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Production Supervisor (Night Shift)

Company: Danaher
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. As a member of our team, you'll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop rapid groundbreaking solutions to solve the world's most complex health challenges.

Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics - from ideation and innovation through development and delivery of life-changing advancements in healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology and oncology applications. For more details, visit us at www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter. (@CepheidNews)

20 FDA-cleared tests and 27 CE-IVD tests have been introduced by Cepheid - from Healthcare Associated Infections to women's health, sexual health, and virology. Current outstanding customer demand and ever-increasing market size necessitates growing the global manufacturing supply base, including worldwide expansion!

This is an exciting supervisory role reports to the Production Manager. You will be responsible for the efficient supervision of your assigned area's resources including all personnel, equipment and tools utilized for operations of Fill & Pack manufacturing function. You will build a positive work environment where people do their best; empower others, and ensure each individual feels his/her work is meaningful. Our Newark Jidoka factory is a 24/7 operation.

This position is for the night shift located on site in Newark, CA.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Lead staff resources by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training and developing associates for growth opportunities
  • Works on the shop floor and leads by example
  • Responsible for on time delivery of product from respective work cells
  • Maintain work flow by supervising steps of the process; observing processes and equipment, supervising personnel and resources, utilizing reporting procedures and systems in accordance with company guidelines to ensure success in meeting the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity goals.
  • Contribute to improving manufacturing processes through solution-based ideation for continuous improvements and use of Danaher Business System (DBS) tools, e.g. Kaizen, PSP and 4E
  • Clearly communicate with outgoing and incoming shift Production Supervisors to disseminate all relevant information.
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.

Minimum requirements:

Education or Experience (in years):

  • High School Diploma/GED with 8+ years experience OR Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience OR Master's degree with 3+ years of experience
  • 3+ years experience in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time and be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Experience in a clinical diagnostic or medical device environment preferred
  • Statistical, Lean, and Six Sigma training preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with IQ, OQ and PQ validations preferred
  • cGMP/GLP experience is highly preferred

Knowledge and skills:

  • Possess the skills necessary to create and lead a culture of commitment to the values vital to organizational development and growth
  • Proven ability to deliver productivity to plan
  • Willing to resolve problems
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse groups, incorporate the input of others to improve our processes, and align with internal customers
  • Committed to developing and empowering others; to accomplish goals through the skills of persuasion, influence and negotiation
  • Must have excellent communication skills (listening, written, verbal, presentation)
  • Ability to interface and exchange information with all levels within the company's workforce
  • A team player that works with management and technicians to strive for continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of bills of materials and other planning activities
  • Supervisory/leadership background
  • Demonstrated proficiency of manufacturing systems and requirements

As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Cepheid is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher's unrivaled leadership training and professional development programs, this relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life's Potential.

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Danaher, Newark , Production Supervisor (Night Shift), Other , Newark, California

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