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Manufacturing Supervisor

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Date: May 24, 2022

Location: Bethlehem, PA, US, 18017

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Life Sciences Health's CDMO business is the leading CDMO for complex formulation development for the pharmaceutical industry, with over 20 years of successful experience and a solid base of clients ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies to small VC backed start-ups. As a member of the LLS Health team, you will be working for a company that is engaged in important, exciting, and socially relevant projects. LLS Health is a fast-paced environment that features a variety of projects, technical challenges, and opportunities for growth. To learn more about us, visit and


Job Summary:

Operating under the general guidance of the Director of Manufacturing Operations, the Manufacturing Supervisor provides daily support and guidance for the manufacturing team. The Manufacturing Supervisor has responsibility for managing and scheduling the manufacturing technicians, as well as coordinating activities across various groups at the site. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide central support and supervision for cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing (Aseptic and Non-Sterile environments), ensuring manufacturing equipment is clean, calibrated and functionally set up in the manufacturing rooms.
  • Provide technical assistance to formulators in development/scale up work for GMP processes. 
  • Develop and revise GMP documentation (master batch records, SOPs, cleaning validation, risk assessments, etc.). 
  • Perform investigations and review deviation reports.
  • Maintain manufacturing metrics, as appropriate.
  • Assist in implementation and monitoring of Continuous Improvement and Safety initiatives.
  • Execute production batch records for GMP manufacturing. 
  • Ensure consumables and other materials needed in the manufacturing suites are available and appropriate for GMP manufacturing.
  • Oversee cleaning and maintaining of manufacturing suites and equipment. 
  • Effectively communicate within the department as well as with other departments.
  • Plan, promote, and organize training activities.


Skills, Experience, and Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing or development.
  • In-depth knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), GLP requirements, and FDA/ICH guidelines and their application to drug development and production.
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Technical expertise in the scale-up of processes from development to GMP is preferred.
  • Aseptic production/filling experience is required.
  • Experience with a broad range of dosage forms such as tablets, capsules, device/implants, solutions, suspensions, emulsions, lyophilized products, and novel formulation types is preferred
  • Proficiency with common PC based applications and specifically in the use of MS Office
  • General computer proficiency, an understanding of corporate IT networks, or familiarity with electronic data system compliance (Part 11, data integrity, etc) would be desirable skills
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety precautions and protocols for safe handling and the disposal of hazardous agents/reagents, chemicals and materials
  • Excellent organizational, communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate technical and business information, both oral and written to others, including co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients, and vendors
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions
  • Ability to work with materials / compounds considered as high potent
  • Ability to work varied and extended hours/days, as business dictates


Considered a Plus:

  • BA/BS degree or higher with a focus in Pharmaceutical Technology, Science, or Engineering


Working Conditions: 

  • Ability to lift/carry/move up to 20 pounds, occasionally up to 50 pounds
  • May require standing for extended periods of time
  • Expected to wear all required PPE
  • Must meet requirements for aseptic gowning, visual inspection and ability to wear a full-face respirator Safely work independently and around others by following all required procedures

Lubrizol Life Science Health's CDMO business is located in Bethlehem, PA, part of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. The region is slightly over an hour to both Philadelphia and New York City, which places you right in the action. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, the Lehigh Valley is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, ski resorts, museums, casinos, shopping, restaurants, sports and nightlife. From the yearly Musikfest festival, to skiing in the Poconos, to hiking or biking through the many state parks, you can make it happen right here in the Lehigh Valley.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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