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R&D Manager, Process Development Engineering

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Rochester
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

How will you make an impact?
Under the direction of the Sr. Manager, Product Development, this Rochester NY based position manages the Process Development Engineering function for the Laboratory Plastics Essentials business unit, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. This includes activities related to selection and procurement of plastic processing equipment and the development of plastic molding technologies for Thermo Fisher Scientific life science products. This challenging role combines technical and team leadership to develop a high performing engineering organization capable of developing innovative and robust and manufacturing processes that meet / exceed the ever-growing customer and internal needs. The engineering team supports all project types: technology evaluations, new product introductions, sustaining engineering and capacity expansions. This role will reside in Rochester, NY.

What will you do?
Provide functional and technical leadership of Process Development Engineering team.
Functional responsibilities include: Hire, retain, and develop top talent
Partner with Program Managers on project execution in order to deliver full scope on time
Employee goal and development plans
Compliance with all appropriate processes, systems and procedures
Define metrics and pursue continuous improvement programs
Accountable for functional project deliverables
Create and manage department budget
Completes required communications, including written project summaries and presentations.

Technical responsibilities of the function include: Fully responsible for processing equipment selection, process development and process validations of molding equipment in support of projects across the BU.
Establish global standards for equipment and methods
Conduct manufacturing process design reviews using best in class engineering practices to generate innovative and robust manufacturing processes.
Leverage the collective knowledge and expertise of the organization by conducting technical design reviews
Development of stable and capable processes that consistently yields parts conforming to specifications
Technology transfer of new manufacturing processes to internal and external partners
Apply new technology to create best in class products and processes
Execute robust Risk Management practices to maintain high probability of project success, i.e., satisfaction of scope, schedule and budget.

Reviews, analyzes, directs, and implements improvements to products and processes to assure improved product quality and better product performance while reducing manufacturing & and operational costs through continuous improvement process.
Partner with Project Managers in the creation and execution of project plans and corresponding budgets including resource allocation and required capital.
Responsible for assessing resource needs across multiple projects and working with appropriate leaders/managers to assign resources per established priorities.
Create a synergistic, collaborative team environment encouraging trust, respect and cooperation among team members.
Complete special assignments as needed.
How will you get here?
Education/ Experience
Bachelors or advanced degree in Mechanical or Plastics Engineering, with 10+ years related plastic processing and equipment validation experience or equivalent experience.
5+ years of functional management of a technical engineering team
Experience developing regulated medical device products is a significant plus
Proven track record of delivering to objectives
Excellent technical leadership skills including strong root cause problem solving abilities
Individual must be able to deliver operational and new product development strategies
Excellent communication skills including an ability to influence at all levels of the organization
Demonstrated ability to drive results within a matrix organization
Considerable experience in a Product & Process Development Phase/Gate Methodology
Ability to travel 10-15% including international locations
Our global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com .

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rochester , R&D Manager, Process Development Engineering, Executive , Rochester, New York

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