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The Manufacturing Engineering Manager has responsibility for providing strong scientific and technical expertise to all aspects of manufacturing chromatography consumables. This function also facilitates the transfer of new products from the R&D group to routine manufacturing and is responsible for ensuring robust and reliable processes, formulations and analytical methods are being developed. The Manufacturing Engineering department works closely with regulatory affairs, quality assurance, other manufacturing plants and engineering to develop and implement strategies for improving existing products.

  • Lead, train and develop the Manufacturing Engineering team.
  • Define and establish clear objectives and expectations, provide direct feedback routinely for performance management
  • Functional area of responsibility is column consumables manufacturing.
  • Be a visionary of process change and documentation of processes and workflows to achieve operational excellence - guide others toward that vision.
  • Drive and lead teams in continuous improvement efforts- identify and addressing root cause situations, and build systems to prevent and correct issues.
  • Conduct financial analysis to forecast and assess project impact.
  • Participate as a core team or extended team member for new product introduction.
  • Contribute to new product introduction documentation, ensuring that operations concerns are addressed.
  • Establish key performance indicators for projects in area of responsibility that drive change and visibility to the team and leadership. Track, trend, and monitor routinely with active data analysis rigor performed to drive the continuous improvement culture.
  • Effectively use prioritization mechanisms to utilize resources across teams to complete the work on-hand and/or rise to Leadership so that resource needs can be addressed.
  • Identify projects and recommend appropriate course of action (e.g. discontinuation, outsource, process improvement) to maximize profitability and supply.
  • Take a lead role in the harmonization and technology transfer process for the media synthesis (including qualification) and consumables manufacturing to drive risk mitigation, productivity and quality and service improvements.
  • Document SOP’s and work instructions to capture and document processes and procedures.
Ensure safety is a top priority with active measures in place to drive

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or a scientific/relevant engineering discipline, MBA a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing or technical environment performing production/operations and/or project management functions.
  • Minimum 3 years of management experience.
  • Experience within regulated environment is preferred – pharm/bio-pharma related.
  • Practical application experience of Six Sigma and Lean. Green Belt / Black Belt Certification desired.
  • This position requires occasional travel to other Thermo Fisher Scientific, and partner sites worldwide (approx 0 – 10%).
This position has not been approved to provide relocation assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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