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Oligo Production Supervisor

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Bioscience R&D

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.


BioMerieux is seeking a Oligo Production Supervisor who will be responsible for the daily work in the designated manufacturing areas of the Oligo Manufacturing group including oversight of the people, processes and product. This position is expected to supervise and provide support to the teams in their designated work areas who are performing the daily scheduled work including Team Leads, and Lab Technologists. The area supervisor will be responsible for ensuring the daily production schedule is met and overseeing product movement through the area. This position will also be responsible for supervising behavior and performance of team members to ensure matters relating to personnel are addressed and will work with the manufacturing manager to resolve issues or pursue corrective action as necessary. The area supervisor will interact with biochemistry, engineering, maintenance, QA, and management teams to resolve product, process, and equipment issues that may delay processing of product in a timely manner.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics Quality System.
  2. Provide daily supervision of the Oligo Manufacturing production team including: correcting behavior & performance issues in real time and escalating issues to manager as needed, participate in corrective action with manger regarding performance/behavior issues as needed, ensure teams are following processes in compliance with company policies and Quality System Regulations, provide technical support to team leads as needed, work with team to adapt to changes affecting daily production schedule to ensure available team resources can meet planned production, participate in interviewing and hiring process as required.
  3. May assist with timesheet & PTO reviews/approvals and attendance tracking.
  4. Provide on time delivery of products by executing production schedule, and by resolving process/product related issues using tools such as Temporary Deviations, rework procedures, NCRs, etc.
  5. Responsible for working with other departments as needed on quality investigations including problem identification, corrective actions, data review and analysis and timely completion of documentation.
  6. Responsible for assisting Technical Leads & Team Leads with technical issues such as training, organization workflow, and troubleshooting production issues.
  7. Ensure that R&D orders are completed correctly by communicating and clarifying special instructions to the team as necessary.
  8. Work closely with Operations management to identify and implement improvements to manufacturing processes.
  9. May serve as technical expert and contribute to decisions regarding developmental and process improvement initiatives such as automation, workflow design, and 6S.
  10. Exhibit a high level of organization and tremendous attention to detail in order to successfully manage this group.
  11. Communicate effectively with managers, other supervisors, leads, formulators, and technicians.
  12. Perform additional tasks as assigned by management.
  13. Must be able to perform duties wearing a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).

Training and Education:
Bachelors degree/4 year program with an emphasis on a biological science.
A minimum of 2 years related experience in an oligonucleotide laboratory, or five years of general laboratory experience.
A minimum 2 year experience in the laboratory manufacturing Industry and knowledge of cGMP/QSR/ISO
A minimum of 1 year experience in a leadership position.
A minimum 1 year experience with liquid handling platforms
A minimum 1 year experience with UPLC/MS
A minimum 1 year experience with HPLC

Skills: Well-developed interpersonal communication and team leadership skills. Ability to address and resolve employee performance and behavioral issues in a professional manner. General computer literacy in spreadsheet and word processing software. Basic math skills. Ability to write reports, manufacturing procedures, and training material. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to organize, lead and evaluate the work of other personnel. Ability to communicate clearly in both written and oral formats.

Physical Requirements: Perform duties while wearing a PAPR.

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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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