Bruker Corporation

  • FM- Production Planning Supervisor

    Job Locations US-WI-Middleton
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/14/2018 12:55 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 Supervisor has responsibility and leadership over the manufacturing of the FM Ultima and Ultima Investigator and other multiphoton related product lines and supervision of product final assemblers, including overseeing day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly requirements. The Production Supervisor focuses the final system build team on aligning activities and resources towards creating and achieving shipment and revenue goals. The Production Supervisor will also work closely with other cross-functional teams to achieve business goals.


    The Production Supervisor is responsible for developing quarterly system build plan according to revenue goal, recruiting and training new hires for establishing a highly qualified system final assembling team, ensuring a safe work environment, driving best practices manufacturing processes and out of box quality improvements, providing premier customer service by shipping systems on time and providing complete the packing checklist and internal acceptance documents.


    SUPERVISES: System final Assemblers




    Customer focus

    • Instill and maintain a sense of urgency and customer focus within Manufacturing.
    • Prioritize production in line with customer service requirements and revenue goals.
    • Drive continuous improvement of on-time shipments of systems, accessories and service parts.


    • Promote a quality-focused culture.
    • Ensure workmanship standards exist for all operations and that they are followed at all times.
    • Ensure responsibilities under the quality system are met.


    • Ensure policies, procedures and programs are implemented throughout Manufacturing.
    • Ensure all accidents, incidents and near misses are thoroughly investigated and resultant actions completed in a timely manner.
    • Ensure staff is trained in all relevant procedures and policies.
    • Ensure compliance with pertinent environmental health and safety procedures within their individual manufacturing operations areas.

    Organization and people development

    • Supervise staff in a manner that will facilitate high-performance in line with standards of leadership.
    • Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos.
    • Act as mentor both in a formal and informal manner.
    • Ensure adequate tools are in place to effectively manage manpower.
    • Actively participate and assist in selection and recruitment of new employees.
    • Complete performance appraisals and interim reviews in a timely manner.
    • Develop both team and individual goals and objectives and measure actual performance against them, providing timely and honest feedback on performance even in difficult situations.
    • Keep BU Managers and other members of the management team informed of issues and concerns in a timely manner.
    • Create opportunities to reward and recognize success of teams and individuals.
    • Ensure results are maintained and displayed a timely basis



     To be successful in this position a Production Supervisor must:

    • Have a thorough understanding of manufacturing technologies and processes, assembly and production methods.
    • Have a thorough understanding of production planning, scheduling, purchasing, and inventory control.
    • Be comfortable managing high levels of pressure while delivering results.
    • Able to understand the key system constraints.
    • Able to spot critical process issues quickly.
    • Have these characteristics:
      • Disciplined and tenacious.
      • High energy.
      • Able to multitask.
      • Strong project management skills.
      • Strong analytical skills and common sense with emphasis on the scientific method of problem solving.
      • Strong leadership, customer focus, and interpersonal skills.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


    • Associates degree, preferably in Engineering or technical field.
    • 10+ years of experience working in a manufacturing environment
    • Excellent PC skills, especially Excel.
    • Demonstrated effective leader.

    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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