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Danaher Corporation Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Detroit, Michigan

If you are a Manufacturing Engineering Manager excited to work on large capital equipment projects, keep reading! Leica Biosystems in Richmond, IL creates a broad range of histology and general laboratory consumables to help our clients maintain their laboratory. When you come to work you are helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnosis. If you want to support products you can feel passionate about, we want to hear from you!

The Manufacturing Science and Engineering Manager will develop and lead the implementation of engineering activities for the site which includes multiple production value streams (formulations, filling, assembly, and continuous production processes). This role will be instrumental in the execution of the business growth initiatives and large capital equipment projects.

This position is located onsite in Richmond, Illinois. Relocation assistance is available.

Responsibilities we will trust you with:

  • Develop and implement an engineering plan to improve production processes, implement equipment and layout upgrades to optimize production efficiency, and expand capacity to support growth and improve product quality.

  • Build and lead material and labor productivity programs, which include both process and product design changes.

  • Develop and drive process characterization initiatives to understand and improve process stability and capability.

  • Lead the on-time and on-budget execution of manufacturing engineering projects and activities that reduce safety risks, improve quality, and enhance delivery.

  • Support and run the site validation program including planning and performing validation testing; responsible for ensuring ongoing design and documentation of changes.

  • Define, evaluate, and select equipment required for support process upgrades, capacity expansion, and new product introductions.

  • Partner with R&D to successfully transfer and scale up new products into the manufacturing environment.

  • Collaborate with manufacturing teams to find opportunities and provide improved production capabilities.

  • Manage department and project budgets and implementation schedules to plan and forecast.

  • Develop team and grow talent in the organization to meet current and future business needs.

  • Use the Danaher business system to execute engineering activities.

Your areas of knowledge and expertise that matter most for this role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related degree.

  • 3+ years of supervisory and management experience, preferably as a leader of engineers, in a regulated industry.

  • Experience working with and supporting manufacturing in a cGMP regulated environment, including understanding of GMP, ISO, FDA, FMEA, and DFM

  • Proven team leader able to foster multi-functional collaboration

  • Experience with designing, layout, testing and validating production processing and equipment (i.e. URS, SAT, FAT, IQ, OQ, and PQ)

  • Experience developing and leading a multi-year improvement roadmap leveraging tools to innovate, conceptualize, and inspire team to deliver

  • Hands-on experience using lean manufacturing and/or a business system to deliver results

  • Able to demonstrate sound project management and resource planning skills to deliver on multiple priorities and tasks, including usage of outsourced contractors and service providers and selecting equipment vendors

  • Willingness to spend a significant amount of time on the manufacturing floor to understand opportunities and develop methods for improvement

  • Experience implementing and using production statistics such as CpK, Ppk, DOE, etc.

  • Highly self-motivated with strong interpersonal, and influencing skills that is able to inspire change

Travel: 10%: Travel may be required for training, OEM supplier visits, customer support, and/or ad hoc

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department or unit. This job description may be changed at any time.


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 (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID–19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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