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Manufacturing Supervisor

Location: Carlsbad, California, United States
Job # 10532902
Date Posted: 03-05-2018
Manufacturing Supervisor – Carlsbad CA 92008
Pay Range Depending on Experience: 85k 15% bonus (5% differential for 2nd shift)
Direct Hire
Our client is a leading provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems. Utilizing proprietary eSensor detection technology,  XT-8 and ePlex sample-to-answer systems are designed to support a broad range of molecular diagnostic tests with a compact, easy-to-use workstation and self-contained, disposable test cartridges.

The Opportunity
The Supervisor provides leadership and technical support to the manufacturing organization.  In this role, you will assist in development of, drive and achieve departmental short and long-term goals enabling the manufacturing organization to achieve New Product Development, Continuous Improvement, Quality, Compliance and Operational objectives.

This position is eligible for our relocation package and is based in Carlsbad, California 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervise production personnel and activities to effectively meet forecast, customer demand, R&D and New Product Introduction requirements.
  • Develop and execute manufacturing training plans to ensure proper resources and talent are in place to support manufacturing requirements.
  • Develop production schedules in alignment with forecast and customer demand.
  • Develop, implement, analyze, summarize and report key performance indicator data and metrics for areas of responsibility. Responsible for identification of root cause and implementation of sustainable corrective actions for missed targets.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance to quality systems (FDA, GMP, QSR, ISO), product specifications, process instructions, safety requirements and company policies.
  • Responsible for identification, resolution and follow-up on manufacturing issues that may arise.
  • Responsible for identification and resolution of non-conformances via NCR and CAPA process including initiation, root cause analysis and implementation of sustainable corrective action.
  • Collaborate with and provide manufacturing input and support to New Product teams, including the design for manufacturing (DFM) guidance, input on process / tooling development and developing/refining manufacturing instructions.
  • Collaborate closely with Engineering, R&D, Technical Operations, Quality Assurance and Regulatory teams to ensure proper implementation, sustainability and compliance of manufacturing processes and systems.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing principles to improve quality, increase productivity, reduce costs and reduce cycle times.
  • Responsible for management of Kanban system for manufacturing components and supplies in close collaborate with Planning, Supply Chain, Quality, Finance and Logistic teams.
  • Build and provide leadership for an effective team in a high growth environment including hiring, on-boarding, developing, goal setting and performance improvement in alignment with individual, department and company goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate and perform written evaluation of direct report performance on an annual basis. Develop and execute performance improvement plans and disciplinary actions in conjunction with HR, as required.
  • Provide technical guidance and input regarding new processing strategies and associated equipment procurement.
  • Develop and sustain the manufacturing team as a quality minded culture driven by focusing on customer service (external and internal), outstanding compliance, continuous improvement activities that support business objectives.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Up to 30 non-exempt personnel, additional exempt and/or non-exempt personnel as required
Position Requirements
  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Science, or AA degree plus 5 years supervisory experience in medical device, pharmaceutical or similarly regulated environment, or High School Diploma plus 7 years supervisory experience in medical device, pharmaceutical or similarly regulated environment
  • A minimum of 10 years of manufacturing experience in a medical device, pharmaceutical or similarly regulated environment.
 Skills – Technical
  • Working knowledge of quality system requirements (QSR), good manufacturing practices (GMP), ISO and FDA regulations.
  • Experience with a clean room environment including development and implementation of environmental procedures.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing/MRP systems (QAD preferred)
  • Experience, training and/or certification in LEAN Manufacturing principles and/or Six Sigma methodologies. Experience with Statistical Process Control a plus.   
  • Hands-on with a strong sense of urgency, discipline, commitment and organization
 Skills – General
  • Performs both tactically and strategically to provide financial and operational needs to the client’s business
  • Strong time management and organizational skills in a dynamic, constantly changing environment
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to interact with all levels within the organization as well as external customers in a professional manner.
  • Hands-on, self-directed, results-driven organized and conscientious
  • Completes work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner
  • Ability to write, comprehend, edit and analyze complex documents
  • Adept at influencing, gaining consensus and overcoming resistance through effective presentation
  • Ability to work autonomously, exhibit a professional manner and establish constructive working relationships
  • Strong, analytical problem-solving, judgment and decision-making skills are required
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