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Operations Manager - Consumables

Volta Labs

Volta Labs

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
Volta Labs is building a suite of genomics applications for our first-of-its-kind digital fluidics sample prep automation platform. Our technology will remove the need for laborious sample setup, provide a technology-agnostic suite, and shorten sample processing time from hours to seconds. We believe our tech is the next step in unlocking the hospital of the future and will accelerate medical research by decades.
You'll join a team of innovative thinkers who love to experiment, collaborate, and win together. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of automation, biology, computing, robotics, design, and user experience to benefit our customers and the world.
The Operations Manager for Consumables is a pivotal role responsible for driving technology transfer of consumables from the application lab through manufacturing, fulfillment, and to the end user. This role requires tight collaboration across technology development, applications, sales, and operations. This role is first of its kind at Volta Labs and as such will require hands-on engagement as an individual contributor at first, with strong cross-functional program management skills. In time, as the organization scales, the right individual in this role will be responsible for scaling their function appropriately to meet the goals of the company. If you thrive in a dynamic environment, enjoy rolling up your sleeves, and possess expertise in these functional disciplines, we invite you to join our team.


  • Oversee daily manufacturing and supply chain operations from raw materials to finished goods while ensuring compliance to regulatory and quality standards. Responsible for the interactive planning and management of a multi-faceted and cross-functional production team.
  • Responsible for production output, product quality, and on-time delivery of finished goods to customers.
  • Lead and coordinate the transfer of application kit designs from development to manufacturing.
  • Strong technical expertise in process design, equipment selection, and process optimization of reagent product manufacturing.
  • Support and maintain custom tools developed in house with system integrations and improvements to hardware and software.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline application design transfer processes, implement efficient scaling practices for new product introduction, and minimize time to market.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives in application validation processes, documentation and quality systems.
  • Support and drive completion of reagent BOMs, routings, work instructions, batch records, standard production costs, and packaging improvements.
  • Conduct root cause analysis during investigations for deviations and nonconformities.


  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in biology, chemistry, or equivalent and 7+ years of relevant industry experience in life sciences or biotechnology. Or Master’s degree (MS) with 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Experienced in working with genomics platforms and consumable products.
  • Proven expertise in process design, equipment selection, and optimization of reagent production lines.
  • Proven leader with strong interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills; excels at building and managing cross-functional teams.
This is a full-time position that requires a significant amount of in-person work and collaboration onsite at our Seaport Office in Boston, MA. If you are unable to relocate or commute to the Boston MA area, this role won't be a match.
Our Benefits and Perks:
Robust Equity Program, to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage, including Medical, Dental, & Vision
HSA with monthly company contribution, & FSA
Sponsored Commuter Benefit Plans
Access to Our 401K Plan, to save for your future
12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
Paid Time Off, because we understand the importance of time off for rest and adventure
11 Paid Holidays
Twice Weekly Company Lunches, office snacks, beverages, & treats
Monthly Team Happy Hours and regular team outings!
We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and we actively seek out and value diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself positively contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!