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  • July 22, 2020 12:13 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    The Business Systems Analyst will apply proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices related to the manufacturing execution processes to directly collaborate with groups such as finance, sales, manufacturing and warehouse to understand their procedures, process flows and implement standard processes and/or new features in ERP, MES, MRP, process yield analysis, etc. systems for greater efficiency, control, productivity and speed. This particular BSA role is to focus on the engineering, assembly, and manufacturing areas, especially with MES, interfaces and customization to ERP (job status, MRP, parts, BOMs), and ancillary systems (yield management, job control, process optimization, maintenance, machine interfaces, data collection and IoT). Provide guidance and training as necessary to other team members with the goal of process improvement and overall solution quality. This individual will apply proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices related to the manufacturing execution processes.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Lead business process improvement initiatives

    • Work with stakeholders to capture, define, and document business integration requirements.

    • Educate customers on standard business processes and technical solutions and provide them real world scenarios of usage.

    • Conduct research on processes and tool sets that will improve the productivity and quality of the business.

    • Build and maintain technical trusted advisor relationships for the successful adoption and deployment of products and technologies.

    • Learn and understand business plans and objectives, aligning project goals and plans appropriately. Ensure the client receives expected project deliverable's as identified in the scope of the project and meet and/or exceed quality assurance standards.

    • Deliver completed projects within estimated hours, by established completion dates, and within the approved budget. Regularly communicate project status to all stakeholders.

    • Manage user, management and project team expectations. Promote project stakeholder satisfaction by addressing issues in a timely manner.

    • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with users, project team members, and IT.

    • Works with developers, support and service providers to install and support software, interfaces, customization's, and reports.

    • Participates actively with users in software selection, design, and implementation efforts

    • Manages software implementation and upgrade efforts, and IT-related user training

    • Support data analysis to understand and improve process flows.

    • Provides team support, working with project managers and project teams.

    • Assist others in achieving project plan deliverable's as needed.

    Requirements and Qualifications:

    • Excellent working knowledge of discrete capital equipment manufacturing order to cash processes.

    • Extensive experience and understanding of manufacturing execution system in a manufacturing and product engineering environment, including implementation, upgrades, and support functions

    • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships both internally and externally

    • Ability to communicate business benefit of technical solutions/decisions.

    • Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams, integrate solutions, and handle data conversions and migrations.

    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize activities

    • Leadership courage and conflict resolution skills

    • Analytical and problem-solving expertise

    • Ability to collaborate and function in a team environment

    • Customer and quality focused

    • Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

    • Ability to foster teamwork

    • Experience in Agile/Scrum concepts.

    • Familiar with organizational change management including end user training.

    • Have strong presentation and requirements elicitation skills.

    • Support key strategic initiatives.

    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    • Able to manage and complete multiple concurrent projects with aggressive deadlines

    • Experience with Infor XA, preferred, but not required.

    Work Environment

    Work is typically performed in a standard office setting working at a desk or table on a level surface. 25% travel may be expected.

    Working Location: BWP-Hunt Valley, MD


  • July 17, 2020 12:30 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • This role will work to engrain a learning culture in the plant aligned with High Performance Work System concepts.
    • Support plant CI progression with focus on key metrics: safety, quality, reliability
    • Work closely with all site departments to develop, communicate, and implement training systems across the plant
    • Provide and coordinate material to allow for employee self-directed learning and effective knowledge transfer
    • Engage all associates through hands-on mentoring, audits, etc.
    • Support, catalog, and maintain documented standard work practices (OPLs, SOPs, SSOPs, etc.)
    • Create employee area validation materials and curriculum plans
    • Coordinate employee training & validation process (including new hire orientation)
    • Develop and publish key metrics and reports (weekly, monthly, annual)
    • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, maintaining them over time
    • Lead cross-functional workstream teams to improve processes and/or eliminate losses
    • Builds processes and systems to solve daily and long-term losses
    • Coach, coordinate, and support plant pillar teams (5S, CSD, FI, AMD, etc.)
    • Participate and/or lead pillar activities (ex. UPS, Kaizen events, baseline data collection, AMD drumbeats, etc.)
    • Instill a “hands-on,” systematic approach to problem solving
    • Spend time on production floor as needed to support initiatives
    • May perform other duties as assigned

    Position Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent Required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred
    • Understanding of manufacturing processes and loss
    • Knowledge of GMPs
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills
    • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, SharePoint)
    • Ability to work weekends and/or off-shift hours as required per job tasks
    • A self-motivated individual that is able to multi-task and lead others through influence
    • Willingness to accept and provide feedback in a positive format
    • Previous experience with TPM preferred

    Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. ​


  • July 15, 2020 3:06 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Requisition ID: 20019314
    Location: United States-Maryland-Baltimore
    US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
    Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
    Clearance Type: Secret
    Shift: 2nd Shift
    Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time


    At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. 

