Lead process sustaining, definition and improvement, design, development and quality test activities in the making of consumable products or support of processes/equipment used to sequence genomes.
Lead teams to develop and transfer new processes/products to production and enhance their robustness.
Troubleshoot production line issues related to yield, quality and throughput.
Construct and execute controlled experiments (including DOE's) to optimize processes, address yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions in a production environment to meet production goals.
Analyze process test results, issue reports and make technical recommendations.
Work cross functionally with R&D, Manufacturing and Quality to develop processes for new products and improve processes of existing products.
Provide leadership and direction to the consumables Process Engineering team to accomplish all team goals and objectives.
Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, and training employees; maintains a safe, secure, and legal work environment.
Manage team development through training, coaching and career mapping; develops personal growth opportunities.
Lead continuous improvement and sustaining efforts for products and processes in support of cost and performance objectives.
Lead, work on and guide teams to transfer manufacturing processes between manufacturing locations.
Responsible for productive cross-site and cross-functional relationship between manufacturing sites.
Work experience in the biotech or semiconductor industries is desirable.
Manufacturing experience of Oligonucleotide synthesis would be highly desirable.
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead, coach and mentor direct reports required.
Experience working in an ISO13485 or FDA certified environment is desirable.
Experience in high-volume production in a high-tech consumables industry is desirable.
Experience with chemical processes (preferably organic) preferred.
Experience in production support and/or process development is required.
Experience with statistics, Statistical Process Control and DOE techniques are required.
High level problem solving and reasoning skills required.
Experience with product development processes and project management skills is desirable.
Good interdepartmental communication, influence and documentation skills are required.
Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required.
B.S./M.S./PhD in Chemical Engineering, BiochemicalEngineering, Biotechnical Engineering, or MS/PhD in Materials Science or Physical Chemistry with at least 6 years of relevant experience in production support/sustaining and/or process definition and development, design, scale-up, improvement and validation. At least 1 year as a technical manager or 2 years as a production manager.