Supervisor Reagent Manufacturing

Beckman Coulter

Carlsbad, CA

Wondering what’s within Beckman Coulter Diagnostics? Take a closer look.

At first glance, you’ll see that for more than 80 years we’ve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Reagent Manufacturing Supervisor for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics will lead manufacturing area by owning capacity, productivity, and continuous improvement efforts to meet long-term profitability targets.

This position is part of the Reagents Manufacturing Operations Team located in Carlsbad, CA and will be onsite. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You would report to the Value Stream Manager responsible for leading the Diagnostics Reagents production team. If you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic role and want to work to build a world-class manufacturing organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ensure that manufacturing schedule is generated and adhered to, mitigating issues as needed.
  • ​Support departmental and site KPI's, including associate/team Engagement, Safety, Quality, On Time Delivery, and Productivity.
  • ​Empower associate performance to include staffing and crafting goal/development objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and work with cross-functional team to implement most impactful ones
  • ​Utilize problem solving techniques to implement both containment, root cause analysis, and countermeasure determination and implementation.
  • ​Take ownership for quality in area by utilizing quality guidelines, including documentation, internal quality improvement, & scrap reduction.
  • ​Support Kanban process for material needs and own inventory reduction initiatives.
  • ​Manage both direct & indirect costs in the value streams.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Life Sciences or Engineering with 5+ years’ industry experience OR a Masters degree with 3+ years’ experience
  • ​Experience working in an FDA-controlled and/or ISO regulated environment
  • ​3+ years’ experience leading teams
  • Experience working with Automated Filling or Packaging equipment
  • ​Strong data analysis ability (Excel experience at a minimum)
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment working with tight deadlines

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Proven knowledge/usage with lean tools that help with continuous improvement: Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, 5S, Kanban & Practical Problem Solving
  • Experience with reagent manufacturing using cGMP’s
  • Experience working in an FDA-controlled and/or ISO regulated environment
  • AutoCAD and/or MATLAB experience preferred

The salary range for this role is 90-120K. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

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