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Danaher Corporation Production Operations Manager in Chaska, Minnesota

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Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. At Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, we’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. At first glance, you’ll see we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and health care forward for more than 80 years. Look again and you will see we are invested in you and you’ll have the opportunity to create a significant career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful. You’ll find the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) , which makes everything possible. You’ll also see a company that investors trust—our culture of continuous improvement has helped us outperform the S&P 500 by more than 5,000% over the past 25 years.

And no matter where you look at Beckman Coulter, at the heart of what we do, you’ll witness our shared purpose—helping realize life’s potential—in action. Our work helps improve millions of lives.

We hope you’ll see yourself here, too.

What you find at Beckman Coulter —and within yourself — might just change the world!

The Production Manager will have responsibility for multiple product lines in hardware manufacturing operations in a multiple shift environment. This will include recruiting and managing a team, identifying and implementing policies, procedures, and manufacturing strategies to facilitate efficient production and performance. This position is hands-on and requires strong production and supply chain leadership skills of a team of supervisors as well as a larger direct labor workforce. The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring a culture of high performance, collaboration with a drive for DBS application for continuous improvement.

This role is an integral part of the Immunoassay Manufacturing team, reporting to the Senior Manager Production Operations. It is located in Chaska, MN. If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, and time-sensitive role and want to work to build a world-class manufacturing organization—read on.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop teams, facilitate individual and team growth to associates in a way that drives engagement of employees while exercising humility during the process.

  • Take ownership for on-time delivery of products from respective work cells and product lines.

  • Owns establishing the budget, reporting on financial progress to date, as well as forecasting forward looking financials for assigned product lines. Provides input for capital expenditures for new equipment and facilities vital to support current and future needs.

  • Provide manufacturing and operations support on key New Product Development Projects

  • Maintain workflow by supervising steps of the process; observing processes and equipment, supervising personnel and resources, developing visual reporting and daily management to ensure success in meeting the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity goals. Identify gaps to goal and drives action to close the gaps.

  • Drive ever-improving results by using Danaher Business System (DBS) tools, consulting skills, and change management process.

  • Ensure compliance and adherence of the quality system including document control, quality control, quality assurance, and calibration.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9+ years experience in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment or Master’s degree with 7+ years experience in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment

  • 5 years minimum in a leadership role

  • Proven experience using continuous improvement tools and methodologies

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in

  • Medical device

Working conditions

Our facilities are a heated, air-conditioned, and humidity-controlled production floor and/or clean room environment. Our buildings are modern, with employee-accessible WiFi, dedicated break, quiet, and collaborative spaces, and an on-campus cafeteria. We hold several employee appreciation events throughout the year. Our campus is located on Lake Hazeltine with walking trails between buildings. Our location is convenient to central Chaska and Chanhassen shops and restaurants, and we are a 25-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis.

Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates’ and their families’ lives. Whether it’s a health care program, paid time off, or a 401K savings plan our programs give to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com. We believe you’ll like what you see!

At Beckman Coulter, we’re driven by a sense of wonder for what we can create—and what we can become. Here, you’ll accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives. You’ll work hard with mentorship from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization. With the Danaher team of 67,000 associates across the globe, your possibilities for growth and development re unparalleled.

We believe that creativity and innovation thrive when the most diverse set of voices are heard, and that’s why we’re taking concrete steps to ensure that we’re fostering an inclusive and engaging workplace. If you’d like to learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/blog) or contact one of our recruiters.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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