Manufacturing Manager/Engineer

Posting Date: 03/14/2019
Closing Date: 04/12/2019
Posting Level:

Cell Culture Company (C3) is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on custom protein production for therapeutic and diagnostic industries. C3 also manufactures, distributes and services AcuSyst perfusion bioreactor systems.

Our advantage is our ability to deliver the highest levels of quality while reducing financial risk and increasing speed to market for our customers. Our employees are experts in cell culture, purification, and quality control. C3 has serviced 1,700 organizations globally.

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, C3 is headquartered at a 33,000-square foot facility that houses corporate offices, bioreactor manufacturing operations, a GMP-compliant custom mammalian and protein production space, and a distribution center.

C3 is currently recruiting for the position of Manufacturing Manager/Engineer, whose primary responsibility will be to oversee the manufacture of bioreactor instruments, disposables and accessories. This role recruits, hires, trains, directs, and motivates a team of production personnel. This team is tasked with meeting growth demands, while maintaining stringent quality standards required through ISO 9001:2015.

Candidates must have experience meeting corporate goals related to production schedules, process optimization, cost control and personnel development. This position will collaborate with the account services, supply chain, quality, engineering and accounting departments to maintain sustainability of our products, resolve issues, and ensure on-time delivery of quality products to our customers.

• Manage production schedule based on feedback from account services, supply chain and quality teams, and ensure supplies and manpower are sufficiently available to meet those schedules.
• Ensure staff is properly trained to C3 procedures and ISO 9001:2015 standards.
• Review and approve employee time cards and vacation requests.
• Conduct timely performance reviews. Assess personnel requirements. Participate in interview and hiring processes. Implement employee development plans as needed.
• Create and update manufacturing and safety procedures. Evaluate all drawings, bills of material, SOPs, and other documents when required to ensure that they are accurate, clear, concise and user-friendly.
• Work with quality control to ensure all manufactured products are within specifications.
• Work with the assemblers/technicians on the flow and function of the disposable and instrumentation manufacturing areas to enable high productivity and provide a safe working environment.
• Contribute with hands-on work to meet production schedules as needed.
• Prepare for and participate in customer and supplier audits.
• Participate in CAPA investigation and resolution process.
• Participate in new product design.
• Facilitate transition of new products to production.
• Other duties as assigned

• Experience managing direct reports, including training, oversight, development, and related tasks.
• Strong leadership with excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to maintain accurate documentation. Must have demonstrated ability to solve problems, think critically, make decisions, remain organized, multi-task, manage time, plan and accomplish goals using interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be able to maintain a sense of urgency necessary to meet goals, objectives and deadlines.
• Familiarity with RoHS, CE, ISO, FDA, and other relevant regulations and classifications.
• Experience manufacturing a complicated product line, preferably complex instrumentation and single-use disposables that are manufactured in a QSR, ISO, or similar environment.
• Demonstrated success in Lean Process Improvement.
• Ability to read and revise drawings/schematics/BOMs and review document change orders.
• Advanced ability to use computers to plan, execute, communicate, present, and analyze.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

• Clean room and electronics manufacturing environment with routine tools, a variety of equipment, and custom fixtures.
• Office with accessibility to standard equipment, computer, copier, fax and phone.
• Use of computer system requiring frequent mental and visual attention.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

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