Thermo Fisher Scientific Instrumentation Supervisor in Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description


Manages the Instrument Calibration and Maintenance Program, records to assure a high level of availability of critical process and laboratory instruments, assures costs are properly assigned and controlled, and provides records to satisfy internal, regulatory, and customer inquiries.

Essential Functions:

Provides leadership to assigned staff by performing the following:leading organizational change; developing and empowering staff; cultivating relationships; putting staff in a position to succeed, meeting their personal career goals while also achieving organizational goals; building effective teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals; driving engagement and creating a climate where staff are motivated to do their best.

Assures the Instrument Calibration Program complies with all regulatory requirements and expectations. Complies with business and regulatory requirements for the retention of maintenance records. Directs instrumentation and electrical personnel in the performance of their duties to assure efficient operation and regulatory compliance.

Responds to regulatory and customer audit questions.

Uses available resources to effectively plan, schedule, monitor, meet and revise daily schedules to meet operating unit needs in an efficient manner.

Ensures that established standards, including timeliness and quality are met.Takes direct action to correct deviations and report variances and exceptions and follow-up on corrective action.

Monitors the performance of process and laboratory instrumentation to assure a high level of availability and cost effectiveness.

Negotiates schedules with planners and business units for completion of assigned maintenance and calibration activities. Assures timely and accurate completion of calibration reports.

Diagnoses operational problems with process equipment and develop solutions for them.

Provides guidance to staff concerning the theory of operation of automated equipment.

Works with IT to define and implement enhancements to the services provided for the Computerized Calibration Program.Provides subject matter support for any replacement and migration projects.

Complies with all job-related safety and other training requirements. Works in a safe and responsible manner in order to create an injury-free and incident-free workplace.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Scope:

Provides tactical direction and immediate supervision to a group of employees by assigning tasks, checking work, and maintaining schedules.


Supervise a group of professional/technical staff to perform maintenance, calibrations and repairs of plant equipment and systems, including providing plant coverage 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline is required.


Six years of relevant experience is preferred.

Equivalency :

Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Ability to teach a group of people to interpret diagrams, systems, or problems. Demonstrated ability to manage and lead professional staff in order to achieve goals, evaluate and resolve complex technical problems. Ability to motivate, energize, and retain key staff by direct interactions with supervisors and staff. Requires discretion and independent judgment. Ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure, able to multi-task and is results-oriented. Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills. Self-starter, mature, independent and dependable. Effective time management and prioritization skills. Very high degree of interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public, including tact to handle sensitive matters. Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.