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Job ID :
60247BR
Location :
US - California - Canoga Park
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Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Central Operations supports manufacturing process across the Transplant Diagnostics (TDX) business at Thermo Fisher Scientific. This team is responsible for identifying and enabling manufacturing through standardization, process improvement, and reducing the burden of laboratory support activities that are non-essential to critical process operations.

The Sr. Operator, Central Services works efficiently and proactively with the highest quality production and brings their individual talents, experience and skills to the Central Operations team so it functions as a single unit. Attention to detail and the ability to follow written instructions to complete assigned tasks are critical to the success of the Central Operations group, as well as clear communication and accountability.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of all aspects of the Central Services provided to manufacturing. Balance multiple tasks
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the use of basic lab techniques and basic computer knowledge
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet standards as defined by the manufacturing process
  • Adjust priorities to meet production deliverables
  • Recommend measures to improve production process methods and equipment performance while keeping quality of product in mind
  • Follow GMP documents (SOPs, MPs) with strict adherence to safety and compliance
  • Perform and monitor critical processes
  • Completes and reviews production documents in real time
  • Prepare buffers/media per defined manufacturing procedures (MPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Orders, receives, and stocks reagents, chemicals, and lab supplies to the appropriate departments, while observing appropriate inventory levels.
  • Hands-on operation, set-up, cleaning, and sanitization of bioreactors and various cell culture support vessels
  • Perform in process sampling of cell culture equipment and operate analytical equipment
  • Perform washroom activities; clean equipment, small to large scale, used in production activities
  • Maintain an organized and clean workspace
  • Work in a clean room environment wearing steel toe shoes, full clean room gowning, hairnet and latex gloves when performing all work
  • Initiate quality nonconformance reports (NCRs)
  • Draft and revise documents (SOPs, MPs)
  • Identify, recommend, and implement improvements related to routine functions
  • Assist in the review of documentation for assigned functions (equipment logs, batch records)
  • Maintains areas in high state of inspection preparedness and safety compliance
  • Works effectively and efficiently in a team-oriented environment to keep GMP Manufacturing operations running smoothly
  • Train individual workers in proper procedures and work instructions
  • Utilizes laboratory equipment such as scales, glassware, and pH meters to perform measurements.
  • Monitors temperatures and maintains complete and accurate records of equipment logs
  • Operates and maintains steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads
  • Other tasks as assigned

This role requires the candidate to be available to work on weekends and nights as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree AND 6 months of experience working in a GMP Manufacturing or Central Operations environment; OR associate’s degree AND two (2) years of experience working in a GMP Manufacturing or Central Operations environment; OR four (4 ) years of experience in a GMP Manufacturing or Central Operations environment
  • Ability to follow manufacturing procedures (SOPs, PSWIs) and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), specifically around Good Documentation Practices (GDP) requirements
  • Willingness to participate or lead PPI Business System / Kaizen/ Process Improvement events
  • Maintains a mindset for continuous improvement
  • Ability to work as a cooperative member within diverse teams
  • Always maintain confidentiality of all business and scientific information and data
  • Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with manager and technicians
  • Working knowledge of computers and basic business software to include Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Lean or Lean Six Sigma
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit, stand and/or walk for long periods of time in a laboratory setting
  • Comfortable working in a controlled manufacturing/laboratory environment
  • Position will require frequent communication, sitting, standing, and/or or walking for prolonged periods of time in and out of designated area where PPE will be required.
  • Ability to lift between 35 to 50 pounds

This position is not budgeted for relocation or providing any sponsorship assistance at this time.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.




Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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