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Job Description

Job Title: Manager, Manufacturing

Department: Manufacturing

Career Track: Management

Career Band: 7

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary: Reporting directly to the Director, Manufacturing, this position is responsible for ensuring successful execution of the day-to-day manufacturing operations associated with life science mass spectrometers and multichannel liquid chromatography instrumentation in an FDA regulated environment. In this role, the Manager, Manufacturing will lead a team of approximately 30 Technicians and two Production Leads. He/she will be responsible for all aspects of people management, including performance management and development, conflict resolution, and employee engagement.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with relentless intensity and innovative problem solving to achieve goals related to safety, quality, cost and on-time completion of quarterly build plan
  • Support Operations team in strategic planning of labor, equipment, and other resources needed to achieve build plan and establish readiness for New Product Introductions
  • Direct management of a team of 30+ employees comprised of Production Leads, Production Technicians and Test Technicians
  • Drive a quality-focused, data-driven culture that leverages Lean tools and rigorous root cause analysis
  • Collaborate with our Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Engineering and Product Support Engineering teams to ensure the highest level of product quality and consistent material availability
  • Serve on cross-functional teams to support New Product Introductions
  • Coordinate implementation of engineering change orders and engineering deviation authorizations
  • Provide employee performance management and compensation recommendations
  • Develop a team oriented production environment focused on process improvement and continuous waste elimination

Minimum Requirements or Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of direct people management required
  • 3+ years of experience in Manufacturing/Operations required
  • Strong leadership and written/oral communication skills required
  • Experience with Lean tools preferred
  • Experience with instrument/medical device manufacturing a plus
  • Must be able to exercise independent decision making skills for complex problems, methods, and corrective actions.




Physical Duties: Normal office environment with a moderate amount of bending, standing and walking. May lift up to

25 lbs. All responsibilities assume the ability to speak, hear, see and be manually dexterous.

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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