Abbott Supervisor Manufacturing in Des Plaines, IL in Des Plaines, Illinois

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Position Summary

The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for providing technical leadership, production schedules and coordination of support activities, new product development and technology transfer of the processes necessary for manufacturing and quality improvements to current production processes for products containing human DNA sequences. The supervisor will be responsible for training and overseeing a group of scientists on manufacturing and development activities. The individual will work closely with members of various departments such as R&D and Quality Control and serve as departmental representative on project teams.

Main Responsibilities

Responsible for setting the production schedule for reagent production staff.

This includes coordination with Materials Manager and/or planner and resolving conflicting priorities and manufacturing problems.

Work on the production team, as needed, to deliver product in a timely manner.

Responsible for the technical training of all direct reports and monitoring of employee performance, written evaluations, training records and resolving issues of group dynamics.

Responsible for following ISO/GMP regulations in the production of all reagents, and reviewing documentation records of direct reports to insure their regulatory compliance.

Participate as a departmental representative on project teams.

Support new product development activities by delivering custom products upon request.

Participate in the technology transfer of new processes by working closely with members of the new product team to understand the core processes, author required documentation to GMP standards and oversee delivery of the pilot and production runs.

Maintain appropriate databases and perform data analysis to insure the inventory availability and maintain the highest quality product.


Decisions made by this supervisor on a daily basis directly affect product quality and the efficiency of product delivery.

Adherence to GMP/ISO regulations and the proper training of direct reports in those guidelines are critical for the production of ASR and IVD reagents.

Deviation from those manufacturing protocols could result in a rejection of production material by Quality Control or a violation of FDA requirements governing IVD products.

Delivery time of product to inventory, rise in back orders and under-utilization of key resources could result if product is not manufactured properly.

In addition, representation on project teams is necessary for efficient and comprehensive technology transfer of new products from R&D to Manufacturing.

Resolution of conflicting priorities for manufacturing and Process Development resources is required for efficient operations within the department.

This position also requires the supervisor to be an effective motivator of people.

Providing the proper level of support and guidance to staff while challenging individual growth is important to establishing a harmonious and efficient work environment.


B.S. in Life Sciences or Chemistry, with 5-10 years’ direct laboratory experience. Extensive experience and knowledge of ISO/GMP is essential for effective execution of job responsibilities. Knowledge and practical experience in molecular biology, genetics and DNA chemistry critical to job performance. Also, experience in production planning, quality control and quality assurance helpful.

Must have demonstrated organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. Must be capable of handling multiple tasks and making daily decisions on scheduling and resource allocation. Must be able to evaluate new technologies, interface effectively with multiple department representatives and coordinate activities to effectively complete technology transfer of new products.




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United States > Des Plaines : DP01 Floor-1





Yes, 5 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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