Sr. Manager, Technical Operations Jobs in Allentown, PA at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Title: Sr. Manager, Technical Operations

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Location: Allentown, PA

Salary: $150K — $200K *

Category: Healthcare

Job Description

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8-15 years in a regulated environment (relevant cGXP industry such as Clinical Packaging, Commercial Pharmaceutical, Devices, etc.). Experience in a Manufacturing or Production environment required. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or similar, preferred.


Applies Good Manufacturing Principles in all areas of responsibility.

Demonstrates and promotes the company vision through Thermo Fisher’s 4 I’s – Intensity, Integrity, Innovation, and Involvement.

Monitor daily and long-term business requirements and ensure equipment is in a state of readiness to meet required output.

Responsible for overseeing all manufacturing and packaging equipment and related activities. Prioritize work assignments in response to required manufacturing and packaging activities.

Responsible for the creation and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Equipment on manufacturing and packaging operations.

Responsible for ensuring training and adherence by all equipment technical personnel for all cGMP and SOP guidelines.

Role model for advocacy and adherence to health and safety policies and procedures.

Responsible for product quality standards and SQIPP (Safety, Quality, Identity, Potency, and Purity) of the product and ensuring quality guidelines and timelines are met.

Analyzes and monitors production to detect safety, quality, and productivity problems and trends. Creates effective actions to resolve them, with appropriate sense of urgency.

Determines and manages the labor and resources regarding equipment support to meet production targets with consideration of client timelines, cost effectiveness, and workforce scheduling.

Continuously assess, and advance, technical expertise of team and enable development activities to advance skill sets.

Manages decision-making about equipment utilization and overall maintenance. Prioritize tasks in accordance with business needs.

Monitors and reviews performance of personnel and ensure necessary actions are taken to ensure development and improvement.

Create strategic plan and budget planning for equipment maintenance, expenditure, and replacement. Ensure maintenance and equipment transitions are well planned and create minimal business interruption.

Sustain a service-oriented culture with appropriate levels of urgency, working in collaboration and partnership with peer groups.

Determines and implements improvements to the production process by participating and actively encouraging a culture of Continuous Improvement through Thermo Fisher’s Practical Process Improvement (PPI) business model. Serves as a role model for challenging the status quo.

Ensure effective cross-functional participation and collaboration with other relevant departments (e.g. Quality, Client Services, Facilities, etc.).

Acts as an effective Change Leader, supporting change management and continuous improvement in the department.

Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of business

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability required.

A minimum of 8-15 years of progressive people management and leadership experience, serving as a role model for diversity and inclusion

Exceptional leadership ability and excellent communication skills

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About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an American provisioner of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software and services to healthcare, life science, and other laboratories in academia, government, and industry. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Thermo Fisher was created in 2006 by the merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific, to form a company with US$ 9 billion in combined revenues. The combined company has acquired other reagent, consumable, instrumentation, and service providers, including Life Technologies Corporation in 2013, Advanced Scientifics and Alfa Aesar, both in 2015; Affymetrix and MTI-GlobalStem, both in 2016; FEI Company, Finesse Solutions, Core Informatics, and Patheon, all in 2017; Becton, Dickinson's Advanced Bioprocessing business in 2018; and Brammer Bio in 2019. As of 2017, the company had revenues of $21 billion and was a Fortune 500 company. As of 2018, the company employed on the order of 70,000 workers, and was reporting $US 24 billion in annual revenues. In March 2020, Thermo Fisher received emergency use authorization from the FDA for a test for SARS-CoV-2 to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.