Full Time
Berlin, CT
Posted 1 month ago

TOMZ Corporation, a leader in manufacturing of devices and components for major medical device companies, is looking for a self- starter and highly motivated Post- Machining Operations Supervisor to join our organization. Founded in 1988, TOMZ continues to be a family owned and operated organization which offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Those include 401k, health/dental, vision, and paid time off. TOMZ maintains a modern, clean, and safe facility with state-of-the-art equipment and dedication to continuous process improvement. TOMZ is registered with the FDA as a Class 2 and Class 3 Medical Device Manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485.

Summary of Position

The position is responsible for leading a team with a focus on maintaining the highest level of operational performance and quality possible within various manual and mechanical metal finishing and chemical finishing operations, Heat Treating, Deburring, Laser Welding, Assembly and Laser Marking of finished good devices and instruments, at TOMZ. This position is responsible to define and build the team; to ensure that the proper tools and training are in place for the team; and to coach and provide oversight to ensure the success of the team.

Essential Functions

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Define Department Structure and Build a Team geared toward success.
    • Ensure that staffing and resource levels are aligned with the needs of the department and that resources are deployed strategically to best utilize their capabilities.
    • Ensure that members of the department are properly trained and are equipped to be successful in meeting or exceeding the expectations of their given role.
    • Ensure that department schedules are aligned to consistently achieve the required level of output.
    • Ensure that equipment is maintained per preventive maintenance schedules and coordinate outside service or support as required to keep equipment in good repair.
  • Coach, Mentor and Manage members of the department.
    • Monitor and maintain the performance records and document development plans through the performance review process for employees within the department.
    • Engage all members of the department and encourage a strategic, collaborative, problem solving environment focused on continuous improvement and driving new best practices.
    • Ensure adherence to company policy and expectations regarding start and end times for the shift and defined break times, and compliance to all Quality requirements.
    • Maintain attendance records and manage requests for time off within the department.
    • Monitor and maintain the Labor entries, review process standards.
  • New Technology Integration    
    • Identify areas or operations within the department that create unsafe conditions through normal work processing, or with highly repetitive motion and collaborate with Engineering to develop and implement strategic automation solutions.
    • Collaborate with Engineering to introduce new technology and develop new best practices focused on providing device components with the highest level of quality; improving cycle times; and creating the most reliable and capable process possible.  
  • Prioritize Workflow per the Master Schedule. Measure and Maintain Department Performance objectives such as on time delivery (schedule adherence), Production Efficiency, Scrap Rate, and Training Matrix Completion or other as deemed appropriate by senior management.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



  • Minimum 4-Year degree or equivalent of directly transferrable industry work experience (Engineering discipline preferred).
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Preferred or other continuous Improvement Lean Training preferred.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing or engineering role showing career advancement with increased responsibly, in a regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory/coaching experience.
  • Experience working in a Lean Manufacturing Environment.


  • Ability to read and understand and Train/Coach general finishing operations per company procedures, work instructions, and best practices.
  • Medical Device or other regulated manufacturing experience (Aerospace, Defense, Pharma., etc.)

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, cGMP/ISO Standards.
  • Strong verbal and written English language communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability and/or experience in computer use and general office software – Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is frequently required to stand, and/or walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds while moving components, fixtures, equipment and/or small packages.  The employee will be working with and around and directing others on the safe handling of hazardous chemicals that may require use of personal protective equipment (supplied by TOMZ). The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

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