Production Assistant Supervisor in Lodi, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 10/31/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP004608

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


    This role is a supporting role to the Production Supervisor and acts in the capacity of the Production Supervisor in his/her absence. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the smooth production of all plastic injection molded parts run by automated molding presses and robotic equipment. Routine activities include maintaining and updating manufacturing procedures, worksheets and processes to maximize efficiencies, scheduling and coordinating labor resources to achieve production goals, work with Facilities and Engineering groups to ensure that all Molding equipment is maintained and in optimal working order, coordinating troubleshooting investigations and dispositions, assuring compliance with SOPs and training and assuring the production of cost-effective quality products.

    • Responsible for maintaining an environment where employees take individual responsibility for sustainable safety and quality in all aspects of their job.
    • Ensures compliance with QSR.
    • Energizes the manufacturing personnel to overcome barriers to achieving the goals.
    • Coaches and develops subordinates.
    • Responsible for meeting production goals and metrics.
    • Responsible for ensuring GDP and batch record compliance.
    • Actively involved in scrap reduction initiatives and goals.
    • Coordinating and communicating with cross functional groups to resolve issues and keep production running with high Quality.
    • Investigates, evaluates, and resolves workplace issues affecting productivity and morale
    • Communicates the company vision and culture through words and actions, models company values.
    • Develops, evaluates and assists in the direction of improving processes for all production activities.
    • Assists in the development of strategies to accomplish the company vision.
    • Active champion of productivity improvement efforts to deliver future company goals.
    • Drives product/process improvement activities and provides technical leadership where appropriate.
    • Runs daily start of shift production meetings to successfully drive Production requirements
    • Assists in the oversight of day to day operations in the production department on an assigned shift.

Job Requirements


    Education or Experience (in years):
    • Bachelors degree with 0-2 years of experience.
    • 2 to 3 years’ experience in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment; 1 year minimum in a leadership role.

    Knowledge and skills:
    • Possess the skills necessary to create and lead a culture of rapid change and model the behaviors that demonstrate commitment to the values vital to organizational development and growth.
    • Proven ability to deliver productivity to plan.
    • Willing to challenge traditional wisdom and advance innovative ways of resolving problems.
    • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse groups, incorporate the input of others to improve our processes, and align with internal and external customers.
    • Committed to developing and empowering others; to accomplish goals through the skills of persuasion, influence and negotiation.
    • Excellent communication skills (listening, written, verbal, presentation).
    • Ability to interface and exchange information with all levels within the company's workforce.
    • A team player that works with management and technicians to strive or continuous improvement.
    • Competent with basic inspection and measurement equipment.
    • Experience with injection molding equipment including presses, robots, feeder bowls, conveyors, dryers, auto loading systems, etc.
    • Hands-on working knowledge of automated instrumentation.
    • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), data handling, data analysis and presentation.
    • Supervisory/leadership background.
    • Demonstrated proficiency of manufacturing systems and requirements, including GMP/GLP practices.
    • Demonstrated abilities leading teams and promoting successful teamwork across disciplines.
    • Team-oriented, results and goal-oriented, capable of working independently, well organized, have excellent attention to detail, and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and in a timely manner.
    • Demonstrated abilities to schedule personnel and coordinate activities to meet production goals

    Physical requirements/abilities:


    • Understanding of quality systems, including risk assessments.
    • Possess judgment regarding timely follow up required to ensure completion of parts to quality levels
    • Ability to troubleshoot, including root cause analysis
    • Possess analytical approach to tasks, to ensure potential problems and errors are detected and resolved quickly and thoroughly.
    • Experience in a regulated manufacturing environment (ISO or GMP) medical device industry
    • Experience with controlled environment manufacturing encompassing both manual and automated assembly processes including ultrasonic welding, heat sealing/welding, pressure and leak testing.

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.