Operations Senior Supervisor

at Danaher Corporation in Richmond, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Major Responsibilities

Responsible for direct daily management of operations activities including:

+ Safety

+ Enforces all safety policies on the production floor

+ Partners with EHS to proactively manage safety risks/opportunities

+ Operations

+ Coordinates resources and sets daily priorities to meet operational objectives.

+ Measures daily KPIs within the department to ensure company goals are met or exceeded

+ Oversees and evaluates each cell of the production process to maintain optimum efficiency

+ Ensures required tools and materials are available and in working order

+ Applies operational business practices and coordinates with other closely related areas to improve efficiency

+ Leverage mechanical and/or process mindset to improve production processes

+ Quality & Compliance

+ Ensures all work instructions pertinent to the job are completed with regular audits

+ Submit corrections to any work instructions that would improve daily work functions

+ Conducts training as necessary

+ Proactively manage quality risks/opportunities

+ People

+ Supports an inclusive workplace free from discrimination and harassment

+ Applies Core Behaviors to self and uses to develop/coach team

+ Communicates effectively with all Supervisors, Managers and associates

+ Conducts disciplinary discussions and performance reviews of the hourly staff

+ Maintains appropriate staffing levels when approving time off requests; monitor employees’ time and attendance

+ Foster inter- and intra- department collaboration

+ Continuous Improvement

+ Become familiar with the Danaher Business System (DBS) and leverage the tools to drive team success

+ Be a champion for driving a DBS culture in the department

+ Lead and participate in structured problem solving and sustain improvements

Required Education, Experience, Skills


+ Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the STEM or Business field

+ Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience, preferably in an manufacturing environment


+ Self-directed team player

+ Understands quality, PPE requirements, safety, and the importance of complying with safety policies and procedures

+ Experience leading in a team cGMP environment preferred

+ Experience with continuous improvement processes and lean manufacturing preferred

+ Experienced in ISO 13485

+ Excellent verbal and written communication and comprehension skills

+ Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills


+ Less than 5%


+ English (read, write, and speak)


+ Leads with integrity and respect

+ Builds and fosters collaboration and teamwork

+ Engages, coaches, and develops team members

+ Demonstrates business acumen

+ Proactively identifies and acts upon opportunities

+ Follows through on commitments

Scope of the Role

Supervisory Responsibility: Yes

Approximate Direct Reports:


Approximate Indirect Reports:


Financial Responsibility


Internal Relationships:

+ Reports directly to the Director of Operations

+ Direct Reports include:

+ 7 First Shift Team Members, including one Team Leader

+ 4 Second Shift Team Members, including one Team Leader

+ 5 Third Shift Team Members, including one Team Leader

+ Collaborates closely with other Operations Leaders, Sourcing & Materials Management, Quality Assurance, and Manufacturing Engineering & Maintenance

External Relationships:

+ Collaborates with external raw material suppliers

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear.

+ The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

+ Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, most work is in a manufacturing/shop floor environment. Lighting and temperature are adequate. Some exposure to outdoor weather possible. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

+ May be requested to work overtime and weekends for special program events

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System ( tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here ( .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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Job Posting: JC243441591

Posted On: Jul 10, 2023

Updated On: Dec 06, 2023

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