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Prod Team Lead 2nd Shift

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.

Position Summary:

The Team Lead position is responsible for front-line leadership of a team engaged in the operation of manufacturing/packaging equipment and reagent formulation. The Team Lead position includes all aspects of production/packaging and maintenance work including reagent formulation, inspecting, maintenance, cleaning, and troubleshooting of manufacturing/process equipment. The Team Lead position develops employees by providing feedback to their direct manager to assist in thorough effective personnel performance management and driving accountability for team performance metrics and projects. The ability to effectively lead quality initiatives is critical to the department’s ability to improve manufacturing processes, increase product quality, improve departmental productivity/efficiency, and above all, reduce manufacturing costs/scrap.

 

Main Accountabilities:

  • Oversee Manufacturing daily activities
    • Performing the batch record review to ensure adherence to the appropriate departmental procedures and batch record release activities.
    • Understand machine operation and how it translates to the manufacturing processes.
    • Assist in maintaining an efficient and effective workforce. Maximize equipment and process capabilities.
    • Provide a level of technical understanding to assist Process Technicians and Maintenance personnel with routine problem solving. 
    • Provide support and training to the production team for advanced troubleshooting of equipment.
    • Ensure the most recent information related to manufacturing and maintenance is communicated and/or documented for compliance, history, and reliability.
    • Maintain and ensure scheduling of resources and team members
    • Utilize a variety of software systems to support daily work activities (i.e. TrackWise, LiveLink/DocLink, SAP, BRAM, etc.)
    • Conduct staff meetings daily or as needed, keeping records/documentation of that discussed
  • Develop the manufacturing team
    • Inspire and motivate the team to achieve top performance as a team
    • Promote self-growth and internal development with team members
    • Ensure overall team training is maintained current for processes and procedures relevant to all manufacturing/packaging activities and coordinate cross-training among roles to create staffing flexibility and increased depth.
    • Assist the direct manager in the Performance Management process (PMP) with clear feedback of team members
    • Assist in creation and implementation of training/development plans for team members
  • Develop the manufacturing team
    • Inspire and motivate the team to achieve top performance as a team
    • Promote self-growth and internal development with team members
    • Ensure overall team training is maintained current for processes and procedures relevant to all manufacturing/packaging activities and coordinate cross-training among roles to create staffing flexibility and increased depth.
    • Assist the direct manager in the Performance Management process (PMP) with clear feedback of team members
    • Assist in creation and implementation of training/development plans for team members
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management

 

Education and Experience:

  • Studies-Experience:
    • A High School Diploma or GED equivalent and a minimum of 5 progressive years in a GMP regulated pharmaceutical/biotech industry required or
    • Associates Degree in an applicable or Technical field or Vocational / Technical School and a minimum of 3 progressive years in a GMP  regulated pharmaceutical/biotech industry or
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 1 progressive years experience in a GMP  regulated pharmaceutical/biotech industry
    • Prior experience leading others strongly preferred.
  • Skills and Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of and experience in ISO 9001 and applicable HSE regulations
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the operation of production equipment
    • Background in Bulking and/or compounding in food, supplement, cosmetic, medical device, or pharmaceutical chemical formulation preferred. 
    • Familiarity with measurement scales, mixing, blending, chemical mills and other formulation manufacturing equipment preferred.   
    • Demonstrated experience of working independently. . 
    • Must be able to demonstrate flexibility around changing priorities.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Performs all job functions and responsibilities in a safe and responsible manner.
    • Ability to regularly climb stairs to perform work.
    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time on shifts that could range from 8-12 hours.
    • Ability to routinely lift 20-40 lbs.
    • Ability to work overtime as required.
    • Ability to operate motorized pallet jacks.
    • Ability to maintain reliable and punctual attendance
    • May be exposed to and require the handling of chemicals, antibiotics and/or hazardous materials.
    • May be exposed to strong odors incurred during media production or other operations.
    • Lab work is performed wearing various types of PPE  which include but is not limited to a hairnet, beard cover, safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection, gloves, PAPRs, face mask and lab coats.  Make-up and jewelry are prohibited in certain areas of Manufacturing. 

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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