Supervisor, Manufacturing

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Pleasanton , CA 94588

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve sophisticated analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our world-class brands

  • Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

Position Summary:

The Custom manufacturing group in Pleasanton is seeking a Manufacturing Supervisor with experiences in the area of biology/biotechnology to support our manufacturing operations in organization and execution of production flows as well as reporting and documentation of production results. The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for leadership of the Custom Formulation team with general responsibility for safety, quality, cost, compliance, and human resource development. This will involve collaborating closely with all different functions within operations. This role will be responsible for ensuring accurate and effective utilization of the teams to ensure all business requirements are met and will support the optimization of workflows and improving product quality. In addition, this position will support the establishment and implementation of new methods and laboratory equipment. Strong time management and organization skills along with interpersonal skills and ability to participate effectively in multidisciplinary teams to solve problems in manufacturing environment are crucial.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a team focusing on safety, quality, cost, compliance, and human resource development.

  • Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies and procedures.

  • Responsible to assist in leading efforts to drive continuous process improvement as it relates to targeted metrics and lean manufacturing.

  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.

  • Supervise worker performance by performing regular Gemba walks and responding to problems immediately.

  • Record and report daily metrics within the Daily Management Tier System.

  • Manage preventative maintenance program in the production area to ensure all PMs are completed on-time.

  • Document standard work/SOPs and provide continuous feedback to team members to assure all are adhering to procedures and striving for continuous improvement and alignment with the objectives.

  • Ensure proper initial and cross training is performed to a satisfactory standard and ensure proper cross training to avoid capacity delays.

  • Identify all additional training needs and requirements and execute all necessary training requirements.

  • Provide the training and guidance vital to enable the employees to improve their own abilities and skill levels.

  • Provide guidance, direction and leadership for the areas of supervision to ensure that products are manufactured with the highest level of quality in a safe and timely manner that will meet or exceed our customer's expectation.

  • Develops individuals and works teams such that they can operate effectively with minimal direction.

  • Creates an environment where employees can grow and develop into greater levels of contribution.

  • Maintains work flow by supervising steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; supervising personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.

  • Manage the vacation schedules of all employees on shift.

Minimum Qualifications (must have):

  • BS in Biology, Chemistry or related field and 5 years of experience in an biotechnological manufacturing environment or MS in Biology, Chemistry or related field and 2 years of experience in an manufacturing environment

  • Monitor, track, and provide feedback on employee performance through 1:1's and PMD's

  • 2+ years experience in a leadership role

  • Solid understanding of process improvement, i.e: Lean Manufacturing Principles

  • Proven knowledge in process validation

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people in other disciplines

  • Organized, responsible and diligent

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong Motivator

Preferred Qualifications (nice to have):

  • Experience in Oligonucleotide manufacture is desirable.

  • Experience in participating and leading Continues Improvement initiatives

  • Practical Process Improvement (PPI) events and problem solving. Experience in driving the PPI business system by encouraging employees to detail JDIs, participate in Root Cause Countermeasure discussions, participate in Kaizen workshops, and use PPI to drive improvements.
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Supervisor, Manufacturing

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.