Production Supervisor, Reagent Formulation - 1st shift working Wed-Sun

Job Location
San Diego, CA 92122

Very competitive compensation package

Job Description

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The Production Supervisor will oversee and lead the Reagent Formulation Team within Reagent Manufacturing for this 1st shift role. These operations run five days/week, Wednesday through Sunday. The Production Supervisor will directly manage formulators on this high throughput, and high rate of change, biotechnology production line. Collaboration with other shift supervisors, engineering and planning is critical.


  • Oversee production in Formulation
  • Distribute work assignments effectively to meet schedule
  • Assist formulators on process troubleshooting
  • Maintain an organized, safe and efficient work area at all times
  • Monitor work being produced to make sure it meets all specifications
  • Ensure compliance requirements are met
  • Ensure production goals are met; Communicate progress against these goals on a regular basis
  • Schedule and manage resources, track and report results, troubleshoot issues, train employees, and implement process improvements
  • Coordinate with Planning, Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing groups to deliver results
  • Train formulators on the proper use of work instructions
  • Responsible for reviewing batch records, maintaining training records, facilitating efficient shift changeovers, production scheduling and reviewing timesheets
  • Some overtime and may be required
  • Other duties as may be determined by Management
  • Talent Acquisition activities which include identifying needs of the shift, justification for budget to fill positions, coordinating with HR to market the position, review resumes, conduct interviews and identify and recommend a candidate as the potential hire, and employee orientation to the department and company.
  • Talent Development activities which include developing training plans with employees to ensure they have the necessary expertise to successfully perform their jobs, provide ongoing guidance to employees, and career counseling to help employees develop and advance in their careers
  • Performance Management activities include setting performance standards, ensuring employees have appropriate and realistic job goals, providing ongoing feedback about employees’ performance, conducting performance appraisals, including assessing how the employees have performed and how they can improve their performance, developing performance improvement plans if employees’ performance is not adequate and providing rewards for employee accomplishments. Ensure employees follow all applicable company policies and procedures


EOE / Minorities / Females / Veterans / Disabled

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related scientific discipline preferred
  • Availability to work a 1st shift position Wednesday through Sunday
  • 3+ years’ supervisory experience in a regulated, FDA manufacturing or production environment
  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP systems (SAP, JDE)
  • Knowledge of electronic manufacturing execution systems
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing methods & terminology
  • Ability to implement and maintain a 5S organization
  • Experience with GMP regulations as they pertain to clinical diagnostic products
About Our Organization

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Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our focus on innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. Our products are used for applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging segments.

lllumina has experienced phenomenal growth from $10 million in revenues in 2002 to approximately $2.2 billion in 2015. Forbes named Illumina #1 on the 2009 list of 25 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in the United States, the second time over a three year period that Forbes ranked Illumina #1 on its list of rapidly growing technology companies. Illumina was also named #1 smartest company in the world as part of MIT’s 2014 Technology Review. As of February 2016, the company had a $21 billion market capitalization.

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