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Director of Production

Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The Director of Production is responsible for leading the production operations of the Instrument, SMRT Cell, and reagent manufacturing teams.  Directs the implementation of activities in the manufacturing groups to meet production goals, quality standards and cost objectives.    


  • Lead diverse manufacturing areas in all functions of instrument builds, SMRT Cells production, and reagents formulation, filling, and kitting.

  • Supervise the execution of all aspects of test for all 3 lines of products.

  • Implement and maintain key performance indicators (KPI) to drive manufacturing inefficiencies and meet company objectives.

  • Maintain and implement best in class manufacturing systems and processes.

  • Responsible for capacity/production planning and infrastructure/resource modeling to support rapid growth.

  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting on production requirements including production build progress, cost, product yield, and other quality metrics.

  • Identify gaps in production and quality systems and drive improvements and consistency across the organization

  • Work closely with New Production Introduction (NPI), Engineering, Chemistry, and Biology teams on product launch and manufacturing transfer.

  • Assist in equipment selection, qualification, and start up activities. Ensure robust procedures are utilized for operation of equipment and their maintenance.

  • Work with the materials management and external vendors to ensure delivery of raw materials, equipment, or services; on time and within budget.

  • Manage and develop a team of production managers / supervisors to constantly improve performance across the organization while maintaining quality and regulatory standards.

  • Operate within ISO 13485 and cGMP environment and maintain certifications.


  • BS degree or higher in Life Sciences, Manufacturing Management, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field.

  • 10+ year of manufacturing/operations experience including 5+ experience managing manufacturing operations functions. 

  • Experience with complex capital equipment fabrication, semiconductor packaging, or biotechnology startups is a plus.

  • Proven production management track record leading and managing manufacturing personnel.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of ISO 13485 and cGMP requirements.

  • Experience in implementing LEAN manufacturing processes / 6 sigma and Value Stream Mapping across production teams.

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and presentation skills.

  • Experience outsourcing complex processes and managing vendor training.

  • Knowledge of data management tools, statistical process control performance/operation metrics.

  • Deep experience with various Documentation Control, MRP and MES systems.

  • Experience with Agile, SAP, and Camstar is a plus.

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple product launches, and fast pace product transitions in significant sized operation company or start-up environment.

  • Self-starting individual with a strong drive for continuous improvement and proven success in a faced paced work environment.



  • Biotechnology / Science
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing / Production

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