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Production Supervisor III (PCR Production)

Production Supervisor III (PCR Production)

  • 2021-25292
  • Hercules, California, United States

Bio-Rad is looking for a Production Supervisor III (PCR) to provide leadership and direction to a manufacturing team of Production Chemists.  This role is responsible for the formulation of Chemical and Biological products and intermediates to support a growing PCR business unit.  Manufacturing is performed in accordance with established procedures and in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) / ISO 13485.  The Production Supervisor III also works with Process Development and Research and Development to transfer new products into production and to continuously improve existing products. The ideal candidate is capable of handling assigned role independently and with a minimum of supervision.

Responsibilities

  • Manages a team of 9+ degreed Chemists/Biologists in the formulation and assembly of chemical/biological PCR reagents according to established processes with a safety first mentality.
  • Schedules, assigns, and manages the daily activities of the team.
  • Communicates priorities, performance results, and objectives to team members.
  • Responsible for meeting key metrics such as production schedules, quality standards, production yields, cost targets and the like.
  • Troubleshooting:  Identifies root cause of problems, determines and implements corrective actions. 
  • Process Improvements:  Identifies and implements cost and quality improvement and workflow optimization.  Plans and implements Lean manufacturing and related concepts.
  • Budgets:  Creates budgets incorporating the planned purchase of capital equipment. Tracks and controls expenses against said budgets. Participates in annual standard cost review.
  • Training: Coaches and trains employees on day to day activities and work with them to further their career development/goals. Provides specialized training to the team.
  • Performance Management:  Monitors employee performance and prepares and communicates performance reviews.  Makes salary recommendations based upon individual performance.
  • Recruiting: Interviews and selects personnel.
  • Project Management: Participates/Leads teams in New Process Development and Continuous Improvement projects.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or related field.
  • 7+ years’ experience in the manufacture of PCR / molecular products in a regulated environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience and demonstrate strong Leadership skills.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and relevant applications.
  • Strong analytical, communication, decision-making, and project management skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of inventory management, demand flow technology, production processes and related technologies.
  • Thorough understanding of ISO 13485, FDA regulations, GMP and GLP required.
  • Familiarity with SAP or similar ERP systems a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Experience with the introduction of new products, process scale up, and the transfer of products into production.

 

Vaccination Requirement:

 

Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad recently announced a new mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Bio-Rad will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.

 

About Bio-Rad:

 

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

 

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

 

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Agency Non-Solicitation: 

 

Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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