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Danaher Corporation Production Supervisor Jidoka Factory - PM Shift in Newark, California

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Production Supervisor will be responsible for the effective and efficient supervision of their assigned area’s resources including all personnel, equipment and tools utilized for operations of Fill & Pack manufacturing function. They provide their team daily guidance and leadership, work direction and necessary problem solving within their responsibility to ensure daily safety, quality, productivity and Ontime delivery is met. They are actively involved in Production Continuous Improvement activities and have complete oversight that all company policies and procedures are maintained and followed by their team members. The Newark Jidoka factory is a 24/7 operation and this position reports to the Production Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage 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 monitoring steps of the process; observing processes and equipment, monitoring 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.

  • Take ownership of reasons for Safety, Quality, Delivery and Productivity misses. Work cross functionally to create and follow up on immediate and longer-term action plans.

  • 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

  • Write and conduct yearly performance reviews.

  • 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.

  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, goal oriented and time-sensitive environment.

  • Able to work independently and complete basic problem solving

  • Other duties as assigned by the manager and may be asked to be included in quality activities and employee activity teams.

TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

  • For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education or Experience (in years):

  • High school degree with 8+ years of experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience OR

  • Master’s degree with 3+ years of experience

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

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time and be able to lift 25 lbs.

Other:

  • At least 3 years of experience in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in a clinical diagnostic or medical device environment

  • Statistical, Lean, and Six Sigma training

  • Knowledge and experience with IQ, OQ and PQ validations

  • cGMP/GLP experience is highly preferred

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

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