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Manufacturing Operations
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20000EDQ Requisition #

Careers that Change Lives


Medtronic Cardiac and Vascular Group (CVG) provides interventional devices to treat coronary arteries that are blocked by atherosclerotic plaque and devices and therapies to treat structural defects of the heart. CVG brings all our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe.


Danvers Massachusetts is home to Medtronic’s Extrusion Technology Center of Excellence, and we are looking for a 1st Shift Manufacturing Supervisor to support new and / or improved extruded sub-assemblies. Medtronic is intensely focused on creating a workplace environment which reflects our standing as the world’s top medical device company.


You will Coach and provide direction for Technical Functions to advance existing technology or introduce new technology and therapies.  Implement innovations into practice for continuous improvement and cost savings initiatives, as well as supporting Maintenance of Business activities.  You will act as a mentor to colleagues while directing the work Assemblers, Operators and Technicians.  Problems and issues faced are difficult, and may require understanding of multiple issues, job areas or specialties. You will actively make improvements of processes, systems or products to enhance performance of the job area. Analysis provided is in-depth in nature and often provides recommendations on process improvements.


Medtronic is intensely focused on creating a workplace environment which reflects our standing as the world’s top medical device company. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the patients we serve and an unrelenting desire to improve our business.  Medtronic seeks candidates who will meet our customer expectations by striving without reserve for the highest possible reliability and quality in our products, processes, and systems by being accountable, having a voice, and taking action.


The ideal candidate will have a passion for the patients we serve and an unrelenting desire to improve our business.


IF YOU HAVE A PASSION TO WIN AND SOLID WORK ETHIC, COME WORK FOR US. 

LET’S TAKE HEALTHCARE FURTHER, TOGETHER

 

A Day in the Life

 

As a Manufacturing Supervisor you will lead, supervise, and direct manufacturing efforts.  You will train, develop and motivate the workforce toward continuous quality improvement, positive and safe working environment, and cost-effective operations.

 

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned:

  • Be responsible for the development and implementation of 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.

  • Plan and administer procedures and budgets.

  • Make budgetary recommendations on capital expenditures and direct / indirect labor.

  • Select and develop personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the production function.

  • Develop schedules and manpower requirements for assigned areas.

  • Communicate daily with Management and Engineering for all manufacturing issues within the production area.

  • Run and deliver expectations of daily tier meeting.

  • Ensure that Assemblers, Operators and Technicians are adequately trained and certified to perform their jobs in a safe, efficient manner.

  • Ensure the development and implementation of training plans and ensure the maintenance of training certification records in conjunction with the training department.

  • Actively supervise shift and / or areas of production, promoting a positive environment that ensures teamwork within the manufacturing area.

  • Coordinate and manage material flow and accuracy, quality, and maintenance support requirements.

  • Improve schedule linearity, reduce cycle times and inventory, reduce costs, and improve employee satisfaction.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain visual management boards for production measurements and general business communication.

  • Participate in performing annual performance reviews, pay adjustments and Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for all direct report employees.

  • Deliver employee performance coaching and discipline.

  • Monitor product quality, react to quality incidents and coordinate corrective actions as necessary.

  • Recommend and requisition temporary manufacturing staff.

  • Own and deliver long term overtime management plan.

  • Conduct regular and ongoing informational and improvement team meetings.

  • Monitor compliance to safety rules, work expectations and housekeeping standards.

  • Ensure consistency of operating practices across shifts and areas.

  • Actively participate in and lead projects in quality and improvement programs including Lean Manufacturing activities and Six Sigma teams.

  • Review and approve timekeeping system entries and vacation requests.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, or an advanced degree with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Understanding of basic management approaches such as work scheduling, prioritizing, coaching and process execution.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of job area obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

Nice to Have 

  • BS degree in Engineering or Technical Sciences.
  • Experience in Medical Device and / or Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing Management experience within a controlled and regulated industry.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with a wide variety of people.
  • Good writing and documentation skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Personal computer skills in a variety of software programs such as Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, inventory management system, and manufacturing execution systems that support the manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to read and understand assembly work instructions and engineering blueprints.
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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