Supervisor, Manufacturing at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Middletown, Virginia

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Job Description

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. And you'll have the opportunity for continual growth and learning in a culture that empowers your development. With revenues of more than $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Location/Division Specific Information

The Manufacturing Supervisor role is located in Middletown, Virginia, a vital site to the Clinical Diagnostics Division. This location based role provides leadership, strategy planning and day-to-day execution to liquid filling and packaging operations team in a medical device operation.

This role is a night shift role, Monday - Friday, with occasional off hour support needed. Typical hours are 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM but may adjust to business needs.

Discover Impactful Work:

Supervise employees in the production, filling, and packaging of reagents, calibrators, controls and/or systems fluids on hand and automated filling and packaging equipment to approved standards and specifications. Strict adherence to procedures and ability to clearly document results is crucial.

A day in the Life:

  • Develop and mentor team leaders and production associates on good manufacturing practices, quality based workflows and precise documentation.

  • Develop and advance lean principles, tools, and techniques through leadership and training which will enhance value and minimize waste to enable positive change within the site.

  • Lead, participate and/or support kaizen workshops; monitor progress, maintain database, metrics, pre-workshop, and follow up on post workshop activities.

  • Collaborate closely with operations planners on production scheduling, resource forecasting and overall production capacity utilization.

  • Leads by example - using standard work and daily targets to ensure lines are fulfilling customer demands on target

  • Identifies departmental barriers and leads functional teams to implement improvements having a corporate impact. Participates on, and may lead, cross-functional teams having a corporate impact.

  • Demonstrates Thermo Fisher Scientific values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement

  • Review performance of personnel as required and documents required performance enhancement plan as needed or any other disciplinary actions that may be required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Keys to Success:


  • High School diploma required. Associates degree or other continuing education preferred.


  • Three (3) years relevant manufacturing leadership experience required.

  • Prior experience in a medical device, diagnostics or regulated industry highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to develop, lead and mentor team leaders and production associates

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English, including technical and scientific language

  • Excellent written and typed documentation and record keeping skills

  • Must be comfortable with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and other computer based applications.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment is required.

  • The employee is occasionally required to lift, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

  • Ability to wear garments suitable for a cleanroom environment, such as cleanroom gown, hair net, beard cover (if applicable), gloves safety shoes and shoe covers. Makeup and jewelry are prohibited in cleanroom environments.


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation!

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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