together with our customers, we aim to improve the quality of life for patients around the world. Start a career where You Matter by applying today!

Job Overview

The primary purpose of the Assistant Superintendent Operations is to manage the operation of assigned production work centers/facilities in order to meet customer and business demands while maintaining regulatory compliance and following company standards and requirements. In addition to meeting manufacturing schedules, line respon sibilities include development, direction and guidance to production supervisors, production engineers and plant operators. To lead and promote safety, environmental awareness, quality, cost savings, and compliance with all regulatory programs. Provide inter and intra departmental technical assistance facilitating company growth.

The Assistant Superintendent Operations will work closely with all departments to ensure timely shipment of quality products, meeting or exceeding customer expectations


  • Ensuring assigned production areas meet or exceed all safety and quality requirements

  • Scheduling operations and maintenance activities in a manner that prevents delays and efficiently utilizes manpower

  • Ensuring adherence to Standard Operating Procedures in all operations and activities

  • Work closely with the product ion supervisors to ensure employees are properly trained and evaluate their performance

  • Exercising proper care in the utilization of buildings, equipment and services

  • Identify and implement process improvements that positively impact items such as yield, throughput, waste, labor, raw materials, product quality and cycle time

  • Investigate operational issues and work with support groups to resolve and implement corrective and preventative actions

  • Work with Process Engineering and Chemical Development during the implementation of new products in the manufacturing area

  • Participate in process or capital project evaluations as assigned

  • Coach production supervisors and their subordinates on company policies and procedures. Conduct training pertaining to the employee’s and company needs. Provide guidance to increase the employees understanding and knowledge of the plant operation. Identify and promote activities which enhance the work environment


  • Sound written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to conduct employee training, conduct presentations, actively participate in regulatory and customer audits

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong computer knowledge in Windows based software - Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Education, Experience & Licensing Requirements

  • BS in Chemistry , Chemical Engineering or related field required . MBA or MS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering desired

  • Five or more years of chemical processing/manufacturing experience with 5 or more years of supervisory experience preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma or Six Sigma experience, including a green belt or black belt certification highly beneficial

  • Ability to obtain DEA clearance for drug manufacture

  • Respirator use required

    • Ability to lift and move items up to 25 pounds.

    • Must be able to perform tasks requiring physical mobility, including standing for long periods, bending, and reaching.

    • Exposure to chemicals, moving parts, vibration, and noise within a laboratory setting.

    • May require occasional travel for training or method transfer activities.

    • Flexible to work different shifts if necessary to meet critical deadlines

    All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Cambrex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), ancestry, national origin, place of birth, age, marital status, disability/handicap, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by federal, state, and/or local law.