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Medtronic Senior Manufacturing Supervisor in Tempe, Arizona

Careers that Change Lives

What does it take to be a leader at Medtronic? We look for inspiring and inclusive leaders who partner with others, knowing that diverse talent, skills, and perspectives lead to better outcomes.

We are currently hiring a Senior Manufacturing Supervisor to work the night shift (Sunday-Thursday from 5pm-2am) at our Tempe, AZ campus. In this role, you will make an impact on your community, and the lives of others, by leading a team in the manufacturing of cutting-edge medical devices.

A day in the life

As a Senior Manufacturing Supervisor, you are responsible for the overall performance of the manufacturing department including shift management, direction and coordination of production personnel, processes and schedule. You will maintain a safe, compliant, effective and efficient operation while ensuring quality and adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Responsibilities include:

  • Hire, train and develop production personnel as well as motivate and drive accountability

  • Develop and implement activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives.

  • Prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply.

  • Promote an environment of employee empowerment, teamwork, and continuous improvement through lean principles, compliance, quality, personal growth and development.

  • Use problem solving methods (DMAIC) to continuously improve quality, safety and efficiency of current cells and to implement Cell Operating Systems

  • Provide coaching to Group Lead, Cell Leads and Cell Operating System (COS) Team Leads on Standard Work, Lean Concepts, and Problem-Solving

  • Lead Tier Meetings to facilitate communication and problem solving between support team members.

  • Participate in capacity planning by scheduling production cells, ensuring adequate staffing, verifying adequate material supply and adjusting Kanban levels

  • Develop relationships and collaborate with other functions across the Enterprise (e.g. Engineering, Human Resources, Maintenance, Facilities, etc.)

Must Have: Required Qualifications

  • A High School Diploma AND a minimum 3 years of leadership experience

Nice to Have: Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Previous leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Previous medical device manufacturing experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to motivate and influence a Team

  • Planning/Project Management skills

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing (Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving, A3, DMAIC)

  • Conflict Management and Interpersonal skills

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

Compensation & Benefits

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create.  We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here ( .

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan.  Learn more about Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) on page 6 here .

The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.  

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It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.