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Associate Manager, Production

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Location: LOMBARD, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Manufacturing

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

bioMérieux Inc.

Associate Manager, Production

Position Summary

Under guidance of the Manufacturing Manager, plans and directs the acitivies and policies necessary to manufacture products per company requirements.  Coordinate and organize 5S, Kaizen, autonomous teams and quality processes to make sure the Department uses these principals on an ongoing basis. Make sure customer demand is met and the quality policy is implemented.  Maintain moral of the work force and address personnel issues.  Interface with other departments to make sure product flow is consistent.  Production floor oversight is primary responsibility to ensure smooth operations.


Primary Duties

  1. Efficiently manage 10 to 20 Production Operators
  2. Create operational staffing schedule including filling overtime needs
  3. Develop team members  and cross train to maximize shift productivity
  4. Write performance appraisals for all direct reports
  5. Maintain FIFO  and LTO for production materials
  6. Interface with other departments relative to production goals and priorities
  7. Effectively check products and paperwork for completion and accuracy
  8. Aid in investigations of Nonconformities (NCs) and the development of corrective actions as needed
  9. Manage direct report’s daily attendance in dayforce and maintain accountability based on attendance policies
  10. Organize, manage and conduct daily short interval meetings (SIM)
  11. Complete assigned projects as necessary


Knowledge, Experience, & Skills

  1. Associate's Degree with 10+ years of experience OR a Bachcelor’s degree with 3+ years of experience (preferably in FDA regulated Mfg. Environment) or 5+ years experience in manufacturing environment as a Supervisor
  2. Knowledge of production methods and related business activity 
  3. Knowledge of work team development, along with the ability to motivate and lead others
  4. Understanding of regulatory requirements FDA, OSHA, ISO 9001, ISO 14001/45001
  5. Computer literate of the IS system as well as software to evaluate the production flow
  6. Ability to set goals and evaluate the performance of the goal
  7. Familiar with 5S, auto quality, Kaizen and autonomous teams; knowledge of how to implement efficiency improvements
  8. Good knowledge of manufacturing methods
  9. Organizational,verbal and written communication skills
  10. Team organization skills and performance management experience
  11. Mechanical background a plus

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BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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