Bruker Corporation

  • Manufacturing Manager/Supervisor

    Job Locations MY-Penang
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/8/2018 9:21 PM)
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.



    The Production Manager has broad responsibility and leadership over the manufacturing of multiple product lines, including overseeing day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly requirements.  The Production Manager focuses the organization on aligning activities and resources towards creating and achieving shipment and revenue goals though partnering with functions that do not report to this position.

    The Production Manager is responsible for ensuring a safe work environment, driving quality improvements, providing premier customer service, developing a technically qualified work workforce, reducing operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements. Main responsibilities include:

    • Managing, motivating and developing staff in a manner that will facilitate high-performance in line with standards of leadership.
    • Instilling and maintaining a sense of urgency and customer focus within Manufacturing.
    • Prioritizing production in line with customer service requirements and revenue goals.
    • Driving continuous improvement of on-time shipments of systems, accessories and service parts.
    • Promoting a quality-focused culture.
    • Ensuring responsibilities under the quality system are met.
    • Increasing productivity of direct labor and overall staff on a quarter-to-quarter basis.
    • Efficiently managing variations in manufacturing demands.
    • Developing and maintaining an environment of continuous improvement.
    • Ensuring safety policies, procedures and programs are implemented throughout Manufacturing.
    • Actively participating and assisting in selection and recruitment of new employees.
    • Developing and maintaining a team-based approach within Manufacturing.
    • Ensuring results are maintained and displayed a timely basis.



    • A thorough understanding of manufacturing technologies and processes, assembly and production methods.
    • A thorough understanding of production planning, scheduling, purchasing, and inventory control.
    • Excellent knowledge of ERP systems, including MRP logic and transactions and be able to convert SAP data into useful information.
    • Ability to spot critical process issues quickly.
    • Key characteristics:
      • Simultaneously team-oriented and a strong decision-maker.
      • Process-oriented in nature.
      • Understands quality systems, processes and methodologies.
      • Strong analytical skills and common sense with emphasis on the scientific method of problem solving.
      • Ability to lead and direct cross-functional teams.
      • Strong leadership, customer focus, and interpersonal skills.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



    • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in Engineering.
    • 8+ years of experience working in a manufacturing environment
    • Working knowledge of ERP systems (prefer SAP).
    • Excellent PC skills, especially Excel.

    Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).


    Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


    Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions. 


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