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In-Process Testing (IPT) Supervisor

Company: Cepheid
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world's most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we're working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.The In-Process Testing (IPT) Supervisor will be responsible for the effective and efficient supervision of their assigned area's resources including all personnel, equipment, and tools utilized for operations of the IPT. They provide their team daily guidance and leadership, work direction, and necessary problem solving within their responsibility to ensure daily safety, quality, productivity, and Onetime delivery is met.They are actively involved in Production Continuous Improvement activities and have complete oversight that all company policies and procedures are maintained and followed by their team members. The Newark Jidoka factory is a 24/7 operation and this position reports to the Production Manager.

  • In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
    • Manage the Consumables IPT department daily work activities including Team schedule, ensuring training, general guidance to direct reports and across functional groups, and serves as a resource for technical/administrative problems.
    • Hires, trains, motivates, leads, develops and evaluates staff. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.
    • Ensures Quality Control systems are compliant with corporate and site procedures, as well as industry standards.--
    • Supports the development of analytical methods.-- Works in conjunction with other departments to develop, qualify, and transfer testing analytical methods as applicable.
    • Ensures maintenance of testing equipment - qualification, calibration, and maintenance.
    • Drafts, reviews, and approves Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), sampling plans, specifications, protocols, and reports related to product/processes, equipment, method, validation.-- This includes deviation investigation and reporting.
    • Develops and implements statistical tools for monitoring and review.
    • Identifies and implements improvement opportunities for established processes, procedures, and training to support CAPA, Change Control, Deviation, Risk Management, and Investigation processes.
    • Lead investigations for failures during testing; perform troubleshooting, process development or improvement activities.The essential requirements of the job include:
      • High school degree with 8+ years of experience or Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience OR Master's degree with 3+ years of experience.
      • Experience with managing people and providing leadership.
      • Thorough knowledge of cGMP regulations related to Quality Control is required.--
      • Experience with analytical methods, and Microbiology testing.
      • Proven track record in method validation/qualification and qualification of equipment/systems.
      • Experience with facility/laboratory expansions.
      • Experience in QC support in a high pace manufacturing setting.PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
        • Experience working in a GMP/ISO/FDA manufacturing environment
        • Experience using analytical scales, Pipettes and working with hazardous chemicals
        • Flexibility with the work schedule including modified shift times and weekends
        • Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.
        • When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 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 is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we'll empower you to push the boundaries of what's possible.If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 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 require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
          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.

          The EEO posters are available here.

          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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

          If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

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