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Supervisor of Environmental Monitoring

Supervisor of Environmental Monitoring

Job Description

About PharmaForce: PharmaForce Inc.,  a privately held Columbus, Ohio based pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing company, was founded in 1999. PharmaForce began as a small team R&D outfit, but quickly expanded to include manufacturing capabilities. In 2009, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a New York based U.S. Company of Daiichi-Sanko CO., Ltd. (Corporate Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan), acquired PharmaForce. this acquisition allowed for the expansion of the R&D pipeline, increased manufacturing capacity, and ability to develop a robust pipeline in the fast growing generic, injectable market. Today, PharmaForce's experienced R&D team coupled with state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities has allow for a turnkey, complete pharmaceutical operation

The Supervisor for Environmental Monitoring works with Environmental Monitoring (EM) Technicians in the activities associated with the manufacture of sterile pharmaceuticals in accordance with company Standard Operating Procedures, cGMPs and all other company policies.  The Supervisor will liaise with Production/Compounding Supervisor and Production/Filling Supervisor to ensure the necessary support required by those areas is provided.  The Supervisor will oversee the environmental monitoring program and will provide training, guidance and support to EM technicians.  The Supervisor will coordinate day to day activities and the scheduling of EM technicians and provide input and assistance to other Departments as needed.   This position will report to the Microbiology Manager.




  • Under the direction of the Microbiology Manager, supervise the environmental monitoring program and technicians.
  • Provide technical and administrative support for all activities related to environmental monitoring, and documentation.
  • Coordinates work projects with the Microbiology Manager to appropriately schedule EM workload to meet department/site requirements.
  • Schedule employees with respect to workload to improve efficiency.
  • As required assist EM technicians in sampling and other environmental monitoring responsibilities.
  • Reviews SOP’s as necessary, recommend changes, update and initiate change controls as needed.
  • Review EM paperwork accuracy and completeness and submit to laboratory with plates for incubation in timely fashion.
  • Issue and perform internal investigations, deviations or event reports and ensure the closure of such reports for nonconforming results, in a timely manner
  • Perform and maintain environmental monitoring tracking and trending of data in timely manner and present report to Microbiology Manager.
  • Ensure and check the media and material inventory required for the environmental monitoring program and order supplies as necessary.
  • Closely interact with and support manufacturing and quality personnel in all aspects of environmental monitoring.
  • Assist Manager with timely completion of quarterly and other periodic projects and reports.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology, biology or related scientific field.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a pharmaceutical aseptic processing environment, some supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must flexible with working hours dependable and able to work overtime as needed, according to the production schedule.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability working within in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to mentor subordinates
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft word, excel, and outlook
  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written
  • Needs to be adaptable and maintain the ability to be flexible in an ever changing and challenging environment
  • Sense of ownership and ability to take responsibility
  • Schedule employees with respect to workload to improve efficiency
  • As required assist EM technicians in sampling and other environmental monitoring responsibilities.
  • Reviews SOP’s as necessary, recomme

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type QA - Quality Control, Pharmaceutical
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Industry Pharmaceutical, Environmental
Required Travel Negligible
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Supervisor of Environmental Monitoring

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