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Director Manufacturing Technical Support

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Company: Roche
Contract: PERM
Location: Arizona - Tucson, United States


  • Supports the Manufacturing Technical Support organization with the core engineering and process engineering competencies, automation strategies and technical oversight required to transfer new products to manufacturing and support production of a wide range of diagnostic products.
  • Responsible for providing: oversight and direction of Engineering support for Reagent and Instrument manufacturing, validation of new processes and equipment, developing appropriate automation strategy to meet future growth, and product transfer to manufacturing. 
  • Collaborates with Development and Life Cycle teams for addressing technical challenges and resolution, validation strategies for new processes and automation, etc. 
  • Supports the VP of Operations in developing and executing key strategies to meet RTD (Roche Tissue Diagnostics) Operations strategic plan.  
  • Participates as an active member of the Operation Leadership Team providing engineering technical support to Reagent and Instrument Operations. May participate in or lead global projects, as required.
  • Demonstrates and advocates the RMS Cultural Beliefs.
  • Leads and directs engineering managers to define and improve production processes and equipment. Sets strategies to enable compliant engineering solutions to improve production efficiency, safety and capacity. Ensures production equipment maintenance and calibration systems are effective and appropriate. Operates in a GMP manufacturing environment to support production of a wide range of products within stated requirements.
  • Identifies and implements process improvements around efficiency, capacity and safety within Reagent and Instrument manufacturing.
  • Collaborates and partners with Product Care Quality and Development teams to address parts obsolescence issues and manufacturing issues for on market products.
  • Partners and collaborates with Development team to provide input to new product design for manufacturability and to ensure effective new product transfer to Instrument and reagent manufacturing. Ensures appropriate technical support.
  • Supports Global Operations network strategy and partners with appropriate stakeholders to in –source or outsource production.  Will lead or support appropriate projects.
  • Align with key stakeholders for technical assessments for proposed process changes and ensures that all process improvements are in compliance with applicable Quality and Regulatory requirements. Ensure that all processes are appropriately qualified and validated prior to releasing for production.
  • Collaborate with Technical Supply Management team to address parts quality related issues at the supplier and providing input to drawings and specifications.
  • Manages staff; provides staff with coaching, training and opportunities to develop skills, and gives ongoing, constructive and timely feedback on performance and progress toward goals and expectations.



Formal Training/Education:Bachelor's Degree In engineering required.Master's or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering area preferred.



10-12 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with increasing leadership responsibilities required. Including 7 years’ experience in a biotechnology or medical diagnostics industry.Prior management of a Manufacturing/ Engineering organization in an FDA regulated environment preferred.




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