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Supervisor, Production Engineering

Req ID:  4332



Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At EVIDENT, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

This position, reporting to the Production Engineering Manager, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Team.  This is a hands-on working supervisor role; a portion of each day will be spent on direct design of EC and PA sensors, process improvement, reduction of cost, improving product performance, and reducing costs activities. Responsible for production time standards, product quality, reducing operator scrap and rework, and execution in accordance with the schedule. Supervisor will champion our Lean Continuous Improvement program to identify opportunities for process and product quality improvements in order to achieve the company’s performance goals. Position also responsible for reporting health and safety hazards when discovered.

Job Duties

*  Manage activities to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives


*  Perform Design Operations


*  Develop and evaluate personnel to ensure production efficiency


*  Execution of designs to meet SLT / OTD


*  Daily review of customer orders utilizing On-time-delivery tools to ensure on-time delivery


*  Root cause analysis of failures


*  Supervise and support employees


*  Train employees on labor reporting in ADP


*  Authorize time cards and employee paid time-off schedule


*  Train employees on ERP Labor Reporting/ensure accurate labor reporting & drive to standard times


*  Train employees on manufacturing processes


*  Mentor employees on Lean/Continuous Improvement


*  Drive 5S Improvements / Daily audits to achieve / sustain level 5


*  Drive labor cost reduction daily including regular employee review of work orders that exceed standard times


*  Manage employee performance

Job Requirements




*  High School Diploma (or GED), technical degree or equivalent experience


*  Minimum 5 years of Manufacturing experience


*  Must be able to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals


*  Ability to Supervise multiple priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously 


*  Proactive and positive with strong verbal and written communication skills


*  Must be a highly organized, self-managed individual who works independently with minimum supervision and the ability to work in fast-paced environment




*  Strong Leadership skills


*   Functional knowledge MRP systems


*  Solid knowledge of Manufacturing practices and processes


*  Ability to understand and participate in the ECO process, read drawings, and comprehend specification sheets


*   Ability to use information to plan workloads and resources as well as to analyze and establish priorities


*  Strong knowledge of Lean concepts


*  Accomplished “lead-by-example” tactical change agent with strong interpersonal skills and total commitment to being a “team player”


*  Experience implementing and sustaining improvement of work processes and the work environment


*  Strong problem-solving skills



We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.


EVIDENT is passionate about the solutions it creates for the life sciences, and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world. Olympus has manufactured microscopes since the company’s founding in 1919. Today, EVIDENT is a leading manufacturer of optical and digital microscope systems for life science solutions. EVIDENT’s Life Sciences division supplies microscope systems for biological use in clinical, research, and educational applications. For more information, visit


It is the policy of EVIDENT to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || State College || 

Nearest Major Market: State College

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