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BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. Process Improvement Coordinator I or II in Salt Lake City, Utah

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is looking to add a Process Improvement Coordinator to our growing team! The Process Improvement Coordinator will be responsible for implementing process improvement initiatives throughout the Reagent Manufacturing department and assists the team with administrative and project coordination activities. This position will be under the direct supervision of the Continuous Improvement and Support Manager.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics, Inc Quality System.

  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Normally receives little instruction on routine work, and general instructions on new assignments.

  • Assists in planning, sourcing, and coordinating improvement-related solutions including 6S systems, Kaizen events, and departmental projects.

  • The role of the coordinator will also be responsible for providing a coaching and mentoring role to the manufacturing teams to identify, initiate, and complete continuous improvement activities.

  • The improvement coordinator will also serve as a liaison between departments that support the manufacturing groups to ensure collaboration and best practices during transfer and support.

  • Provides clear communication and instruction regarding continuous improvement efforts.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Training and Education: High School diploma or equivalent. A degree in a Life Science or Manufacturing/Business Operations is preferred, but not required. Certifications in Lean, Six Sigma, and/or APICS preferred.

Experience: Two years of experience working in an cGMP manufacturing facility.

Skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of industry regulations and cGMP compliance

  • Demonstrated understanding of Kaizen, 5s, and Lean Manufacturing principles

  • Experience in PCR based medical device-systems

  • Experience in high throughput manufacturing

  • Strong problem-solving skills and extreme attention to detail

  • Demonstrate high-level of business judgment and clear communication with cross-functional teams and others at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated organizational and mentoring skills.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to manage numerous priorities simultaneously

  • Ability to shift priorities to meet required deadlines

  • Effectively communicate issues cross-functionally in a timely manner

  • Statistical and mathematical skills

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point.

    Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform duties wearing a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).

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