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Production Supervisor

What you will do

Applies job skills and company internal procedures and policies to complete a wide range of intermediate tasks.  Provides hands-on leadership for production personnel.  Organizes, schedules and monitors work flow and resources.  Resolves problems.  Fosters cooperation within and between departments to meet cost, quality and quantity requirements. Works on assignments that are routine in nature where some judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.  Promote culture of quality and continuous improvement in all aspects of the production process


Responsibilities will include

  • Generate manufacturing schedule to meet customer requirements.
  • Responsible for the creation, distribution, and filing of shop orders.Responsible for ensuring the whereabouts of the shop order as it travels through production.
  • Assign appropriate serial number series to each shop order.
  • May investigate shortages.
  • Inform buyers of immediate materials shortages.
  • Respond to requests for delivery commitments from the Order Administrator, Sales/Customer Service within the established guidelines.
  • Assure inventory accuracy by monitoring inventory transactions and inventory reconciliation.
  • File completed shop orders in accordance with Device History Procedure.
  • Work with production staff and Operations Manager to ensure on time delivery of orders to customers.
  • Communicate material or production issues that affect the ability to meet the current production schedule.
  • Aid in the implementation of engineering change orders (COs).
  • Open and close reservations for internal material requirements from various departments, such as, Service, R&D, Marketing, etc.
  • Supervise, lead and provide necessary on-going training to achieve output targets.
  • May inspect products and review final test to verify conformance to quality specifications.
  • Maintain quality and output requirements.  Inform relevant personnel of product problems and coordinates solutions, collaborating with cross-functional groups to resolve problems.
  • Recommend and schedule overtime of team members for the assigned production group when necessary to achieve production goals.
  • Hold daily cell meeting and set expectations for the day.
  • Actively participate in Lean improvement activities and encourage team participation.
  • Provide input to hiring, termination and performance review decisions in accordance with company policy and in cooperation with manager and Human Resources.
  • Ensure the quality policy is understood, implemented, and maintained at all levels of the organization through an adequate organizational structure to ensure that devices are


What you bring along

  • Requires minimum three years related planning experience with at least 2 years of supervisory or lead experience in a fast paced, high volume medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with production planning and management including computerized material planning.
  • Knowledge of electronic and electro/mechanical assembly and test processes, materials and equipment.
  • Proficiency in Excel and ERP system such as SAP or Oracle
  • A demonstrated understanding of Lean principles preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and do repetitive work.    
  • Must be able to stand and walk for a majority of working shift.


What you will get

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Progressive employment conditions
  • Exciting career opportunities
  • Wide range of training courses
  • International environment
  • Strong company culture with rich history


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We are looking forward to receiving your application online. Please submit your resume.


Tecan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Every lab. Every day. Empowered.
Our vision is to empower every laboratory, every day, around the world with Tecan technology, products and support. We will help to shape the future of automated workflows in life sciences and clinical diagnostics through unrivaled expertise, products and customer support.

We care about our culture.
Our values – trust, highest standards and ambition – are the cornerstones of our business, and give us the framework for the Tecan culture. We foster a positive and empowering environment, which allows us to bring our passion and energy to work. This helps us to deliver on our customer promise – ‘Always there for you’.

Legal entity:  Tecan Systems, Inc.
City:  San Jose, CA
Country:  US

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto