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US - Michigan - Kalamazoo
Job Description
  • Mentors direct reports to improve their skills and overall effectiveness
  • Maintains positive employee relations through the use of proficient and open communication skills. Listens, supports, engages and encourages employee suggestions and input to achieve excellent results
  • Drives accountability throughout the operation
  • Support cost reduction initiatives and first pass yield improvement
  • Support Practical Process Improvement Business Systems into operations
  • Support implementation of lean tools throughout manufacturing
  • Participate on continuous improvement teams and actions to improve process and product flow
  • Manage key operations metrics
  • Support and participate with Quality, R&D and Engineering on new product introductions.
  • Demonstrates Thermo Fisher Scientific values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.
  • Demonstrates Role Model Leader Characteristics.
  • Other miscellaneous activities as assigned
  • Plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures, and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions
  • Participate in Tier I and Tier II Standup meetings
  • Provide constant shop floor leadership presence (90% of time on floor)
  • Ensure effective employee relations. Provide employee coaching and development. Makes employment decisions.
  • Maintain a culture of accountability and colleague development
  • Effectively manage a meaningful Performance Management process for direct reports
  • Balance safety, quality, productivity, cost, and morale to achieve positive results in all areas
  • Perform accident investigations
  • Track absenteeism and timekeeping. Manage disciplinary action process
  • Drive housekeeping and 5S
  • Work closely with Training Coordinator to ensure compliance
  • Collaborate with Scheduling/Planning to maximize throughput and attainment

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in applicable field preferred
  • Quality Systems Regulations/ISO experience required
  • Continuous Improvement experience is preferred, such as PPI
  • Excellent communication and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational skills and be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Must demonstrate leadership skills
  • ERP software experience, JD Edwards a plus
  • Proficient in MS applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • 5+ years of related work experience in a Manufacturing facility
This position has not been approved for 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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