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Senior Manufacturing Supervisor

Manufacturing Operations
21000PV6 Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives

A career at Medtronic is like no other. We’re purposeful. We’re committed. And we’re driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people worldwide

We are currently hiring a Sr Manufacturing Supervisor at our Plymouth, MN site.  Make an impact on your community and the lives of others by leading a group in the manufacture of cutting-edge medical devices. If you have a bachelor's degree and passion for medical device manufacturing, this job could be for you.


A Day in the Life

As Sr Manufacturing Supervisor, you will coach and supervise a group of Production Associates and Team Leaders in multiple work cells to assure the timely and cost-effective manufacturing of high-quality medical devices.

You will be part of a team of supervisors who:

  • Develop and implement activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives.
  • Prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply.
  • Promote an environment of employee empowerment, teamwork, and continuous improvement through lean principles, compliance, quality, personal growth and development.
  • Use problem solving methods (DMAIC) to continuously improve quality, safety and efficiency of current cells and to implement Cell Operating Systems
  • Provide coaching to Group Lead, Cell Leads and Cell Operating System (COS) Team Leads on Standard Work, Lean Concepts, and Problem-Solving
  • Lead Tier Meetings to facilitate communication and problem solving between support team members.
  • Participate in capacity planning by scheduling production cells, ensuring adequate staffing, verifying adequate material supply and adjusting kanban levels
  • Partner with Finance and Value Stream Manager to manage metrics (efficiency, utilization and rate variances), control spending and resolve discrepancies.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • A High School Diploma AND a minimum 7 years of manufacturing work experience OR An Associate’s Degree AND a minimum 5 years of manufacturing work experience OR A Bachelor’s Degree AND 3 years of manufacturing experience

Nice to Have
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Previous medical device manufacturing experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Ability to motivate and influence a Team
  • Planning/Project Management skills
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing (Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving, A3, DMAIC)
  • Conflict Management and Interpersonal skills

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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