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Supervisor Quality Control in Chaska, Minnesota at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC013416

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.


Oversee and provide technical support for moderate to high complexity product assessment processes for multiple product lines within the Reagent Manufacturing QC department.

  • First level supervisor who provides immediate supervision to ~12 associates in a busy production environment
  • Directs and optimizes workflow of quality control department
  • Engages and develops talent of the team
  • Ensures quality systems adherence and integrity in a regulated environment
Technical Experience
  • Review quality records and processes to ensure compliance to all FDA, QSR/cGMP, ISO and Quality Policies of Beckman Coulter.
  • Share developed process knowledge with operators when non-conformances are identified.
  • Display a deep understanding of testing procedures and company policies.
  • Analyze testing data and evaluate for trends and/or shifts using experience to generate conclusions.
  • Demonstrate Good Laboratory techniques and procedures and has fundamental knowledge of medical industry practices.
  • Perform moderate to high complexity product assessment testing for multiple product lines.
Accountability and Impact
  • Prioritize daily/weekly work assignments to meet production needs.
  • Produce work of the highest quality.
  • Administers policies and procedures and ensures projects are completed on schedule using company procedures and precedents
  • Decisions and results have a short-term direct impact on work unit operations and resources
  • Meet regulatory requirements and administer policies and procedures
Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Identify and communicate problems that might affect the quality of integrity of the product and work to resolve issues.
  • Evaluate test results for compliance to specification and initiate deviations, if necessary.
  • Participate on continuous process improvement projects.
  • Resolves routine but technically complex problems using defined processes and coordinates resources to meet short-term objectives
Working Relationships
  • Train other QC Scientists and QC Technicians.
  • Willingly accept additional duties from QC Management.
  • Frequently interacts with subordinates and other supervisors to build teamwork and productivity, conduct technical presentations, review timelines/ schedules

Job Requirements


  • High school degree with 8+ years’ experience; or Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related Life Science field, with 5+ years; or Master’s degree with 3+ years’ experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of basic statistics.
  • Knowledge and application of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Direct experience working in a testing lab strongly preferred
  • Experience with Access family of lab instruments a plus

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, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.