Machining Supervisor in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/4/2019

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Job ID: BEC016327

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Instrument Manufacturing Supervisor oversees and supervises the implementation of manufacturing activities in one or more production areas, ensuring safety, quality, and production goals as well as cost objectives are met. The incumbent prioritizes production schedules based on product introductions, equipment efficiency, materials supplies; administers procedures and budgets.  This individual may make budgetary recommendations on capital expenditures, direct and indirect labor; develops schedules and proposes staffing requirements; and directly supervises skilled and/or semi-skilled non-exempt staff.

Role Expectations/Requirements:
  • The incumbent is responsible for managing both the production process and the skilled workforce that puts the product out of the door every day.
  • Responsible for building the best team, training the associates on standard manufacturing processes and ensuring all Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) and DBS initiatives are met and sustained. Typical responsibilities include: coordinating of daily production requirements, managing and training a diverse workforce of dedicated associates, implementing lean conversion initiatives in accordance with the DBS toolkit, and facilitating the communication and coordination of activities between the manufacturing process and support functions.
  • Plan and manage the costs for the value stream responsibly, including labor, production, maintenance, shop supplies, tooling and fixtures.
  • Manage associates to include, interviewing, hiring, counseling, disciplining, write and give performance appraisals, training and development, adherence to company policies and procedures, approving hours worked and time off.
  • Must be flexible to work any shift and rotate when needed as it is a 3 shift operation.
  • Must have CNC machining supervision/management background, must be able to reduce lead times thru SMED activities.
  • Assist with developing work instructions. Prepare for internal, as well as external quality audits. 
  • Motivates personnel to perform at peak levels while maintaining a positive working environment.
  • Recommend and implement measures to motivate employees and increase production methods, equipment performance, product quality and efficiencies.
  • Assist in troubleshooting quality, tooling, and production issues.

Job Requirements


  • Education/Experience 
  • AA Degree with 10 + years’ or BS degree and 4+ years of management experience.
  • Experience in leading continuous improvement, Six Sigma efforts and kaizen project team are desirable.  Experience in working with kanban and pull systems and in regulated environment is preferred.
  • Background in CNC machining, basic machining and blueprint reading is a must.
  • Strong problem-solving skills desirable.

  • Possess a high sense of urgency, ability to work in fast-paced environment, do what it takes attitude
  • Excellent leadership, communication and instruction skills
  • Familiarity with various technical manufacturing processes
  • Formal problem-solving knowledge such as Six Sigma or 5-why a plus
  • Lean manufacturing experience a plus
  • Good written, oral and presentation skills(communication) with multi-level audiences
  • Strong Project Management Skills
  • Leadership capability
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Planning and organizational ability
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc.)
  • Demonstrated 5S proficiency
  • Experience in a metal cutting / fabrication / machining environment
  • Assist with and manage projects as assigned.  Perform tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of SOP’s for FDA requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate 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.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.


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