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Endo International Supervisor, Inspection & Packaging (Afternoon Shift) in Rochester, Michigan

Supervisor, Inspection & Packaging, Packaging, Michigan-Rochester

About Endo International plc

Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) is a highly focused generics and specialty branded pharmaceutical company delivering quality medicines to patients in need through excellence in development, manufacturing and commercialization. Endo has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and U.S. headquarters in Malvern, PA, employing approximately 3,000 people worldwide. For 2018 Endo, reported revenue of $2.947B and adjusted diluted EPS of $2.89. Learn more at www.endo.com.


The Supervisor, Inspection & Packaging is responsible for daily coordination and execution of working schedules of people and equipment in inspection & packaging. Responsible for supervising hourly union operators that inspect and package a variety of drug and biological products, including Par branded, development and generic as well as contract customer products while meeting department quality, safety, delivery and productivity objectives. Reviews and releases batch record documentation; completes yield transactions or component returns. Ensures people and processes comply with Good Manufacturing Practices, company procedures, and the union contract. Modifies department standard operating procedures, investigates excursions, and executes change controls to support business and quality objectives. Establishes and maintains cooperative cross-functional relationships with peers in Quality, Sterile Operations, Process Development, and Supply Chain to meet plant objectives.

In partnership with the site leaders sponsors a quality and compliance focused site culture which embraces RFT (right first time) and CI (continuous improvement) expectations.

Union job at Rochester, MI.


  • Oversees hourly operators in execution of daily work; assures operators comply with validated parameters and standard operating procedures

  • Responsible for schedule adherence; participates in scheduling meetings with the objectives of increased resource utilization

  • Responsive to changes in daily workflow and schedule; determines needs and redeploys resources and/or overtime to achieve delivery and customer service commitments; adapts to ebb/flow of production process including changes due to unplanned maintenance or events requiring investigation.

  • Ensure all equipment is working properly

  • Completes final batch record reviews for Inspection and Packaging

  • Completes in-process checks and verifications in alignment with Standard Operating Procedures

  • Understands and adheres to Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

  • Executes Quality Management System assignments (CAPA, Deviation, Change Control, Standard Operating Procedures etc.) to on-time closure

  • Obtains knowledge and executes assignments in QMS areas: deviation management and/or change control

  • Conducts investigations for cause, determines corrective action, and impact; writes reports and assures timely closure

  • Initiates and executes change control assignments in support of continuous improvement initiatives for equipment, documentation, or processes

  • Approves maximo work orders

  • Creates, reviews and conducts operator training programs and assures operator training is conducted on SOPs, cGMP, and safety

  • Assure and assist classroom and hands on training for batch records, SOP's, and cGMP's, and maintain proper documentation to ensure compliance

  • Follow and comply with company Safety policies and OSHA Regulations

  • Participates in development and maintenance of a safe manufacturing environment. Establishes methods in compliance with regulatory, plant, and corporate policies. Participates in safety meetings, investigates accidents, and takes appropriate corrective action to eliminate hazardous conditions

  • Reports production updates and schedule changes to team and/or at daily Huddle/SMART meetings

  • Assures hourly operators comply with all procedures, GMP regulations, safety, and contract obligations; provides constructive operator feedback

  • Assigns manpower; Initiates documentation of violations and disciplinary action with operators as required

  • Requests equipment and facility repairs, or modifications

  • Understands and complies with Union Agreement

Reviews operational performance; executes improvement opportunities

  • Counsels, trains, and develops union colleagues for efficient performance; creates an atmosphere of team effort and open communication

  • Consistently communicate, follow and enforce SOP’s and company policies and guidelines set forth in the employee handbook

  • Troubleshoots or resolves issues impeding department daily/weekly deliverables; proactively demonstrates the ownership to achieve

  • Interfaces with suppliers of equipment or products and area consultants/experts

  • Supports CMO audits or regulatory agency inspections



  • Required- B.A. /B.S. Degree in Science, Business or related field or significant experience

  • Desired- B.A. /B.S. Degree in Packaging Science


  • Required – None

Desired – 1-3 years in Pharmaceutical Packaging, Operation or Quality Department


  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite

  • Ability to acquire knowledge/use of Enterprise Resource Planning tools (JD Edwards); Quality MS (Management Systems), Document MS, Learning MS (Trackwise, Master Control, and ComplianceWire respectively); and MS Office Suite; Kronos, Maximo

Able to understand and comply with all current state, federal and local standards and regulations, e.g., cGMP, OSHA, EEOC, EPA, FDA and DEASkills & Abilities:To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

For internal candidates: meets or exceeds expectations as follows:

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs and intended audience; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures

To perform the job successfully AND progressively achieve, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Design -Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility/accountability for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

  • Initiative -Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

  • Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure, remains optimistic and persistent even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.

  • Problem Solving -Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Adaptability -Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


  • Stand, Walk, Sit, Talk and/or Hear

  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision

  • Frequently working near or exposed to moving mechanical parts

  • The noise level is moderate

  • Occasional exposure to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals

Work environment is a production/manufacturing plant

Endo recognizes the advantages of a diverse workforce achieved through a commitment to equal employment opportunities.

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