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Danaher Corporation Production Supervisor in Sunnyvale, California

Danaher Company Description

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for abetter wayand help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us atwww.cepheid.comor follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Consumables Production Supervisor (Monday - Friday)


  • Manage staff resources by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training and developing associates for growth opportunities

  • Maintain work flow by monitoring steps of the process; observing processes and equipment, monitoring personnel and resources, developing reporting procedures and systems in accordance with company guidelines to ensure success in meeting the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity goals.

  • Take ownership of reasons for Safety, Quality, Delivery and Productivity misses. Work cross functionally to create and follow up on immediate and longer term action plans.

  • Contribute to improving manufacturing processes through solution-based ideation for continuous improvements and use of Danaher Business System (DBS) tools, e.g. Kaizen, PSP and 4E

  • Write and conduct yearly performance reviews.

  • Clearly communicate with outgoing and incoming shift Production Supervisors to disseminate all relevant information.

  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.

  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.



Education or Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience OR

  • Master’s degree with 3 years of experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment

Knowledge and skills:

  • Possess the skills necessary to create and lead a culture of commitment to the values vital to organizational development and growth

  • Proven ability to deliver productivity to plan

  • Willing to resolve problems

  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse groups, incorporate the input of others to improve our processes, and align with internal customers

  • Committed to developing and empowering others; to accomplish goals through the skills of persuasion, influence and negotiation

  • Must have excellent communication skills (listening, written, verbal, presentation)

  • Ability to interface and exchange information with all levels within the company's workforce

  • A team player that works with management and technicians to strive for continuous improvement

  • Knowledge of bills of materials and otherplanning activities

  • Supervisory/leadershipbackground

  • Demonstrated proficiency of manufacturing systemsand requirements


  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time and be able to lift 25 lbs.


• Experience in a clinical diagnostic or medical device environment

• Statistical, Lean, and Six Sigma training

• Knowledge and experience with IQ, OQ and PQ validations

• cGMP/GLP experience is highly preferred

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

Organization: Cepheid

Job Function: Manufacturing & Operations

Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-CA-Sunnyvale

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: CEP004059

Cepheid is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.