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Danaher Corporation Manufacturing Associate Team Lead (Duncan - Spartanburg) in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation. As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here. Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products and they are all focused on creating better lives and a better planet. At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us!

This role offers the unique opportunity to help stand up a completely new facility, grow the SUT business, and participate in activities including setting up the equipment and processes for safe, quality focused manufacturing. This position is an integral part of the successful set up of the new plant for future success.

As a Team Leader, on the operations team, you'll be leading the daily production of up to a 10-person team. Assigning work to team members, dealing with production issues, and training new hires and associates on procedures and standard methodologies. This role is critical in developing a team culture focused on engagement, continuous improvement, and operational execution. Accountable for achieving the goals set for Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost (including Inventory and Productivity) and continuing to raise the bar and set the standard for world-class manufacturing.

Position Overview:

Maintains and works in a safe, reliable, cost effective manufacturing operation to produce the required product volumes, with full regard for health, safety and partner concerns. Installs, maintains, repairs and troubleshoots all mechanical, hydraulic, electric equipment and instrumentation. Oversees the design, development and maintenance of operations information systems to supervise manufacturing efficiency. Coordinates and integrates the flow of materials and information among suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and

Job Functions

  • Assigning daily work/tasks to associates in your area of responsibility

  • Ensuring associates fill out all required documentation (scorecards, paperwork, etc.)

  • Onboarding and training new associates

  • Consistent voice of quality for cells – including final inspection of goods, and coaching of others to ensure good quality parts are produced

  • A go-to resource for production questions and issues

  • Changes over and operates equipment – willing and able to learn all processes to ensure products are made safety and with right first-time quality

  • Support daily operations at the cell level for the critical daily management metrics:

Safety

  • Guide and follow regulations and standard methodologies

  • Prioritize safety daily – ensuring associates can stay safe while performing daily functions

  • Identify and investigate any unsafe situations – with focus on implementing robust countermeasures to reduce or eliminate the issues

  • Lead and supervise 5S in the workplace

Quality

  • Ensure quality is evident in daily work – delivering high quality product that meets all customer and quality specifications

  • Ensure the team works according to regulatory guidelines, and coaching as vital to ensure we deliver on ISO and other regulatory requirements

Delivery

  • Compliance with the daily schedule, call out any deviations to the Shift Leader

  • Own hitting the required output rate – problem solve and raise issues

Inventory

  • Work according to the First-In First-Out (FIFO) principle

  • Monitor and follow documented Work-In Process (WIP) levels

  • Execute transactions as required and follow standard inventory control processes

Productivity

  • Deliver output as determined by the daily schedule

  • Participate in problem solving to minimize downtime and improve throughput

  • Contributes to the continuous improvement (DBS) culture, including:

  • Identifying waste in process

  • Participating in and leading kaizen events

  • Assisting Shift Leaders in the Problem-Solving Process (PSP) to understand gaps in cell performance, investigate causes to understand root cause, and put in robust countermeasures to drive improvements

  • Supporting Lean Manufacturing initiatives and projects which increase the overall effectiveness of the manufacturing operation

  • Promote a learning environment

  • Facilitate cross training of associates to ensure team can be flexible to meet demand

  • Emphasize employee involvement and empower team to deliver great results

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED)

  • Basic math, reading and writing skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate, understand and follow verbal and written instructions

  • Proficient digital literacy to access production information as required

  • Must have experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word specifically)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of work experience in manufacturing is required

  • Experience in a cleanroom environment

  • SAP or other ERP experience (specifically in manufacturing environment)

Positions Requirements:

  • Required Lifting Weight: up to 35 lbs. Lifting Frequency: Daily

  • Bend, lift, sit and/or stand for extended periods of time

  • Strong verbal and communications skills

  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment (100% of the time)

  • Keen eye for quality – ensuring that products meet specifications, and team is aligned with all policies and procedures including Good Documentation Practice (GDP)

  • Shows humility – understands knowledge gaps and strives to continually learn

  • Ability to coach and mentor others

  • Experience training associates to sophisticated manufacturing processes

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skill

  • Ability to multitask and problem solve

  • Live the Danaher core values in daily work

  • The Best Team Wins – ensure training and developmental standard methodologies are evident in daily work and collaborate with different departments/ functions to achieve business goals, and make all associates feel included and engaged

  • Customers Talk, We Listen – take feedback from internal and external customers to ensure we are exceeding expectations and driving great results

  • Kaizen is Our Way of Life – spot waste and continuous improvement opportunities in daily processes

  • Innovation Defines Our Future – raise up process improvement/suggestions to the leadership team We Compete for Shareholders – in order to deliver great results, hit hourly and daily targets

  • Must be willing to work overtime to meet company goals

Pall Corporation is proud to be part of the Danaher global family of more than 20 operating companies, driving meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

Accommodations

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 202-419-7762 or e-mail applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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