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Job Description

Position Overview
The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of hourly employees within a fabrication or assembly environment. The primary responsibilities include day-to-day oversight of departmental goals for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, & Productivity goals. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:

First Line Supervision

  • Staffing- Labor forecasting, Planning, Interview/Selection, Time Card Administration, Temporary Staffing, & OT Management
  • Employee Development- Individual Development Plans, Providing Coaching, , oversee plans, coaching, disciplinary actions, Training
  • Performance Management- Annual Goal Setting & Reviews, Managing Disciplinary Actions
Production Planning
  • Scheduling- Service Prioritization & RMA
  • Material Flow- FAIs, EC Process Management
  • Demand/Capacity/Delivery Management
  • Inventory Management- E&O, Cycle Counts, Kanban Management, & Bill of Material Audits
Process Improvement & Project Management
  • Oversee continuous improvement (PPI) initiatives/activities within the department
  • Coordinate capital projects & equipment maintenance
  • Program management & compliance within department
  • Conduct regular audits/GEMBA walks & implement improvements identified
  • Maintain active JSRs (Job Safety Requirements) for the department
  • Define & drive safety initiatives
  • Oversee & drive 5S program
Work Assignments- Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals.
Leadership- Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance.
Autonomy- Administers company policies that directly affect subordinate employees. Recommends changes to unit or sub-unit policies. Management reviews work to measure meeting of objectives.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2+ years of manufacturing experience with at least 1 year in a leadership capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or engineering strongly preferred
  • Must possess a technical aptitude and knowledge of continuous process improvement techniques in a Lean manufacturing environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Understanding or working knowledge of other business functions (Materials, Financial, Sales, Engineering and Human Resources) in addition to Manufacturing and Quality
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Experienced with OEM customer demands and responsiveness
  • Experience with low volume, highly complex manufacturing processes.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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