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Danaher Corporation Production Supervisor in Sunnyvale, California


  • Lead staff resources by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training, and developing associates for growth opportunities

  • Maintain workflow by supervising steps of the process; observing processes and equipment, supervising personnel and resources, developing 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.


Education or Experience:

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

  • Master’s degree with 3+ years of experience

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

Knowledge and skills:

  • Possess the skills vital to create and lead a culture of commitment to the values vital to organizational development and growth

  • Proven track record to deliver productivity to plan

  • Willing to resolve problems

  • Ability to collaborate and work optimally 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 phenomenal teammate that works with management and technicians to strive for continuous improvement

  • Knowledge of bills of materials and other planning activities

  • Supervisory/leadership background

  • Shown skill 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.



  • 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

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 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 (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .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.