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Production Manager in Middleton, Wisconsin at Orascoptic

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: ORA000300

About Us

Our purpose at Orascoptic is to assist clinicians in delivering better procedural outcomes through superior visualization. We do this by providing magnification with the best resolution, across the widest and through the deepest field of view.

Founded by a dentist in 1981, Orascoptic has been designing and manufacturing award-winning loupes and light systems in Middleton, Wisconsin for 30 years. Now a business unit within the Nobel Biocare platform of Danaher, we remain committed to establishing enduring customer relationships. Our goal is to have customers for life – from residency to retirement.


Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Develop and execute production strategies to reach short and long term strategic operational goals
  • Develop and implement manufacturing procedures and allocate labor and capital resources to maximize productivity
  • Analyze production, maintenance, and malfunction records to identify problems and recommend solutions (for example changes to procedures, workflow, or equipment) that will improve performance
  • Plan, prioritize, and manage production line maintenance or downtimes to minimize disruptions to manufacturing schedules
  • Collaborate with Quality and Manufacturing Engineer to ensure production process is optimized to deliver throughput and quality specifications and KPI’s
  • Develop and maintain an effective organization through recruiting, selecting, coaching and providing performance objectives/reviews.
  • Responsible to ensure new hires are properly trained on equipment and work procedures. Ensure cross-training and development opportunities are implemented.
  • Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop a team of cell leads who are responsible for various production activities such as assembly, processing, or packaging
  • Manage team in daily operations, supervise cell throughput, and collaborate with Plant Manager to address deviations from Building Specs, SOP or performance KPI’s
  • Provide recurring reports on manufacturing operations, throughput, staffing and other operational aspects, as requested
  • Lead work environment initiatives to ensure a safe and productive work environment which meets all applicable laws and regulation
  • Assure compliance with FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ISO regulatory requirements. 
  • Assist with developing work instructions and standard operating procedures.  Prepare for internal and external quality audits.  Review audit results and trends.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelors degree; preferably in business, science or engineering.
  • 3+ years experience in a similar leadership position in a manufacturing setting
  • 2+ years experience in lean manufacturing/continuous improvement; six sigma preferred
  • Proficient in MS office. Oracle experience a plus.
  • Execution and result oriented
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Experience coaching and mentoring manufacturing team members
  • Team oriented individual comfortable in cross-functional environment

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Danaher Corporation Overview

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