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Reagents Production Supervisor in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP002571

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 www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Description

Responsibilities:

  • Learns and enforces company safety policies and practices     
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing compliance to organization standards.
  • Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; developing reporting procedures and systems; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
  • Assist in attaining quarterly and annual production goals
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, implementing change.
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Defines employee training plan. Understand, train personnel, and enforce strict adherence to the applicable SOPs of the Quality System, as well as the Manufacturing Guidelines
  • Lead or support Lean Manufacturing initiatives that involve a cross-functional team (outside of Operations)
  • Generate/review ECO that impacts manufacturing
  • Recognize and reward employees for positive impact to the manufacturing environment.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

Required Knowledge - Skills - and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level
  • At least 5 years experience in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment; 2 years minimum in a leadership role
  • Possess the skills necessary to create and lead a culture of commitment to the values vital to organizational development and growth
  • Proven ability to deliver productivity to plan
  • Willing to resolve problems
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse groups, incorporate the input of others to improve our processes, and align with internal customers
  • Committed to developing and empowering others; to accomplish goals through the skills of persuasion, influence and negotiation
  • Must have 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 for continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of bills of materials and other planning activities
  • Supervisory background
  • Demonstrated proficiency of manufacturing systems and requirements
  • Knowledge and/or experience with continuous improvement tools (Kaizen, PSP, 5S, Daily Management, etc.)


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.