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Epredia Supervisor, Manufacturing Operations - 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.

Position Summary: The Manufacturing Supervisor is a strategic partner in manufacturing operations with responsibility for leading a team of manufacturing employees to achieve required business results. The Manufacturing Supervisor ensures products are manufactured with the highest level of quality in a safe and timely manner that will meet or exceed customer expectations. This role develops and builds strong working relationships with their own team and with employees from other functional areas and shifts. This position works closely with the Manufacturing Manager on matters related to plant operations. The Manufacturing Supervisor is directly responsible for overall performance of his/her team and shift including safety, people, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity. The Manufacturing Supervisor will be responsible for conducting meaningful performance management of their manufacturing employees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mentors direct reports to improve their skills and overall effectiveness

  • Maintains positive employee relations through the use of proficient and open communication skills. Listens, supports, engages, and encourages employee suggestions and input to achieve excellent results

  • Drives accountability throughout the operation

  • Supports cost reduction initiatives and first-pass-yield improvement

  • Supports implementation of lean tools throughout manufacturing

  • Participates on continuous improvement teams and actions to improve process and product flow

  • Manages key operations metrics

  • Supports and participates with Quality, R&D, and Engineering on new product introductions.

  • Other miscellaneous activities as assigned

  • Plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures, and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions

  • Participates in Tier I and Tier II standup meetings

  • Provides constant shop floor leadership presence (90% of time on floor)

  • Ensures effective employee relations. Provides employee coaching and development. Makes employment decisions.

  • Maintain a culture of accountability and colleague development

  • Effectively manages a meaningful Performance Management process for direct reports

  • Balances safety, quality, productivity, cost, and morale to achieve positive results in all areas

  • Performs accident investigations

  • Tracks absenteeism and timekeeping. Manages disciplinary action process

  • Drives housekeeping and 5s initiatives

  • Works closely with the Training Coordinator to ensure compliance

  • Collaborates with Scheduling/Planning to maximize throughput and attainment

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field, preferred

  • 3 or more years of related work experience in a Manufacturing facility

  • Quality Systems Regulations/ISO experience

  • Continuous Improvement experience preferred

  • ERP software experience a plus, SAP preferred

  • Proficient in MS applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Excellent communication and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team – self-motivated, adaptable, with a positive attitude is a must

  • Must demonstrate strong organizational skills and be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • 3 or more years of related work experience in a Manufacturing facility

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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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