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Engineering Manager Industrialization and Process Development

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Engineering

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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.

Description

Position Summary

Engineering Manager of Industrialization and Process Development directs, plans, and leads the activities for the industrialization engineering team and the process engineering development team in support of department objectives and in alignment with company vision, priorities, and strategies.  This position works with other department leaders on resourcing, planning, and priorities to ensure projects and deliverables are completed on time and with exceptional quality of work.   

This position ensures that the onboarding process, development, training, coaching, mentoring, and feedback is consistently being provided to the teams to ensure their continued growth and development.  Also, that all team members understand their role and interdependencies with both the engineering shared services team and other teams and departments.  It is essential that this role understands priorities and projects within the entire engineering department organization and can balance resources and priorities to meet timelines and deliver results on time.  This position is also responsible that all work and activities of the company are accomplished in accordance with the company’s quality system. 

In consultation with Director of Engineering – Shared services this individual provides guidance regarding resourcing (staffing, physical, and process) needs, capital equipment, space and process needs / improvements in regard to the needs of the industrialization and process development teams.  Consults on topics such as vision, strategy, culture, and objectives.  He/she works with project and program management to encourage team members to collaborate, coordinate, and interact across projects and departments.

Department objectives are achieved, in large measure, through the execution of engineering and department projects/ objectives.  This position works with Engineering Management to define, set, and monitor department goals and objectives specific to industrialization and process development teams. 

 

Responsibilities

People
  • Hiring
  • Onboarding
  • Training
  • Provide feedback: Coaching and mentoring, best practices, career growth of team members, performance reviews, and recommendations for incentives and rewards
  • Approving timecards, PTO, and leave requests
  • Makes recommendations on staffing levels
  • Maintain job descriptions for direct reports

Physical Resources
  • Identifies and makes recommendations on equipment, space, etc. needs of direct reports
  • Facilitates project interaction by assigning workspace, seating locations, etc. to team members

Processes
  • Should be familiar with all department processes and all relevant company SOPs/WIDs and policies.
  • Monitors adherence to established processes
  • Identifies and consults on process improvements for the department

 

  • Works with the Director of Engineering to create a group charter.
  • Tracks, trends, and reports on key performance indicators relative to direct report performance
  • Supports company and department strategy and defined by senior leadership.
  • Performs all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
  • Perform all work in compliance with company quality procedures and standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provide manufacturing engineering team coordination/resource allocation to maximize efficiencies and ensure all research, development, transfer to production, and sustaining engineering needs are met for manufacturing/testing processes and equipment.
  • Interface with R&D Engineering Management to ensure process research and development needs are met for new instrumentation.
  • Manage and train process engineering teams to follow BioFire’s design controls.
  • Ensure that manufacturing equipment and processes meets the needs of production, and installed base reliability needs.
  • Set and review goals and objectives for each employee in the dept every 6 months.
  • Ensure engineering WIDs meet the needs of the process engineering team.
  • Provide team leadership and training.
  • Ensure dept processes help teams and projects to produce products that meet quality expectations and specifications
  • Communicate progress and needs to department Director.
  • Review and approve biweekly effort reporting for assigned team members.
  • Ensure dept processes are set up and defined to assist the team to perform data collection, analysis and reporting from various manufacturing processes
  • As needed, act as project manager by tracking and reporting on schedule, tasks, and deliverables for projects being run by the Process Engineering and Industrialization team

 

Training, Education, and Experience

  • BS in Engineering and 5+ years of experience in related field, including performance consistent with said experience
    • Or in lieu of degree, 10 + years of experience in an engineering management role managing process engineers and industrialization engineers
  • Experience in manufacturing is preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Communication
  • Interviewing
  • Negotiation
  • Planning
  • Management of Personnel
  • Motivation, Incentivizing, Performance Management
  • Coaching, Giving Feedback, Performance Reviews
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with other departments to coordinate activities
  • Defining, setting and achieving goals
  • Conflict resolution

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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