Instrument Manufacturing Supervisor
Danaher - Indianapolis, IN

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OPCO Description

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. Beckman Coulter is an operating company of Danaher Corporation.


The incumbent is responsible for managing both the production process and the skilled workforce that puts the product out of the door every day. As a Instrument manufacturing Supervisor, you will be responsible for building the best team, training the associates on standard manufacturing processes and ensuring all Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) and DBS initiatives are met and sustained. Typical responsibilities include: coordinating of daily production requirements, managing and training a diverse workforce of dedicated associates, implementing lean conversion initiatives in accordance with the DBS toolkit, and facilitating the communication and coordination of activities between the manufacturing process and support functions.

Key responsibilities also includeL

Lead meetings for each team. Ensure items are identified and actioned. Ensure standard process documents are up to date and followed.

Plan and manage the costs for the value stream responsibly, including labor, production, maintenance, shop supplies, tooling and fixtures.

Manage the flow of materials to maintain 95% on time deliver, zero stock-outs and support KanBan and inventory plans

Manage associates to include, interviewing, hiring, counseling, disciplining, write and give performance appraisals, training and development, adherence to company policies and procedures, approving hours worked and time off.

Staffing work teams, scheduling orders and assignments to ensure maximum output and quality to meet established goals

Perform training on all processes in assigned area

Drive on time delivery problems to root cause and enter the codes in the database by established deadline

Enter all quality data by established deadlines

Reconcile time and attendance program daily

Ensure metrics are in compliance with procedures


The Candidate must possess:
a high sense of urgency, ability to work in fast-paced environment, does what it takes attitude

Excellent leadership, communication and instruction skills

Familiarity with various technical manufacturing processes

Formal problem solving knowledge such as Six Sigma or Shainin a plus

Lean manufacturing experience a plus

Bachelor's degree, higher education in related field a plus.

2+ years supervisor experience in a manufacturing environment and similar position is preferred.

Danaher Overview

Danaher is a diversified technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our portfolio of premier brands is among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. Danaher's portfolio is comprised of five reporting segments: Test & Measurement; Environmental; Life Sciences & Diagnostics; Dental; and Industrial Technologies. Driven by a foundation provided by the Danaher Business System, Danaher's 48,000 associates serve customers in more than 125 countries and generated $13.2 billion of revenue in 2010.



Life Sciences

Job Function


Manufacturing / Operations

Primary Location


North America-United States-IN-Indianapolis






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