Apr 25, 2024

Manufacturing Supervisor

  • Abbott
  • Des Plaines, IL, USA
Full time Health Care

Job Description

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

At Abbott Molecular, we realize the potential of personalized care as the laboratory’s most trusted and preferred source for molecular diagnostic solutions.

Our Des Plaines, IL site has an opportunity for a Production Supervisor.

The Production Supervisor is responsible for providing technical leadership, production schedules and coordination of support activities, new product development and technology transfer of the processes necessary for manufacturing and quality improvements to current production processes for products containing human DNA sequences.

The Production Supervisor will be responsible for driving the process of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles. They are responsible for their shifts' performance with respect to safety, quality, on-time delivery and cost.

Schedule: 1st Shift

What You'll Do

  • Maintain high level of visibility with production staff. Use hands-on approach to communicate daily and involve production staff in problem solving.
  • Develop a high-performance work team with high levels of worker morale, satisfaction, and performance.
  • Create and maintain a respectful work environment by listening, seeking facts to support decisions, managing one's own reactions, and addressing unacceptable behavior.
  • Help production staff succeed through performance management. Provide coaching and performance communication to support development.
  • Review general status of production schedules to identify and resolve problems.
  • Ensure the desired product quality levels are achieved through use of standard work and training to those standards, training in operation and inspection techniques, and use of tools/data.
  • Support and implement new, customer-focused processes in accordance with lean principles and practices. Provide training and coaching to improve standard work, work center organization (5S), and housekeeping. Actively provide change leadership as required.
  • Support and foster an environment of continuous improvement by encouraging production staff to challenge existing processes and implement solutions that enhance the overall effectiveness of the operation.
  • Support production staff in understanding company policies and practices.
  • Maintain time and production records.
  • Take notice of process related problems and support production staff in taking corrective action to improve the overall performance of the team.
  • Communicate with and listen to production staff on a daily basis regarding work team performance, strategic initiatives, policy changes, safety, quality, etc.
  • Communicate with other supervisors and appropriate personnel regarding equipment, safety, work center schedules, company policies and practices, performance improvement plans, etc.
  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback.
  • Maintains a safe and professional work environment.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

WHAT WE OFFER  

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: 

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Include for Manufacturing roles only) 
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature controlled 
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance  
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans  
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs. 
  • Paid time off  
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities. 

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  www.abbottbenefits.com  

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. 

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/abbott-/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews

Experience Level

Entry-level (0-5 years), Intermediate (5-10 years)

Education Required

Associate degree

Required Experience

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, YOU’LL BRING:

REQUIRED:

  • Associate degree
  • 3 years previous experience in manufacturing operations with demonstrated ability to acquire and apply manufacturing principals.
  •  Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Food Technology, Engineering – An equivalent of education and work experience,

Security Clearance Required

No

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