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Thermo Fisher Scientific Powder Manufacturing Supervisor (M-F 1st) in Grand Island, New York

Job Title: Supervisor, Manufacturing

Position overview:

The Manufacturing Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the manufacturing processes for our cell culture media site in Grand Island, NY. This position is responsible for meeting EHS, quality, production, financial targets. This role will execute strategic and tactical activities to sustain strong business performance and positive work environment. Solid analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to anticipate and drive shifts in focus and priorities to sustain great performance are required.


  • Lead team to meet or exceed operational goals in safety, quality, availability, cost, productivity and inventory

  • Manage process improvements within scope of responsibility, utilizing PPI, 5S, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies

  • Create work center performance goals and leads team towards achieving those goals using employee participation

  • Lead and promote process improvement initiatives to drive strong performance in safety, product quality, and finance and process efficiency

  • Promote a working environment that encourages employee involvement to achieve operational excellence

  • Ensures effective performance evaluations are prepared and delivered for all employees

  • Develops talent within the organization including regularly meeting with employees and assisting in the creation of individual development plans

  • Coach and mentor staff to elevate overall performance and achieve departmental goals and objectives

  • Makes technical and business risk decisions under real-time pressure

  • Has accountability for department operations when Senior Manager is not on site

  • Ensures company policies and procedures are being adhered to

  • Acts as subject matter expert during customer and regulatory agency audits

  • Drives implementation of corrective and preventive actions to address internal and external audit observations

  • Interacts with diverse internal functional groups to solve moderately complex problems

  • Initiates investigations into process failures, product failures, and safety incidents. Identifies and implements appropriate corrective and preventive actions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in science or engineering discipline, preferred

  • 5 years of experience in manufacturing environment with at least 3 years in a supervisory position

  • Strong leadership abilities with capability to leverage diverse resources, respond quickly, understand impact of changes and decisions, facilitate agreement, build collaborative relationships and understand customer's needs

  • Excellent communication, leadership and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels and functions of the organization

  • Practical application experience of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing or other process improvement methodologies

  • Demonstrated ability to use Practical Process Improvement or Lean Principles to drive process improvement and change across multiple shifts and departments

  • Demonstrated ability to lead people, work effectively with cross functional teams, and to facilitate cooperation across functional boundaries including warehouse, planning, procurement, quality, manufacturing and facilities maintenance, project management and other support functions

  • Ability to lead, coach and develop direct and indirect reports across a multi-shift 24/7 manufacturing environment

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.