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Thermo Fisher Scientific Production Team Lead in Sunnyvale, California

Job Title: Production Team Lead, Chromatography Consumables Manufacturing

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

The Production Team Lead is a key leader in the Operations department at the Sunnyvale, California site. The department is part of the Ion Chromatography and Sample Preparation business unit but supports several other business units within the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry division.

How will you make an impact?

The Production Team Lead manages a small team within the Chromatography Consumables manufacturing area and has responsibility for providing direct line support for manufacturing staff. The Team Lead is responsible for ensuring reliable processes, formulations and analytical methods are being followed. The Operations department works closely with regulatory affairs, quality assurance, other manufacturing plants and engineering to develop and implement strategies for improving existing and new products and processes.

What will you do?

  • 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; encourages cross-training of employees in other areas across the manufacturing floor; developing personal growth opportunities.

  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.

  • Ensure safety is a top priority with active measures in place to drive a safe culture.

  • Ensure full adherence to 5S (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) practices at all times

  • Ensure achievement of production throughput against stated capacity targets.

  • Monitor time and attendance and ensure compliance with Company procedures

  • Ensure the team are aware of day to day targets and responsibilities

  • 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 organization standards.

  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; 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.

  • Effectively use prioritization mechanisms to utilize resources to complete the work on-hand and/or escalate issues to leadership so that resource needs can be addressed.

  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

  • Manage key performance indicators for projects in area of responsibility that drive change and visibility to the team and leadership. Track, trend, and monitor routinely with active data analysis rigor performed to drive the continuous improvement culture.

  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing change.

  • Provides feedback and contributes ideas and suggestions to new and/or improved lab techniques, protocols, processes, special handling of the product and equipment.

  • Continuously strive to improve output goals. Demonstrate good time management resulting in efficiency. Support cost improvement initiatives by reducing failures, improving capacity and using supplies wisely. Reduce work in process, queues and cycle times.

How will you get here?

  • Associate degree in a business or technical field from certified institution or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years of chemical or device manufacturing experience with minimum of 2 years' experience leading / mentoring teams through projects and/or against established performance goals

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proven ability to track status and adjust resources in order to meet the needs of a multi-product manufacturing team.

  • Driven and self-motivated; Calculated risk taker with a high bias for action that achieves results.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and utilize data, metrics, and continuous improvement tools to consistently achieve organizational objectives.

  • Experience with manufacturing ERP system, preferably Oracle or Microsoft ERP.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.