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Production Supervisor
Company: Cepheid
Location: Lodi, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/15/2021
Expire Date: 05/15/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Manufacturing and Production, Counseling, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor


Job Title: Production Supervisor

Job Location: Lodi

Date Written: 012021

Written By: Mark Butterfield

GCRF Job Level: M1

GCRF Job Family: Manufacturing and Operations


  • Associate engagement: communicating job expectations and goals; planning, monitoring, and appraising training and development; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees when necessary; ensure company policies, and procedures are being followed.
  • Participate in Kaizen events. Continuously work to improve our processes, standard work and work instructions.
  • Maintain workflow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; developing reporting procedures and systems; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Sustain 5S efforts and contribute to a safe and clean work environment by educating and coaching personnel on the importance of 5S to maintain a World Class facility.
  • Follow leaders standard work and perform layered process audits
  • Learn and utilize DBS tools: Problem Solving Process (PSP), Daily Management (DM), Standard Work (SW), Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Etc.
  • Complete production build plan by scheduling and assigning personnel to appropriate work areas; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of on shift production summaries.
  • Ensure proper operation of equipment by escalating issues for repairs
  • Provide manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Stay current with professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops.
  • Create a team environment while focusing on the companys core value drivers and leadership anchors.
  • Being a leader that embraces diversity and inclusion.
  • Understand and utilize our business systems to perform job tasks
  • Talent Assessment/Management: Recruit, interview, select, on-board, train and develop top talent.
  • Hold regular 1:1s with direct reports and develop comprehensive Performance 4 Growth (P4G) and Development 4 Growth (D4G) Plans.


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time
  • For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.


Education and Experience:

  • High School degree with a minimum of 8 years of experience or Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience.
  • 3 to 5 years in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment; 2 years minimum in a leadership role

Knowledge and skills:

  • Possess the skills necessary to create and lead a culture of commitment to the values vital to organizational development and growth
  • Proven ability to deliver productivity to plan
  • Problem solving, root cause analysis and corrective action/preventative action
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse groups, incorporate the input of others to improve our processes, and align with internal customers
  • Committed to developing and empowering others; to accomplish goals through the skills of persuasion, influence and negotiation
  • Must have excellent communication skills (listening, written, verbal, presentation)
  • Ability to interface and exchange information with all levels within the company's workforce
  • A team player that works with management and technicians to strive for continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of bills of materials and other planning activities
  • Supervisory/leadership background
  • Demonstrated proficiency of manufacturing systems and requirements

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.
  • Stand for extended durations while on the shop floor


  • Experience in a clinical diagnostic or medical device environment
  • Statistical, Lean, and Six Sigma training
  • Knowledge and experience with IQ, OQ and PQ validations
  • cGMP/GLP experience is highly preferred

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

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.

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