Thermo Fisher Scientific Production Manager - Injection Blow Molding in Rochester, New York

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

The Production Manager role is part of the Laboratory Products Division (LPD) which unites deep scientific expertise, a collaborative culture and rich resources to deliver the lab equipment and consumables that our customers need to achieve their scientific goals – quickly, reliably and safely. Our smart lab solutions make it faster and easier for our customers to focus on what matters most – delivering answers and innovations that save and improve lives. [Direct Reports and Location]

How will you make an impact?

The Production Manager will be responsible for overseeing the manufacturing processes for Injection Blow Molding Value Stream in Penfield, NY. This position is responsible for meeting EHS, quality, production, and financial targets. This role will execute strategic and tactical activities to sustain strong business performance and a positive work environment promoting employee engagement. Solid analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to anticipate and drive shifts in focus and priorities to sustain great performance are required.

What will you do?

  • Lead supervisory team to meet or exceed operational goals in safety, quality, delivery, cost, productivity and inventory.

  • Manage process improvements within scope of responsibility, utilizing PPI, 5S, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

  • Create work center performance goals and leads supervisors towards achieving those goals using employee participation.

  • Lead and promote process improvement initiatives to drive strong performance in safety, product quality, and finance and process efficiency.

  • Promote a working environment that encourages employee involvement to achieve operational excellence and promotes excellence and developmental activities for team members and leaders.

  • Ensures effective performance evaluations are prepared and delivered for all employees.

  • Develops talent within the organization including regularly meeting with employees and assisting in the creation of individual development plans.

  • Coach and mentor staff to elevate overall performance and achieve departmental goals and objectives.

  • Makes technical and business risk decisions under real-time pressure.

  • Has accountability for department operations when Senior Manager is not on site.

  • Ensures company policies and procedures are being adhered to.

  • Acts as subject matter expert during customer and regulatory agency audits.

  • Participates in new product development products and launch teams.

  • Drives implementation of corrective and preventive actions to address internal and external audit observations.

  • Interacts with diverse internal functional groups to solve moderately complex problems.

  • Initiates investigations into process failures, product failures, and safety incidents. Identifies and implements appropriate corrective and preventive actions.

  • Helps identify capacity constraints and drives improvement plans for resolution.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering discipline.


  • 7- 10 years of experience in manufacturing environment with at least 3 years in a supervisory or managerial position.

  • Strong leadership abilities with capability to leverage diverse resources, respond quickly, understand impact of changes and decisions, facilitate agreement, build collaborative relationships and understand customer’s needs.

  • Excellent communication, leadership and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels and functions of the organization.

  • Practical application experience of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing or other process improvement methodologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead people, work effectively with cross functional teams, and to facilitate cooperation across functional boundaries.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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.