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Quality Control Supervisor 2nd Shift in Chaska, Minnesota at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 4/11/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC014638

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.


  • First level supervisor for 2nd shift who provides immediate supervision to associates in a busy production environment
  • Partners closely with 1st shift supervisor to drive team to meet goals
  • Directs and optimizes workflow of quality control department
  • Trained to understand and execute department quality actions including material inspection, instrument module, final instrument and packaging inspection and design history review when needed       
  • Engages and develops talent of the team by training, coaching and modeling behaviors
  • Ensures quality systems adherence and integrity in a regulated environment through compliance to all FDA, QSR/cGMP, ISO and Quality Policies of Beckman Coulter.
  • Display a deep understanding of testing procedures and company policies.
  • Fundamental knowledge of medical industry practices.

Accountability and Impact
  • Prioritize daily/weekly work assignments to meet production needs for staff on second shift through strong partnership with co-supervisor and operations team.
  • Hold self and team accountable to produce work of the highest quality through use of stretch goals and visual management.
  • Measure and monitor work of both self and team to ensure compliance
  • Administers policies and procedures to ensure work is completed to company standards and to meet regulatory requirements
  • Decisions have short-term direct impact on work unit operations and resources
Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Identify and communicate problems that might affect the quality of integrity of the product and work to resolve issues.
  • Participate on continuous process improvement projects.
  • Resolves routine but technically complex problems using defined processes and coordinates resources to meet short-term objectives

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years experience, or Master’s degree with 3+ years experience.  Field of Science or Engineering preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of basic statistics.
  • Knowledge and application of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Direct experience working in a Quality role or testing lab strongly preferred
  • Experience with Beckman instrument manufacturing and previous supervisor experience a plus
  • FDA regulated environment experience recommended.
  • Fast learner able to quickly become adept at using the Danaher Business System tool set
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to manage team by influence

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, dental, 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.