Production Supervisor I



Product, People & HR, Operations
Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self, and live a full life. You will have access to:

Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

Private medical insurance, cafeteria subsidy, stock program, and employee association, among others

A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diverse, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Alajuela, Coyol location in the Vascular division that provides innovative, minimally invasive, and cost-effective products for the treatment of vascular disease.

What You’ll Do

  • Implements and manages a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordinating the selection process with Human Resources.
  • Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, rewarding positive behavior, and applying disciplinary action as appropriate.
  • Trains and certifies to all critical assembly operations and understands all line PFM´s.
  • Monitors daily metrics and provides direction and guidance to lower–level supervisors, or skilled nonexempt staff to achieve unit or Project goals.
  • Retains responsibility for the product from initial assembly to final distribution. Schedules and organizes assigned manufacturing lines to achieve 100% product availability and maintain targets levels of inventories.
  • Communicates to line personnel daily while maintaining a constant line presence.
  • Maintains regular communication with exempt-level staff to ensure alignment in running operations and achieving objectives.
  • Maintains a safe environment with 100% training and compliance with applicable procedures.
  • Responsible for achieving dept. attendance targets including immediate feedback to employees by instance.
  • Coordinates activities related to shift starts and changes.
  • Communicate with other departments and functions as need in support of meeting operational objectives.
  • Helps develop, interpret and execute policies that affect work processes and personnel with the assigned organizational unit.
  • Oversees personnel and processes to ensure full compliance with internal and external regulations.
  • Monitors and communicates internal and external indicators that impact the business and or industry by reviewing reports and newletters, reading organizational literature, meeting with peers and reading development reports.

Shift: B (Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 10:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm)

On-Site position

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Business or related career, or 80% of career.
  • 0-2 years of related work experience
  • Influence and Leadership.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards affecting the manufacture of Medical Devices (i.e., cGMPs and CFRs).
  • Accountable to ensure the operation team manufactures products that meet the highest standards in quality, customer service, and compliance with regulatory agencies. Error in judgment or execution could result in serious quality issues, interruption in product availability, have a direct effect on patients' lives, and generate significant manufacturing cost variances and inventory issues.
  • Accountable to ensure that safety, quality and performance goals are met on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Error in judgment may interrupt weekly production goals as well as jeopardize product availability.
  • Fully Bilingual (English and Spanish) / Required.

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