Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Manufacturing Operator - 2nd Shift in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Senior Operator position is responsible for assisting in the alignment of daily production assignments. This position leads the coordination of production team activities at the work center level to achieve production objectives. This role provides support to production employees, and ensures compliance to production procedures and product quality specifications.

This position is responsible for ensuring safety policies are being followed, reporting production labor and material usage, eliminating production defects, maximizing production throughput, and continuously improving the overall performance of the manufacturing team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform all required quality checks to include visual inspection of parts for defects, sizing, fill levels, packaging and others

  • Support equipment and process setup, basic maintenance, cleaning of equipment, work area and facility

  • Assure accuracy of production data and system transactions in DSI and JDE

  • Work towards eliminating production defects, maximizing product throughput, and continuously improving the overall performance of the area

  • Perform Filling, labeling, packaging, cleaning and others functions as requested

  • Inspect for & identify production defects; rework and/or scrap as appropriate

  • Monitor team performance and identify opportunities for improvement to the leadership team

  • Support the training and coaching of employees on manufacturing procedures, work instructions and guidelines

  • Collect and report production data, i.e., scrap, downtime, production, quantities, etc.

  • Where applicable maintain work center production boards & shop floor metrics

  • Coordinate production team daily assignments to complete work orders

  • Actively participate in production meetings discussing Safety, Quality, Delivery and Productivity (Labor Efficiency/OEE). Encourage employees to participate

  • Actively participate in Practical Process Improvement/5S/and other continuous improvement/lean manufacturing projects

  • Identify and document Maintenance Work Orders to improve equipment and document equipment in need of repair. Coach team to participate

  • Assists with SOP’s, Packaging Records, work instructions, etc. as required for manufacturing under the leadership of the Manufacturing Supervisor

  • Mandatory overtime may be required to support production, department and company objectives

  • Ensure compliance to all company policy and procedures

  • Specific Job Related Training Required

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma

  • 5+ years of equivalent manufacturing experience preferred

  • Proven people and communication skills

  • Strong problem solving abilities necessary

  • Proven computer aptitude

  • Highly Motivated

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.