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Position: Process Operator – General Manufacturing

Position Location: Basingstoke

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $18 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

The Microbiology Division (MBD) sits within Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Speciality Diagnostic Group. Our customers worldwide trust our microbiology solutions for the diagnosis of infectious disease and detection of bacterial contamination.

Team Overview:
As the global headquarters for the MBD division, the Basingstoke site is houses a large manufacturing base, scientific laboratories, as well as the corporate functions. The Basingstoke site makes a range of products under the Oxoid brand. Our products can to help ensure patients are on the most appropriate treatment plan and are intended to be used in markets including the medical, pharmaceutical and veterinary arenas.

Products include culture media and anti-microbial susceptibility tests (AST). Our culture media is used to grow a particular bacteria or contamination samples on and our ASTs can then be used by professionals to diagnose the best antibiotics for the sample. Samples could contain a particular bacteria such as e-coli, MRSA, or e-tubercolosis.

The General Manufacturing (GM) team is responsible for the manufacturing and production of the protein sources (peptones) that underpin other products. Each shift, multiple batches of material are processed through a 3 stage process. The process involves mixing the raw materials to form a base, then pressing to remove any liquid, and then turning the materials back into a powder form. Headed by the Team Lead, the GM manufacturing team operates two shifts with a team of 8 Process Operators who are led by the Shift Lead. Each shift you will be based on one of the manufacturing stages and will rotate between the stages to build knowledge of our manufacturing process.

Lifting and carrying moderate weights is an integral part of this position.

Key Responsibilities:
  • You will operate plant machinery safely and efficiently to manufacture our products in line with standard operating procedures;
  • You will set up batches by physically moving, checking and adding materials where required;
  • You will undertake process checks to ensure product quality levels;
  • Completing all batch related documentation, you will ensure a suitable level of handover to oncoming shifts;
  • Working with your team, you will ensure that production targets are met in line with quality and efficiency standards;
  • You will ensure that all work is carried out safely and that all near misses, incidents and accidents are reported and escalated.
Role Requirements:
  • A good communicator, you are able to build rapport with your colleagues in order to work in a positive and collaborative manner;
  • With good attention to detail, you approach situations with a meticulous eye on safety, quality and procedures;
  • You have excellent problem solving skills and are able to use your initiative to find solutions;
  • You are a motivated individual with a willingness to learn and share knowledge.
Please note this role requires weekly rotating shifts (6.00-14.00 or 14.00-22.00) . The role is working 5 consecutive shifts with flexibility on the days worked.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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.
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