Manager, Cards Shift Operations

Job Description

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the world’s most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere.

We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join our team as Manager, Cards Shift Operations. Under the supervision of the Cards Manager, the Cards Shift Operations manager is responsible for providing direct shift management for Card manufacturing at Siemens Healthineers, Ottawa.

Our global team: We are a team of 66,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare to help improve people’s lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing.

Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world. We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success.

Our impact:

• 70% of critical clinical decisions are influenced by the type of technology we provide.

• More than 31 million Canadians benefit from Siemens Healthineers products every year.

• An average of 85,000 Canadians per day receive treatment or tests from a Siemens Healthineers device.

• Siemens Healthineers participates in 30 healthcare research collaborations in Canada and around the world.

The Manager, Cards Shift Operations is based on site in Ottawa, ON. Siemens Healthineers Ottawa (SHS Ottawa) is a leading manufacturer of a clinical Point of Care (POC) diagnostic product. The epoc© Blood Analysis System is healthcare’s first cost-effective POC testing solution to leverage Smartcard Technology and wireless communication to provide caregivers with real-time, lab-quality blood gas, electrolyte, and metabolite results at the patient bedside. The Manager, Cards Shift Operations is to ensure efficient and diligent execution of production activities in card manufacturing that adheres to standard operating procedures. The Mangers are expected to laisse with supporting groups as required and drive improvement projects.

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career.

As the Manager, Cards Shift Operations, your responsibilities will include:

  • Manages overall shift performance for all card lines, responsible for output, quality of
  • product and all associated manufacturing related yields
  • Responsible for entire site in nonbusiness hours, typically overnights and weekends.
  • Assures monitoring and reporting of manufacturing-related data and improvement of
  • data collection procedures.
  • Provides overall reporting for a multi-line shift performance
  • Assures generation of non-conformances impacting card manufacturing.
  • Responsible for ensuring staff is trained to approved/released documents for card
  • production and are fully compliant
  • Responsible for coaching supervisors, ensuring they can backfill for manager, cards shift
  • operations when on leave
  • Assists, directs, or leads equipment adjustment repair, or replacement activities as
  • needed to minimize line downtime. Arranges for or approves on call support as required.
  • Triages and directs action items for technical staff (equipment technicians, chem. prep
  • technicians, and APC/clinical testing) while on shift
  • Coordinates containment implementation activities or process deviation actions and
  • confirm all documentation is completed as prescribed
  • Process or product disposition decision-making. Reviews, assures, or provides oversight
  • of potential product quarantine
  • Leads manufacturing projects
  • Implements Continuous Improvement of manufacturing processes and procedures
  • Generates and modifies manufacturing documentation as required
  • Enforces Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Evaluates downtime data to form appropriate plans of improvement
  • Maintains reliable and safe manufacturing environment while improving production
  • efficiencies
  • Liaises with Equipment maintenance, Process Engineering, R&D, Technical operations to develop a cost-effective production process
  • Works closely with Quality Assurance to ensure compliance of production processes
  • Supports training of Line Supervisors, Line Leads and Op-techs for safe and efficient
  • operation
  • Maintains adequate staffing to effectively fulfill production targets
  • Responsible for administering probationary review for Supervisor, cards and Op-techs,
  • performance and attendance management including vacation and various leave types

·       Develops and maintains a lean culture within card manufacturing

As a successful Manager, Cards Shift Operations you will have:

  • Industrial, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering degree preferred and/or an equivalent
  • combination of education and technical experience acceptable to Epocal
  • 3 to 5 years of previous experience in supervisory position within a manufacturing
  • company, with demonstrated experience in supervising production lines, Process
  • Engineering and/or Continuous Improvement practices
  • Familiarity with manufacturing operations in a regulated industry
  • Experience with electrical, chemical, or electro-chemical engineering and other types of
  • manufacturing processes is an asset
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) software and Windows Operating system
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Great time management skills

We are looking for dedicated and talented people who tackle ever-changing challenges, customer needs, and questions from colleagues with clever concepts and creativity. We embrace change and work with curious minds re-inventing the future of work. Join us and let us focus together on what’s truly important: making lives better with new ideas and the latest technologies around the world.

In our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity, Siemens Healthineers requires employees, contractors, and business partners to be fully vaccinated with relevant dose(s) of a Health Canada approved vaccine for all new hires by their start date. “Fully vaccinated” means it has been 14 days after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (i.e. two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series), and which may include, at the Company’s discretion, any further doses in accordance with Health Canada guidelines.  will only be granted for medical reasons or on the basis of a protected ground under applicable human rights legislation.

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: EPOCAL INC.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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