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Job Description

The Production Supervisor will be responsible for the execution of manufacturing working with the value stream group support functions. The individual must have the ability to lead a diversified production team across an array of products in a high-mix, low to mid-volume environment. Requirements include the ability to manage process improvement and day to day activities related to production, material and documentation control, with contribution to process yield improvement. In addition, the individual must have experience working with and developing a team oriented production environment focused on process improvement and continuous waste elimination.


  • Coordinate daily production activities to meet safety, quality, output and on-time delivery targets and revenue
  • Identify material/capacity constraints and resolve issues, including resolving material shortages, prioritizing support functions (receiving, inspection, mfg. engineering, etc.) and escalating issues
  • Ensure that safe work practices are in use at all times including teams' adherence to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements of the job function (i.e. safety glasses, ESD protection)
  • Manage daily cycle count activities and lead reconciliation efforts
  • Maintain accurate material transactions and backflushing
  • Ensure production activities are completed in accordance with design and process documentation
  • Lead daily production meetings and assist with creating and publishing daily/weekly/monthly metrics
  • Assist with 3rd party audits, including ISO 9000
  • Lead training and coaching of direct reports
  • Complete annual Performance Review’s for direct reports
  • Participate and lead improvement events (such as Kaizen, 5S, Practical Process Improvement); coach and mentor direct reports to drive PPI as a way of life
  • Work with peer supervisors to consolidate orders and flex resources
  • Coordinate, report and manage direct reports paid time off schedules and timecards

Minimum Requirements:

  • Technical Associates Degree (Bachelor's preferred) or equivallent experience
  • 5+ years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years experience supervising a group preferred
  • Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Inventory Management
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in lean practices and continuous improvement tools
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to provide guidance and mentoring to peers

This position does NOT have 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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