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Job Description
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.

Position Summary:

  • Supervise employees in the production, filling, and packaging of reagents, calibrators, and/or controls on automated filling and packaging equipment to approved standards and specifications.
  • Analyze procedures and production methods to improve quality, costs or productivity, in keeping with product specifications, good manufacturing practices, Federal safety regulations and Company policies.
  • Performs minor maintenance on equipment and troubleshoots processes
  • Performs routine process adjustments within predetermined limits; conducts random visual product quality inspections; verifies production quantities
  • Support PPI initiatives
  • Actively participate in Continuous Improvement Savings projects
  • Ensures machine and work area is clean using 5S principles
  • Lead, participate and/or support kaizen workshops; monitor progress, maintain database, metrics, pre-workshop, and follow up on post workshop activities.
  • Seek learning opportunities and benchmark to enable the production to develop best practice
  • Develop and advance lean principles, tools, and techniques through leadership and training which will maximize value and minimize waste to enable positive change within the site.
  • Communicates vision and supplies leadership and management to their Production departments in order to attain corporate goals in quality, manufacturing cycle time, and total cost.
  • Directly supervises the activities of their Production department personnel:
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of Production department members.
  • Manages vacations and work hours.
  • Actively supports members’ training and professional development.
  • Counsels members in accordance with company policies with issues relating to conduct and performance issues. Assists with recommendation and implementation of disciplinary actions.
  • Establishes and implements performance standards for department members and performs ongoing evaluation for each department member.
  • Develop the improvement plan for the production line in pursuit of budgetary improvement and customer satisfaction with management assistance.
  • Actively supports continuous improvement efforts in their Production department.
  • Identifies departmental barriers and leads functional teams to implement improvements having a corporate impact. Participates on, and may lead, cross-functional teams having a corporate impact.
  • Implement and sustain cost reduction programs with respect to quality, waste and other inefficiencies.
  • Facilitate and lead equipment upgrade and improvement projects for process improvement
  • Executes production schedule and use of resources to support customer orders, new product introduction, forecast orders, and desired finished goods stock levels.
  • Actively identifies and implements improvements in on-floor material handling.
  • Support information system requirements and integrity by assisting with the developing of time standards and routings / resource assignments for relevant manufacturing sequences.
  • Maintains their Production department’s goals and measures of success, actively tracking progress toward attainment of same and initiating corrective actions when required.
  • Provide the necessary level of training and safely inspections to assure a safe work environment.
  • Provide training for new employees as well as incumbents so that product quality, GMP and work flow are maintained.
  • Review performance of personnel as required and documents required performance enhancement plan as needed or any other disciplinary actions that may be required.
  • Serve as a manufacturing technical expert for identified manufacturing processes. Continually review process and results, anticipate problems, and trouble-shoot processes and equipment with the assistance of other support groups.
  • Ensure that all FDA guidelines are followed and that proper records exist and are properly maintained.
  • Understand validations of processes and machinery following FDA guidelines. Be able to assist in performing validations or review of validation procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining financial budgets for areas of responsibility. Provides recommendations to develop both capital and expense budgets.
  • Supervise temporary employees as required.
  • Supports the Affirmative Action program (AAP) goals of the company in all personnel interactions.
  • Demonstrates Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree with a minimum 3 years of relevant manufacturing or engineering experience in a diagnostic or related industry is preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in supervising employees in a manufacturing environment
  • A lean based background is preferred
  • Previous work experience in a GMP environment
  • Experience in automated filling and packaging equipment is preferred.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.


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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