As Cannula Lab Supervisor, the individual is responsible for acting both as an assembler and supervisor, monitoring staff assembling and packaging medical devices while maintaining the cleanliness of Cannula lab facility. This individual takes an active production role, participating in the routine tasks of the Cannula manufacturing process as well as assigning tasks to staff and maintaining a productive and respectful work environment.

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Essential Functions:


  • Be trained and capable of carrying out each task in the Cannula manufacturing process
  • Will be familiar with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions pertinent to each and every function
  • Conform to best practices and norms for working in a GMP environment and adhere to company health & safety policies.
  • Know all procedures that must be followed in the Cannula lab
  • Reported any standard procedure that cannot be followed to the R&D Supervisor
  • Responsible for cleaning the workspace before beginning a job
  • Clearly identify the job under their control, including product codes, subassembly codes and amount to be assembled and that all components have been accounted for.
  • Responsible for organizing the job in a tidy manner
  • Ensure that they work only with components that are accepted for use
  • Identifying the correct trolley, with the correct components and the safe and orderly transfer of those components to their work station
  • Review the schematic, Work Instructions, in-process inspection form and any pictures available for the job & prototype assembly
  • Build the sub-assembly properly
  • Ensure their work is properly inspected before allowing it to be used for another application

Production Supervision

  • Supervise the Cannula manufacturing process, including staff, equipment, schematics, inspection sheets, components, methods, procedures and efficiency
  • Follow SOPs and lead staff in adherence to the Quality Management System
  • Log each job in and out of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
  • Assign tasks to staff on a rotating basis
  • Take responsibility for the integrity of the Cannula manufacturing process
  • Be very familiar with Nipro Quality Policy
  • Understand the purpose of the Nipro Quality System and how it impacts their duties and responsibilities
  • Provide answers to staff with questions about the process or components
  • Be available to receive reports of issues with instructions, components or equipment and escalate accordingly


  • Ensure that all assemblers are trained and follow protocol for proper Cannula lab entry and dress
  • Document training regarding appropriate type of under garment to wear, proper downing of uniform provided before entering Cannula lab
  • Understand the purpose and ensure the staff upholds good work habits while in the Cannula lab
  • Understand the purpose of and oversee the cleanliness and cleaning of the Cannula lab

Health and Safety

  • Ensure staff have read and fully understand all equipment operation work instructions
  • Ensure staff wear appropriate PPE as required
  • Monitor repetitive tasks and vary assignments to reduce chance of repetitive strain injuries
  • Use safety equipment when processing chemical agents/operating equipment, read material safety data sheet (MSDS), and following safety practices
  • Be aware of and adhere to the requirements of a Supervisor under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)


  • Model calm and respectful behaviour at all times
  • Assist employees with resolving interpersonal disputes prior to escalation
  • Communicate with management regarding the dynamics within the team
  • Maintain a safe and positive environment within the lab
  • Approve/deny and record vacation, sick and personal days requested by staff
  • Keep a record of absences and communicate with HR/Finance for payroll purposes
  • Evaluate employee performance, completing routine reviews and communicating with team members
  • Direct and counsel employees on poor performance or inappropriate conduct

Education & Certification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Experience & Required Skills:

  • Previous experience in the medical or pharmaceutical manufacturing/assembly environment strongly preferred
  • Prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Proven ability to lead people in a fair, respectful and unbiased manner
  • Ability to perform high precision work and maintain stringent cleanliness requirements
  • Proven ability to comprehend and interpret the product schematic, specification procedure and work instructions
  • Fluent English reading and writing skills
  • Detail oriented and punctual
  • Committed to a learning culture and growth mindset
  • Good vision (to detect product non-conformance)
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Able to sit for long periods of time

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Nipro Canada Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local laws. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available by request at any stage of the recruitment process.

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