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Danaher Corporation Sr. Manager, Technical Operations and Manufacturing Engineering (Chemical) in Riverside, California

As a global leader in mass spectrometry, SCIEX delivers solutions for precision detection and quantification of molecules to help protect and advance the wellness and safety of all. Because of our 50 years of groundbreaking innovation, our customers can quickly respond to environmental hazards, better understand biomarkers relevant to disease, improve patient care in the clinic, bring relevant drugs to market faster, and keep food healthier and safer. At SCIEX, you’ll find a rewarding role that amplifies your impact on the world and helps you realize life’s potential.

SCIEX is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Do you want to help advance scientific discovery, improving quality of life around the world? We do, too.

Location/Region: Carlsbad / USA

Reports to: Senior Director, Manufacturing

Position Summary:

The Sr. Manager, Technical Operations & Engineering manages a team of scientists, engineers and technicians that support Sciex manufacturing operations, and is responsible for manufacturing line support (both manufacturing engineering and chemistry formulation), continuous process improvements, equipment life cycle management, automation, and sustaining engineering. This role supports Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics such as safety, internal quality, value engineering savings, productivity improvements, and on time delivery, leveraging Danaher Business System (DBS) tools and lean manufacturing/continuous improvement principles. In this role, the Sr Manager, Technical Operations & Engineering works closely with Manufacturing Production, R&D, Quality Control/ Quality Assurance (QC/QA), Procurement, and the Finance/Accounting teams to establish and execute the priorities for the Carlsbad Manufacturing (CBD MFG) team.

Essential Duties, Critical Success Factors, Responsibilities, Authorities and Required Interactions:

Leadership responsibilities:

  • Carries out managerial responsibilities for staff, including but not limited to development, performance evaluations, engagement, hiring and terminations.

  • Leads in a global environment - Demonstrates an appropriate level of eye for business, including an understanding of how your own role contributes to Sciex meeting its strategic goals.

  • Work cross functionally with R&D, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality to develop processes for new products and improve processes for existing products.

  • Aligns business priorities and deploy adequate resources toward completion of parallel multiple continuous improvement & compliance related project initiatives.

  • Listens and responds to customer needs - Understands customer expectations and end-user needs to sustain our products.

  • Cultivates and enables breakthrough thinking to drive growth - Generates new ideas and solutions by making connections between customer needs and technologies or processes to meet these needs.

Operational responsibilities:

  • Manages implementations of technology solutions that improve business processes, increase productivity, and eliminate waste.

  • Leads both manufacturing engineering and technical operations to consistently deliver on commitments and drive results.

  • Responsible for new lab set-up, equipment validation (IQ/OQ/PQ), test method validation and process validation of reagent consumables

  • Leads the team in root cause investigations of quality related issues.

  • Construct and execute controlled experiments (including DOE's) to optimize processes, address yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions in a production environment to meet production goals

  • Work with subject matter experts to build out the future applications roadmap that supports the objectives.

  • Drive the use of DBS principles and tools in implementing solutions.

  • Effectively manage sustainment projects using other resources as needed.

  • Drive the process improvement projects to impact product quality, cost and performance by utilizing value analysis/ value Engineering (VAVE) methodologies.

  • Develop, maintain, and enforce technical standards, policies, and SOPs within your team.

  • Experience with design/process characterization methods and analysis, analytical test method characterization and validation, statistical process control.

  • Experience with risk management methods (FMEA), problem resolution methods (8D, Fish-Bone, etc), non-conformance and deviation management.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • B.S. Required. (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) Preferably in Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical or Bio-Medical Engineering.

  • Prefer 8 or more years of industry experience in product/process development and manufacturing

  • Prefer 2 or more years of experience as a functional manager

  • Work experience in the life sciences, biotech/biopharma or clinical diagnostics industries is desirable

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead, coach and mentor direct reports required

  • Experience working in an ISO13485 or FDA certified environment is desirable

  • Experience in high mix-low volume production in a high-tech consumables industry is desirable



When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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.

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