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Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do meaningful work, that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join 80,000 colleagues who bring our Mission to life each day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. You'll find the resources here to achieve your career goals and help take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world's toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Location/Division Specific Information

Fair Lawn, NJ Site/Global Chemicals was built from several acquisitions and provides a full range of analytical reagents and discovery chemicals to Thermo Fisher's core research markets worldwide.

How will you make an impact?

The Bridgewater Packaging Facility Supervisor (Operations Supervisor) provides leadership by overseeing all functions and employees in the Value Stream. Responsible for day to day Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost Leadership throughout the Bridgewater Packaging Facility on the first shift. With a focus on continuous improvement, this people manager role will make an impact by ensuring operations run in line with customer and company standards.

What will you do?

  • Maintain a safe work environment, a high level of safety awareness among associates, and implements 5S principles.
  • Mentor and develop first shift employees (approximately 30). Listens, supports, engages and encourages employee suggestions and input to achieve excellent results.
  • Optimize sequencing, setup, layout, and job execution to produce a quality product efficiently and achieve daily production targets. Record and report daily metrics within the Daily Visual Management System.
  • Ensure all manufacturing orders are followed through to a completed status with accuracy and variance review as it pertains to their department and in accordance with all engineering specifications.
  • Track worker performance by performing regular Gemba walks and responding to problems immediately.
  • Document standard work/SOPs and provide continuous feedback to team members to assure all are adhering to procedures and striving for continuous improvement and alignment with the objectives.
  • Manage preventative maintenance program in the production area to ensure all PMs are completed on-time.
  • Ensure proper initial and cross training is performed to a satisfactory standard and ensure proper cross training to avoid capacity delays. Identify all additional training needs and requirements and execute all necessary training requirements.
  • Monitor, review, and improve manufacturing and quality related activities and drives corrective and preventative actions. Focuses team on using standardized work practices.
  • Help the value stream leader manage expenses to meet budgets and financial objectives.
  • Maintain proper staffing levels of all roles on shift, scheduling and organizing work assignments within the company policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job duties consistent with the Code of Ethics and the Thermo Fisher 4-I Values (Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement).
  • Perform all job duties within ISO standards, regulatory or statutory requirements.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline or related field is required.


  • Minimum of 1-3 years' experience working in a manufacturing environment, or fast paced high performing environment where leadership is required.
  • Experienced working as a Supervisor, or people leader in a metrics driven environment.
  • Experience leading, training, and developing teams.
  • Experienced working in a metrics driven environment.
  • FDA/GMP experience a plus.
  • Experience with PRMS or other ERP/MRP system is preferred.
  • Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM) system and operating distillation process and tanks is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proven ability to follow policies and procedures, instructions, and to meet project timelines consistently and independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite to support daily operations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply problem solving methodology to understand root cause and implement solutions.
  • Working conditions require the ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb stairs, and work at a computer station and on manufacturing shop floor.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 80,000 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.

Apply today!

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.

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