When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.
The Manufacturing Manager is a critical role our Laboratory Consumables Division in Rochester, NY. This position provides leadership with a focus on engagement and continuous improvement. This is a great opportunity to make an impact in a high profile segment of our growing and evolving business.
- Provides leadership direction to Manufacturing Engineers, Set-up Technicians, and Maintenance Personnel of designated Value Stream. Works closely and builds rapport with personnel across a variety of departments and functions within the facility and with external customers.
- Responsible for developing and successfully implementing robust manufacturing processes and improvements for plastic molding, assembly and secondary operations.
- Develop and optimize processes applying Scientific Molding principles and other quality/engineering tools including FMEAs, statistics/DOEs, and other industry best practices. Ensure successful implementation within Value Stream.
- Uses Lean techniques to eliminate waste and improve processes.
- Verification and Validation: Accountable for FAT, IQ, OQ, PQ activities for replacement and improvement of molds, equipment and molding processes, including measurement and dimensional studies.
- Collaborate with Marketing, Product Development and Operations team members to resolve product and specification issues.
- Support implementation of new and sustaining projects led by Global Engineering.
- Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment and a high level of safety awareness among associates. Maintains excellent housekeeping practices through 5S implementation with appropriate audits.
- Participates in Value Stream Key Performance Indicators (KPI) reviews. Uses fact-based analysis to identify gaps and create countermeasures to address. Responsible for overseeing the timely implementation of countermeasures within area of responsibility.
- Actively participates in daily Gemba walks, as well as other site meetings.
- Acts as a Role Model Leader, with a positive mindset and a passion to achieve short- term and long-term goals.
- Leads day-to-day activities of the technical roles within the Value Stream to provide optimal support for manufacturing operations.
- Provides guidance, direction and leadership for the areas of supervision to ensure that machine issues are resolved quickly and effectively, through fact-based analysis, prioritization, problem-solving and communication with others.
- Monitors employees’ performance. Trains, coaches and evaluates employees to develop each to their greatest potential through ongoing, timely feedback and the Performance Management & Development (PMD) process.
- Provides continuous feedback to team members to assure all are using standard work and are striving for continuous improvement and alignment with the Value Stream objectives.
- Fosters employee engagement and empowerment, and a continuous improvement culture at all levels of organization. Mentors direct reports to improve their leadership skill sets and overall effectiveness. Assist and support other team members as required.
- Performs all job duties in a safe manner Values, and follows all ISO standards, Company and site policies and guidelines, and regulatory or statutory requirements.
- Performs other duties and responsibilities, as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Mechanical or Plastics Engineering preferred)
- Minimum of 3 Years prior supervisory/management experience required
- Prior manufacturing experience required. 5+ years working experience in a manufacturing environment with Current Good Manufacturing Principles (CGMP) and ISO 13485 strongly preferred.
- Technical depth in Blow Molding and/or Injection Molding strongly preferred. Experience with Tooling, Assembly/Test Automation and Clean Rooms a plus.
- Experience working closely with set-up and maintenance functions strongly preferred.
- SMED experience supporting mold and process requirements a plus.
- Actively recognizes and promotes people as our core asset to the organization and models our 4-I Values (Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement).
- Ability to effectively lead and manage people, including setting expectations, assessing performance, providing feedback, delegating tasks, having difficult conversations, and engaging and developing employees. Ability to effectively resolve escalated employee issues.
- Ability to deliver fact- based decisions and apply a mindset for Lean Management, gaining Value Stream efficiencies and continuous improvement. Is experienced in successfully driving continuous improvement.
- Ability to conduct critical analysis and assessments to develop strategic action plans that ensure efficient, lean, and effective processes are in place to produce quality products.
- Ability to accurately and quickly assess a situation on the manufacturing floor, and determine and implement corrective measures to maintain flow of production.
- Proficient in process auditing and Lean manufacturing techniques.
- Knowledgeable in advanced data collection, measuring, analysis, improvement and control.
- Must be able to lead and manage change effectively.
- Strong ability to effectively use judgment and make decisions.
- Excellent prioritization, time management, and organizational skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment and with people at all levels.
- Has working knowledge of other business functions (Quality, Supply Chain, Human Resources and Financial) in addition to Engineering and Manufacturing.
- Demonstrated ability to quickly learn technology systems and applications is required; proficiency in SAP and Microsoft Office Suite is preferred.
- Ability to travel as required, <10% of the time.
- Working conditions require the ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb stairs, and work at a computer station and on manufacturing shop floor.
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