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Production Supervisor, Beads Reagent

Company: Danaher
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests! As a member of our team, you'll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop rapid groundbreaking solutions to solve the world's most complex health challenges!

Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics - from conceptualization and innovation through development and delivery of life-changing advancements in healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology and oncology applications. For more details, visit us at www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter. (@CepheidNews)

This position is located onsite at our Sunnyvale, CA location.

Position summary:

As a production supervisor, you will be responsible for leading a diverse and hardworking manufacturing team. Your primary goal is to properly organize staff members and achieve a reasonable work flow throughout the day. Your position will also include directing, focusing, training, and assisting lower-level manufacturing employees in a manufacturing lab setting.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Learns and carries out company safety policies and practices
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources, maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and ensuring compliance to organization standards.
  • Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and focusing employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; developing reporting procedures and systems; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
  • Assist in attaining quarterly and annual production goals
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, implementing change.
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Defines employee training plan. Understand, train personnel, and enforce strict adherence to the applicable SOPs of the Quality System, as well as the Manufacturing Guidelines
  • Lead or support Lean Manufacturing initiatives that involve a cross-functional team (outside of Operations)
  • Generate/review ECO that impacts manufacturing
  • Recognize and reward employees for positive impact to the manufacturing environment.

Minimum requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level
  • 3 to 5 years in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment; 2 years minimum in a leadership role

Knowledge and skills:

  • Possess the skills necessary to create and lead a culture of commitment to the values vital to organizational development and growth
  • Proven ability to deliver productivity to plan
  • Willing to resolve problems
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse groups, incorporate the input of others to improve our processes, and align with internal customers
  • Committed to developing and empowering others; to accomplish goals through the skills of persuasion, influence and negotiation
  • Must have excellent communication skills (listening, written, verbal, presentation)
  • Ability to interface and exchange information with all levels within the company's workforce
  • A team player that works with management and technicians to strive for continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of bills of materials and other planning activities
  • Supervisory background
  • Demonstrated proficiency of manufacturing systems and requirements
  • Knowledge and/or experience with continuous improvement tools (Kaizen, PSP, 5S, Daily Management, etc.)

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 Lb Must be able to stand for several hours.
  • Ability to work in controlled environment

About Danaher

As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Cepheid is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher's unrivaled leadership training and professional development programs, this relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life's Potential.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here.

Keywords: Danaher, Sunnyvale , Production Supervisor, Beads Reagent, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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