Manufacturing Supervisor I, 1st shift

Date:  Mar 2, 2024
Req ID:  2513

Elkton, MD, US

Company:  Terumo Medical Corporation
Department:  TR Band

Terumo Medical Corporation (TMC) develops, manufactures, and markets a complete, solutions-based portfolio of high-quality medical devices used in a broad range of applications for numerous areas of the healthcare industry. TMC places a premium on providing customers with world-class products, training and education programs that drive clear economic value, better clinical outcomes and improved quality of life for patients. TMC is part of Tokyo-based Terumo Corporation; one of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers with $5+ billion in sales, 20,000+ employees worldwide and operations in more than 160 nations. Terumo Medical Corporation is comprised of two strategic business divisions: Terumo Interventional Systems and Terumo Medical Products.

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Supervisor I is responsible for supervising, directing, motivating, and providing training to production staff in order to meet Company goals for safety, quality, and productivity.
S/he is responsible for the daily operations of production areas which includes maintaining compliance with production schedules to ensure the product is produced on time for customers to receive as ordered, adherence to production schedule to ensure revenue to the Company, with no defective products or back order situations, and corresponding levels of management within TMC for related subjects (i.e. Engineering, Quality, Assurance, Purchasing, PDC, Human Resources, Accounting/EDP, etc.).  This individual will participate in Plant Manager meeting, monthly.  Additionally, s/he may supervise fifteen or more hourly production personnel which include recommendations for discipline, termination, evaluations, etc.


Job Details/Responsibilities

1.    Associate is responsible to follow requirements of applicable national and international regulations
2.    Oversees the day to day operations within the section (i.e. daily interaction and communication of staff, setting goals and objectives, planning schedules, preventative maintenance/maintenance repair, tracking production results, etc
3.    Provides a safe work environment and to resolves any safety issues that arise
4.    Provides training, support, and motivation to staff
5.    Continually improves product quality through analyzing, identifying, and eliminating root causes and implementing a corrective action (i.e. increase running efficiency, increase yield rates to reduce waste and improve outputs, 100 percent attainment of production, schedule, etc.)
6.    Coordinates and interacts daily with support groups
7.    Maintains section expenses within budget
8.    Maintains proper inventory levels
9.    Associate is responsible to follow requirements of TMC Quality System; including but not limited to: process controls, inspection procedures, document/data control, and change control practices. Establish and promote a work environment amongst co-workers and direct reports that supports compliance with the TMC Quality System and Terumo’s policies
10.    Participates in project performance team meetings on behalf of the job unit in order to provide ideas, methods, or processes for unit/company performance improvement
11.    Performs other job related duties assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)

  • Ability to direct and motivate staff
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • General knowledge of GMP requirements and ISO standards
  • Some prior exposure to safety issues and good manufacturing practices
  • Ability to solve problems daily regarding safety, quality, and productivity
  • Ability to make decisions based on available production knowledge, maintenance and improvement plans, etc

Qualifications/ Background Experiences

  • High School diploma required
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a lead role
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook



It is Terumo’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As a Company, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.