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Operations Manager

Morrisville, North Carolina
Job Type
9 Sep 2022

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we're pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Operations Manager

Location: Raleigh, NC

Shift: Weekend (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)

Purpose statement:

The Operations Manager of Weekend Manufacturing monitors and facilitates the daily, weekend operations of the North Carolina site and coordinates the hiring, training, development, and engagement of the staff.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the weekend day-to-day activities related to North Carolina operations including Main Production, Formulations, HPLC, HQC, Chemical Processing & RMQC, Engineering, Metrology and Facilities operations.

  • Use formal management responsibilities to coordinate resources and set daily priorities to meet operational objectives.

  • Ensures that all work instructions, logs, and process flows are kept current and initiates creation of additional documents when necessary.

  • Lead and ensures effective communication within all departments across the site.

  • Supports leadership in the development and monitoring of measurable objectives for the site and ensures compliance with SOPs and workplace safety programs acts as necessary to correct negative deviations.

  • Collaborates cross functionally with other departments and functions to ensure compliance to product specification and customer needs.

  • Creates opportunities for personnel to enhance department productivity

  • Responsible for the development and monitoring of departmental quality objectives and KPIs.  Develops counter measures and actions plans to assure objectives remain on-target.

  • Responsible for associate engagement for all weekend staff. Strives to improve engagement survey results through execution of the engagement action plan.

  • Manages and develops talent for area of responsibility, including the support in associate development, performance management, recruiting, hiring, training and corrective actions/discipline.

  • Contribute to the process development process for review and/or functional layout planning of new equipment and processes related to future expansion projects.

  • Assures IDT Quality system requirements are met to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction, including ISO standards in place.

  • Contributes to annual budget and forecasting cycle, manages accordingly to adhere to the financial targets.

  • Engages, participates, supports, and leads continuous improvement initiatives using Danaher Business System tools, such as Daily Management, 5S, Standard Work and others implemented at RTP.

  • Demonstrates and upholds behavior consistent with the Danaher Core Values and delivers the Integrated DNA Technologies experience to customers and other business associates.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Science, or similar fields required.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of operations/manufacturing in life science, medical device, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, or similar industries required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of previous management experience leading teams required.

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees and management at IDT.

  • Ability to work independently and make decisions based on data.

  • Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, teamwork, and pride.

  • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Adaptability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Travel Requirements (anything requiring overnight stay):

  • Seldom (Up to 5% of time)

What We Offer:

  • Shift Differentials (Extra Compensation for less traditional shifts)

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.  Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here .

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@ to request accommodation.

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  • Job Reference: 708028778-2
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
  • Location: Morrisville, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent