Process Room Supervisor
Thermo Fisher Scientific
East Tamaki, New Zealand
6d ago

About Thermo Fisher Scientific NZ

Over 350 employees bring a wide variety of skills and expertise to deliver world-class science products and solutions. Our manufacturing and distribution sites in Auckland and Christchurch (and satellite sites scattered across the country) cover a vast product portfolio, including lab equipment and chemicals, life sciences, diagnostics, microbiology and analytical instruments.

  • We deliver science solutions to a wide range of key markets such as academia and research; diagnostics and healthcare; environmental;
  • food, dairy and beverage; industrial process; life sciences; pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical.

    Process Room Supervisor

    Reports to : QA / Operations Manager

    Position Location : East Tamaki

    Number of Direct Reports : 3 Team Leaders (day, afternoon and night shift)

    How you'll make an impact :

    Lead the process room operation to effectively and efficiently complete the day to day assembly activities safely and in conformance with standard operating procedures, and on time and within budgets.

    This requires ownership and responsibility for conversion to finished products, timely supply to meet or exceed customer quality and delivery expectations and business operational targets.

    What will you do?

  • Lead and report on process room deliverables and objectives
  • Champion our safety culture by ensuring employee accountability and that safe work practices including wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) are adhered to
  • Co ordinate the workload and workflow of the team to meet required time lines, product specifications and quality expectations
  • Maintain synergy with the afternoon and night shifts through the team leaders, including communicating with afternoon team leader at shift change any issues / information which will affect work flow for incoming shift
  • On-going development of the team leaders through coaching and skills development to support achievement of objectives, personal development and change management
  • Ensure permanent and casual team members are trained to the level of competency required and to contribute to the ongoing development of process room team members through coaching and feedback
  • Take a hands on and team approach to completion of required tasks and hold team members accountable for performance
  • Lead by example. Set and expect high standards of performance and behaviour in line with the company’s 4I values and safety standards
  • Facilitate positive team dynamics, including resolving any difference in opinion or approach
  • Assist team leaders with managing staffing requirements on afternoon and night shift
  • Complete Performance, Management Development (PMD) process for all reports
  • Maintain accurate records in accordance with the Quality system
  • Perform QC checks to ensure batches meet specification and communicate production / quality issues to process team members and / or other stakeholders
  • Apply 5S management standards and ensure team is trained and follows standards
  • Participate in Practical Process Improvement (PPI) activities as appropriate and utilise continuous improvement methodologies in daily work
  • Lead regular tool box talks
  • Perform other related duties as required and / or assigned to contribute to the efficient operation of the team and business.
  • How will you get here?

  • A minimum of 3-5 years in a manufacturing supervisory role
  • Experience with and high level of understanding of ISO9001 quality systems and principles
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets, quality and inventory systems
  • Experience in leadership and team development
  • What will put you ahead of the competition?

  • Strong people leadership skills with the ability to motivate, engage, hold people accountable and develop employees
  • Attention to detail
  • Disciplined, thorough, methodical, systematic
  • Highly self-directed and pro-active
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven track record implementing continuous improvement and change
  • Adaptable and flexible to changing customer demands and requirements
  • The ability to create and foster meaningful and beneficial relationships with colleagues
  • What’s in it for you?

  • Work in a collegial, customer focused and motivated team
  • Work with growing culture of process improvement and lots of great tools
  • Access to global systems training and professional colleagues
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities on the job and through our own on-line Thermo Fisher University.
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