Production Supervisor - Aligner Group Leader - 2nd Shift
United States, California, Glendora
Manufacturing & Operations
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The Group Lead will coach, develop and lead the hourly operations team for clear aligners orthodontic appliances (aligners) to ensure all products adhere to Ormco's SQDIP goals (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity). They will collaborate with cross functional departments including materials, engineering, quality, and safety to achieve operations goals. They will drive operations to develop World Class Manufacturing processes utilizing EBS and lean manufacturing expertise. They are responsible for recruiting, training, and developing talent within the manufacturing cells to support growth, continuous improvement, and team building.
Primary Duties Responsibilities:
Adhere to the Danaher corporate model: S-DQIP- Safety, Delivery, Quality, Inventory, and Productivity.
Conduct Daily Management meetings within the department, along with area leads.
Work collaboratively with other functions, including:
The Quality department to reduce external and internal defects.
The Materials/Planning department and Mexico plants to improve on-time delivery and minimize inventory.
The RD department to support new production launches and validations.
The Production Engineering department to reduce cost and improve productivity.
Responsible for the 5S of the area, equipment availability and uptime, and associate absorption
Work continuously with the manufacturing operators and maintenance technicians to improve machine output, equipment effectiveness, and quality through Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
Responsible for the managing and reducing the costs to manufacture product.
Coordinate and improve flow within manufacturing area through kaizen and standard work.
Accountable for shift/area performance and ensure production schedules are met through optimum use of resources to maximize productivity.
Regularly use lean tools, such as daily management and kaizen (5S, Standard Work, Kanban, etc.).
Maintain high quality standards and compliance throughout the areas while practicing GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).
Perform employee training on GMP, MCI's, SOP's, Form's, Safety, etc. and maintain training records.
Adhere to all safety standards on the manufacturing floor. Conduct Safety Incident investigations and complete reports. Participate in EHS Committee Meetings.
Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner.
Maintain and approve attendance for hourly employees.Prepare work schedule for subsequent shift, including overtime schedules as required.
Communicate with employees including distributing all company memos and pertinent information.
Provide feedback to Manager on employee's work performance and other situations as necessary.
Initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
Assist with resolving personnel situations: coaching, guidance, investigating, identifying solutions and recommending action.
Own and execute associate development plans, and complete performance reviews.
Flexible work schedule including overtime and other shift hours as required.
Additional Duties Responsibilities:
Other duties as assigned
Critical Success Factors:
Well-developed analytical skills and problem-solving skills; comfort with complexity and ambiguity.
Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts.
Must possess excellent time management skills and the ability to utilize time and resources effectively and efficiently.
Sense of urgency; ability to take action quickly in a fast-paced environment. Ability to complete tasks on time with high quality.
Ability to set direction based on analysis and interpretation of data.
Establish expectations, motivate, delegate; get work done through others effectively.
Dedication to meeting/exceeding expectations of production while keeping the customer in mind.
Lack of ego; team-first mentality.
Unquestionably high ethical standards and attention to reputational and compliance risks
Ability to prioritize tasks in real time and exercise judgment in high-paced, high-stakes environment
Clear and organized communications skills (written and verbal)
Lead and drive results from a diverse group of individuals in a fast-paced environment.
Self-motivated to identify gaps and recommend solutions
Must have strong managerial courage - ability to make the tough decision and to not be overly sensitive (thick skinned), be able to effective play catch ball (idea/issue back and forth discussion) and think on his/her feet.
Knowledge of Lean tools to drive process improvements and drive breakthrough thinking
Ownership of Key Performance Indicators for Quality, Delivery and Cost.
Ability to use successfully root cause and problem-solving tools to drive continuous improvement.
Directly supervises assigned department and provide backup to other departments.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have complete knowledge and practical use of Microsoft office applications.
Advanced knowledge in Computer Aided Design programs (required)
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Process improvement oriented
Education / Experience:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or related fields or an Associates degree with equivalent experience in lieu of degree is required.
5+ years of experience managing operational/ manufacturing/ production teams is required.
Expertise in performing validation processes, quality analysis (including CAPA)
Experiences in FDA regulated industries, i.e. validation (IQ/OQ/PQ), internal/external audits, lot-traceability, etc.
Basic knowledge on Operation Finances, i.e. absorptions, variances, costs accounting, etc.
Able to read and interpret engineering prints
Strong Excel spreadsheet skills
5 years of minimum experience in manufacturing of clear orthodontic appliances (aligners)
Deep knowledge of aligners manufacturing processes (3D prototyping, thermoforming, laser marking, trimming and other)
Familiar with Oracle; Manufacturing, Work In Process, and Shipping Modules
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Requisition ID: ORM00086
Posting Date: Jan 16, 2020
Remote Location: No