Reagent Supervisor (Second Shift)

United States of America, Arizona, Tucson

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Job Summary:

Responsible for meeting department cost, quality, delivery, and safety goals.  Department objectives will be achieved by coordinating activities across work teams and efficiently allocating resources. Create and maintain metrics to achieve departmental goals. Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promotes Quality First Time


•Balance workload across teams; monitors total overtime spending.

•Approve time keeping records and resolve any time and attendance issues.

•Responsible for hiring new employees.

•Responsible for performance review process and associated merit increases.

•Responsible for cost center spending and approval of expenses as authorized; provide input to departmental budgets.

•Responsible for performance issues and disciplinary actions.

•Identify areas for improvement, propose changes, gain approval and implement process change.

•Interface with other functional groups to gain alignment in the implementation of new processes and resolving problems.

•Resolve any technical issues as required.

•Ensure team’s compliance with quality system requirements.

Department:  Instruments, Reagents

Additional Essential Functions:

-Responsible for lean manufacturing initiatives including: visual workplace, waste elimination, standard work, point kaizen, solving quality problems and kaizen event support.

-Approve all non-standard production such as rework and retool.

-Resolve NCR issues.

Additional Minimum Qualifications - Instruments:

-Degree in electronics, electrical engineering, or other technical field preferred.

-Proven track record implementing Lean manufacturing concepts.

Additional Minimum Qualifications - Reagents:

-Degree in Chemistry or Biology preferred.

-Relevant experience -  Reagent manufacturing, Immunohistochemistry or clinical lab, or related field.

-Understanding and strong working knowledge of FDA Quality regulations, Bio-safety and Occupational Hazardous Environments.

Formal Training/Education:

Associate's Degree with 8 year relevant experience


Bachelor's Degree with 5 year relevant experience


Master's Degree with 3 year relevant experience

Experience must include two years supervisory, process, or project management

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • QSR.
  • MDI/Lean MFG training.
  • Relevant experience - materials environment and has functioned as a Buyer
  • ERP/MRP system knowledge.
  • Knowledge of International shipment regulations and requirements.
  • Hazardous Material transportation guidelines.


Oracle and SAP experience