Production Supervisor – Laboratory – Novacyt Southampton, Southern

Production Supervisor – Laboratory
Southampton, Hampshire

About Us

We are Novacyt, a rapidly growing diagnostics group specialising in infectious diseases. We have a number of successful brands and serve a large global customer base, from hospitals to large corporates.

Under our brand, Primerdesign, we have delivered exceptional products to combat formidable challenges. We developed the world’s first swine flu detection kit, played an important part in uncovering the UK’s horse meat scandal and are currently producing high-performing detection kits to support the fight against COVID-19..

We are currently looking for a Production Supervisor to join our team and support the smooth running of our manufacturing process.

The Benefits

– Competitive salary
– 25 days’ annual leave
– Ability to buy and sell annual leave
– Cycle to work scheme
– Refer a friend scheme
– Life assurance
– Private medical insurance
– Group pension scheme

If you are a production or laboratory professional seeking your next step up, this is a brilliant opportunity to learn and grow with our organisation as we make a positive impact on the healthcare industry.

We’ve developed a reputation for delivering high-quality solutions to formidable challenges. Currently, we are playing a key supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with high-performing detection kits.

What’s more, we’ve recently been awarded a Breakthrough of the Year award at the European Mediscience Awards 2020, making this an exciting time to join us and help to ensure we stay at the forefront of our sector.

The Role

As a Production Supervisor, you will join a team responsible for the manufacture of qPCR kits and reagents whilst contributing to the efficient running of our production laboratories and operations department .

Supporting the Laboratory Manager, you will assist in the supervision of day-to-day production activities and the creation of plans to meet order requirements.

You will also:

– Be involved in manufacturing products daily according to our ISO13485 quality management system
– Manage stock levels
– Communicate and plan manufacturing priorities with other production and QC teams
– Organize and perform routine equipment and laboratory maintenance
– Organize stock
– Purchasing oligo stock from suppliers
– Train and supervise staff
– Perform routine equipment maintenance and calibration

About You

To be considered as a Production Supervisor, you’ll need:

– Previous production and/or laboratory experience
– Strong communication skills
– A highly organised approach
– Good time-management abilities

Experience of using Sage 200 would be beneficial to your application.

Other organisations may call this role Production Team Leader, Laboratory Production Supervisor, Laboratory Production Team Leader, Senior Production Technician, Senior Production Operative, or Manufacturing Supervisor.

Webrecruit, Novacyt and Primerdesign are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you want to help make a difference as a Production Supervisor, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week