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ThermoFisher Scientific Sr Manager, Manufacturing Engineering in Sunnyvale, California

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Job Description

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to 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.

How will you make an impact?

Lead process engineering, engineering services teams to support business growth through NPI Project, improve material productivity and provide cost effective solution by cross functions cooperation, from R&D, PMO, to Sourcing and supplier.

What will you do?

  • Plan and monitor department budgets on an annual and quarterly basis. The budget includes personnel planning, departmental operating expenses, capital expenditures, and fixturing for new and existing products.

  • Identify and assign optimal projects to departmental members, including manufacturing engineers and technicians, to meet corporate and departmental goals. Develop the schedule and verify quality of these projects to assure they are completed satisfactorily and on time. Analyzes technology trends and human resource needs demand to plan projects.

  • Transfers of new products into production. This includes making sure the designs are manufacturable and have acceptable production yields. Work with Engineering to specify and procure necessary capital equipment and fixturing.

  • Work with the Process Development group and other production personnel to develop improved processes and tooling to reduce labor time and costs. This includes leading automation projects involving hardware and software.

  • Apply expertise and leadership skills to direct team and work with the suppliers to address technical challenges during projects

  • Lead, manage, mentor, supervise, and develop team members. Provide direction for interpretation and application of company policies and procedures to the engineering activities.

  • Lead team embrace PPI to continuously improve FPY to stabilize production

  • Maintain an understanding of safety policies and laws to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

How will you get here?


  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical Engineering, physical engineering, chemical engineering


  • At least 10 years of industry experience in global analytical instruments and or medical device companies

  • 3-5 years of experience in leading a team

  • Solid understanding and expertise in analytical and or medical device design and development is preferred.

  • Experience with Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or other related process improvement tools

  • Experience with business transformation and organizational change related to automation, strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

  • Design: Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information strategically; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics and demonstrates a strong ability to influence

  • Project Management: Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Leads project team activities.

  • Delegation: Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

  • Computer Skills: Extensive understanding of MS-Windows applications (Word, Excel, Project); JMP, Minitab, FactoryTalk Automation Software.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one global team of 100,000 colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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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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Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process.

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Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in California is $155,900.00–$220,000.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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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.