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Instrumentation Laboratory - Bedford Senior Group Leader- - Manufacturing in Bedford, Massachusetts


Werfen, founded in 1966, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of specialized diagnostic instruments, related reagents, automation workcells, and data management solutions for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The Company’s business lines include Hemostasis, Acute Care, and Autoimmunity diagnostics, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturing. Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality. We’re passionate about providing healthcare professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to improve hospital efficiency and enhance patient care.

Our North American Commercial Operations, as well as our Headquarters and Technology Center for Hemostasis and Acute Care Diagnostics, are based in Bedford, MA. Our Headquarters and Technology Center for Autoimmunity Diagnostics is based in San Diego, CA. Additionally, our Technology Center for Hemostasis and Blood Gas Reagents is in Orangeburg, NY, and our Technology Center for Whole Blood Hemostasis is in San Diego, CA.

Position Summary:

Provides leadership to a production team in the achievement of quality, safety and cost goals. Performs duties of Group Leader while also initiating and executing significant quality and cost improvement projects and supporting new product introductions.

Key Accountabilities

Essential Functions:

  • Supports Supervisor/Manager in assigning duties and monitoring performance of other employees.

  • Initiates and execute projects to improve quality, safety and reduce cost.

  • Utilizes Lean manufacturing concepts to improve the operation.

  • Manages department inventory of parts & supplies; Issue purchase orders for supplies.

  • Ensures all personnel are following all safety guidelines, including wearing designated PPE.

  • Ensures all personnel in the area are in compliance with all documentation.

  • Ensures production is reported accurately and in a timely fashion.

  • Ensures gages and other instruments are in calibration at all times.

  • Ensures employees are properly trained and audited for quality of work; Complete re-training as necessary.

  • Responds to problems that arise in the area, investigate and develop/implement corrective actions

Budget Managed (if applicable):

  • N/A

Internal Networking/Key Relationships:

  • To be determined based on department needs

Minimum Knowledge & Experience Required for the Position:

  • External hire: 5 to 10 years applicable experience in a manufacturing environment; 4 year college degree preferred

  • Internal promotion: 5 years’ experience in a related Manufacturing/QC role and exceeds expectations ratings with educational experience preferred (4 year college degree).

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and basic statistical techniques. SAP knowledge is preferred

  • Prior experience in an FDA/cGMP or other regulated environment

Skills & Capabilities:

  • Written and oral communication skills; conflict management

International Mobility: Required:

  • No

Travel Requirements:

  • No

If you are interested in constantly learning and being challenged on a daily basis, we encourage you to submit your resume or CV.

Werfen appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

We operate directly in over 30 countries, and in more than 100 territories through distributors. Annual revenue is approximately $2 billion and more than 5,000 employees around the world comprise our Werfen team.

Job ID: 2023-6047

Shift: 1st

External Company URL:

Street: 180 Hartwell Road