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Epredia Senior Operator, Manufacturing - 2nd Shift in Kalamazoo, Michigan

At Epredia, we improve lives by enabling better cancer diagnostics. We are a team of talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, working together to develop precision diagnostic solutions for our customers. We are a fast growing global company that drives innovation in diagnostics to create better outcomes for patients. Joining Epredia is much more than a job- it is an opportunity to be part of something with a purpose. Find out how you can improve lives while advancing your career.

What Epredia Offers to Employees:• Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits effective on first day of employment• Paid Time Off – Eligible to accrue up to 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO), pro-rated based on start date• Paid Holidays• 401(K) Retirement Plan – Company Matching Contribution up to 6%• Annual Incentive Bonus Plan – eligible to participate to earn additional compensation • Tuition Reimbursement – eligible after 90 days of employment• Shift Premium for 2nd and 3rd shift employees

Position Summary:

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

This position is responsible for ensuring safety policies are being followed, reporting manufacturing labor and material usage, eliminating manufacturing defects, maximizing manufacturing 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 manufacturing data and system transactions in SAP

  • 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 manufacturing 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 manufacturing boards & shop floor metrics

  • Coordinate manufacturing 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(PPI)/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 Standard Operator Procedures (SOPs), Packaging Records, work instructions, etc. as required for manufacturing under the leadership of the Manufacturing Supervisor

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

  • Comply with safety and regulatory regulations, policies, and procedures

  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required

  • Exercise proper lifting, bending, and twisting techniques

  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work area

  • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner

  • Ensure compliance to all company policy and procedures

  • Specific job related training required

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull, up to 50 lbs.

  • 5+ years of equivalent manufacturing experience, preferred

  • Proven people and communication skills

  • Strong problem solving abilities necessary

  • Must have computer aptitude, to include but not be limited to: data entry, log in/out, screen and program navigation

  • Highly motivated, adaptable, and must maintain a positive attitude

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull, up to 50 lbs

YOUR APPLICATION:

Epredia offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and are driven by innovation and the desire to improve the lives of our patients, we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of five business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice.

TO ALL RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:

Epredia does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Epredia is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Protected Veterans (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) .

If you are interested in applying for employment with Epredia and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website, please contact us at ApplicantAccommodations@epredia.com (ApplicantAccommodations@ascensia.com)

At Epredia, we improve lives by enabling better cancer diagnostics. We are a team of talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, working together to develop precision diagnostic solutions for our customers. We are a fast growing global company that drives innovation in diagnostics to create better outcomes for patients. Joining Epredia is much more than a job- it is an opportunity to be part of something with a purpose. Find out how you can improve lives while advancing your career.

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