    The Advanced Concepts and Technologies group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an Engineering Manager 1 - Semiconductor Fab Operations for our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) - located outside of Baltimore, Maryland - where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production customers as well as emerging technology programs.

    Northrop Grumman’s ATL semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting a range of production microelectronic devices (Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide, Carbon Nanotubes) and providing leading edge technology development in superconducting electronics. Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman’s ground based radars, avionic radars, and space systems. Join us for the chance to work with an amazing, experienced, and talented team while helping serve your country.

    The chosen candidate will be the Manager for 2nd Shift manufacturing operations and will be responsible for directing, planning, and managing the compound semiconductor fabrication lab.

    The Engineering Manager for Semiconductor Fab Operations is responsible for the direct supervision of represented employees working in a semiconductor manufacturing environment. Other responsibilities include:

    • Provide direction and guidance to employees utilizing management guidelines and general policies

    • Responsible for meeting Fab throughput, product delivery, Fab yields, and overall fab quality and continuous improvement efforts

    • Involved in staffing decisions, training, and driving engagement efforts to achieve the employee's highest potential

    • Provide management with progress reports and presentations

    • Work independently across the organization to meet Fab needs and goals

    • Maintain a safe work environment 


     Basic Qualifications:  

    •Associate's Degree or higher with 2 years of experience in people management/supervision manufacturing operations including planning and scheduling workflow
    *In lieu of an Associate’s Degree, additional work experience may be considered
    •Experience with basic manufacturing and production concepts
    •Excellent written and oral communication skills
    •Experience in the semiconductor industry
    *Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
    *Must be able to work 2nd shift

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    •Experience in the semiconductor industry
    •Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, or other technical area with 2 years of experience supervising/people management including planning and scheduling workflow
    •Technical knowledge and understanding of semiconductor processes and tool sets
    •Working knowledge of industry and management methodologies focused on continuous improvement in manufacturing, such as SPC, 5S, Total Quality Management or Six Sigma
    •Experienced in ISO 9001 or AS9100 Audits and Requirements
    Knowledgeable of Industrial Hazardous Waste Management procedures
    Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


  • June 25, 2020 3:28 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)


    At the heart of QIAGEN’s business is a vision to make improvements in life possible.

    We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe.

    Our most valuable asset are our employees – more than 5000 in over 35 locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we are constantly looking for new talent to join us.

    There are few players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started.
    If you are looking to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse teams and want to make a real impact on people’s lives, then QIAGEN is where you need to be.

    Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.

    Position Description


    Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of Molecular Biology and Vialing and Assembly personnel.  Ensures that relevant regulations (including QSR, ISO, OSHA, IVDD, MDD) are met and the production schedule is satisfactorily attained.  Analyzes work processes to ensure that staff capacity and equipment utilization are maximized.  Responsible for managing documentation, departmental validation, process improvement, development and product-transfer activities.  Able to effectively collaborate with peers to obtain favorable results.

    ***This position is on 2nd shift. The hours will be 3:00pm-11:00pm.***


    Manager Manufacturing Responsibilities:

    Include the following but other duties may be assigned:

    • Manage, mentor and foster the technical progression and professional development of the Supervisors, Scientists and Technicians of the area of responsibility
    • Ensure that laboratories are maintained in accordance with regulations and the production schedule is consistently met in a timely manner with high-quality results
    • Ensure that Manufacturing operational capacity is maintained to meet the production forecast
    • Ensure that personnel are adequately trained and effectively utilized to perform their job functions safely, efficiently and according to documented procedures
    • Responsible for daily oversight of technical batch record review and data analysis and financial shop order variance review, assuring standard product costs are maintained
    • Manage troubleshooting activities as needed by independently designing experiments and analyzing data
    • Review and write production MMRs and SOPs
    • Manage investigations for manufacturing product/process nonconformities
    • Carry out validations and implement cost-reduction, process efficiency and / or product quality improvements.
    • Participate in the product-transfer process
    • Report team metrics and performance measurements

    Supervisory Responsibilities:    

    • Direct supervision of Manufacturing Supervisors, Scientists and Technicians

    Position Requirements

    • Must have a B.S./B.A. degree with at least 8 years of molecular biology or related field , including at least two years prior supervisory experience in a laboratory environment.
    • Masters degree and previous GMP production experience preferred.
    • Technical proficiency in molecular biology or related field and previous experience in a biotechnology manufacturing environment
    • Data analysis competency
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of current QSR, ISO, OSHA, IVDD, MDD regulations desirable
    • Proficiency with basic laboratory equipment operation
    • Proficiency with MS WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS and POWERPOINT

    Personal Requirements

    • Command of spoken and written English is required.
    • Must be articulate and able to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.
    • Must be able to write and review complex technical documents.
    • Excellent mathematical skills are required
    • Must be able to exercise sound technical and business decision-making responsibilities in a multi-tasking environment

    Work environment (mental demands and other working conditions, such as hot/ cold temperatures, exposure to chemicals and biohazards etc.):

    • The work environment is fast-paced and involves the ability to quickly change priorities and multi-task while maintaining a professional demeanor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    What we offer

    At the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.

    QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

    Apply online: https://www.qiagen.com/applyonline?jobId=PJBFK026203F3VBQB6879LOOB-3132&langCode=en_US

  • June 01, 2020 4:04 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Contact Phil Iwancio: p.iwancio@holmatro.com

    This position is primarily responsible for assembling or fabricating mechanical parts, pieces or products using a variety of tools and equipment according to required specifications. Assembling or fabricating of parts must be completed on time and at the request of the supervisor.

    Essential Functions

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Read, interpret and follow basic blueprints, diagrams, engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures to accurately assemble equipment and products
    • Utilize hand held tool and electronic and pneumatic tooling.
    • Maintain inventory of product in work stations
    • Perform quality work checks to ensure the product meets quality standards
    • Identify product defects and complete appropriate documentation when defects are identified
    • Rework and/or repair assembled equipment and products according to engineering specification changes
    • Perform all work in accordance with quality standards and established safety procedures
    • Maintain a clean and safe work area


    • Technical Capacity
    • Learning Orientation
    • Time Management.
    • Attention to Detail
    • Thoroughness

    Work Environment
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and to climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear.

    The employee must regularly lift and move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. High School Diploma or GED
    2. 1-2 years mechanical assembly experience
    3. Basic reading skills and computer navigation and utilization skills

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

    AAP/EEO Statement

    Holmatro Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • May 22, 2020 11:48 AM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems (MS) is seeking an Manufacturing Engineering Project Lead to implement a new sector application for their Manufacturing Execution System (MES). You will establish the strategic direction for the MES selection, development, and deployment; be part of the Manufacturing Digital Technology and Strategy team that is pursuing sector digital transformation and Industry 4.0/Digital Thread efforts; and interface with the teams developing the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system and our Plant Connectivity and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) infrastructure. Email Lucas.Firliet@ngc.com

  • April 08, 2020 9:58 AM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    LOCATION:  Frederick, MD

    As the Lean Six Sigma Specialist II/III for AZ Biologics you will provides technical and project support, belt mentoring, and project support as required to AZ Biologics Lean Six Sigma initiatives. Coordinates/designs team promotional efforts including Sharepoint page and other site awareness. The successful candidate will support/lead project teams and strategic initiatives and assist in developing and delivering training activities.


    • Key driver for AZ Biologics Operational Excellence (OE) activities.
    • Provide technical leadership and support, mentoring, and project support as required to help support AZ's Lean Six Sigma initiatives.
    • Support strategic initiatives
    • Assist in developing project selection/stewardship and training activities.
    • Work with the Management Team in the development and execution of OE projects.
    • These initiatives will require balancing of technical and people management skills.
    • Help identify and achieve significant process/quality improvements through the OE initiatives.
    • Expectation includes a hands-on teamwork approach to problems, planning, and people associated with all aspects of the initiatives.
    • Acts as site SME for various Lean Framework Elements
    • Acts as OE Functional representative to ensure Lean Transformation in individual departments
    • Effectively partner with functional leadership to drive OE objective
    • Ability to develop and independently drive technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
    • Ability to apply principles of logical, scientific thinking and continuous improvement concepts to a wide range of practical problems
    • Work is performed without appreciable direction
    • Exercises considerable latitude in the technical objectives of assignments.
    • Assignments are received in objective-oriented terms.
    • Provides guidance to customer, corporate and site teams/ management based on organizational goals.
    • Work typically impacts all teams at the FMC site.
    • Assesses and provides options to management for process decisions that have a significant impact.
    • Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective for desired results.
    • Leads the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role
    • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on programs and projects.
    • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, effective presentation skills, and high competency with computer systems.
    • Contacts are frequent with individuals at high levels representing other departments, and/or representing outside organizations.
    • Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data on matters of moderate importance to the function of the department or which may be of sensitive nature, requiring some explanation or interpretation.
    • Interacts with other AZ facilities to distribute / acquire Lean Learnings
    • Mentors Green Belt candidates


    Lean Six Sigma Specialist II


    • Bachelors or Associates degree in Industrial Engineering or similar discipline
    • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
    • Minimum of 2 - 4 years or more of work experience as part of an operational excellence team

    Lean Six Sigma Specialist III


    • Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering or similar discipline and Lean
    • Six Sigma Black Belt certification or equivalent Lean experience
    • Minimum of 6-8 years or more work experience as part of an operational excellence team required.

    Next Steps:  Apply today.  Details on the AstraZeneca LinkedIn post here.

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