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Cambrex High Point Production Supervisor 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 Production Supervisor will be expected to supervise operating personnel for safe, efficient and profitable operation of the chemical manufacturing area. The incumbent will be responsible for administration of day to day manpower, equipment and processing needs of the plant site. The Production Supervisor will work closely with all departments to ensure timely shipment of quality products, meeting or exceeding customer expectations. Shift work required.


  • Ensuring assigned production area meets or exceeds all safety and quality requirements

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

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

  • Ensure employees are properly trained and evaluate their performance

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

  • Performing simple laboratory tests on samples of in-process and waste materials to ensure proper operation and equipment function

  • Coordinating operations with Maintenance Department to complete scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities for operations area

  • Make recommendations to improve yields and reduce waste, labor, materials, maintenance, handling and other costs

  • Initiate investigation of production 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 evaluations with production superintendents or process engineers as assigned

    All employees are required to adhere to DEA, EPA, FDA and cGMP regulations as they relate to the operation of the Company; and to adhere to all company safety rules and procedures. All employees are expected to report to work regularly and promptly. Other duties relating to departmental mission, not specifically detailed in this section may be assigned.


  • Prior supervisory experience beneficial

  • Sound written and oral communication skills

  • Strong computer knowledge in Windows based software required

Education, Experience & Licensing Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Three or more years of chemical processing/manufacturing experience preferred

    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.