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About Thermo Fisher Scientific:
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. ​

Position Objective:
We are seeking an energetic individual with strong communication, leadership, technical and operational skills to join our dynamic and fast paced team. The candidate will follow SOPs and work in compliance with safety, regulatory and quality guidelines. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of manufacturing environments and will have additional expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Quality Control (methods development/transfer)
  • Maintenance (preventative and/or reactive)
  • Lean Manufacturing Tools (capable of deployment and training)
  • Six Sigma Tools (demonstrated use to Green Belt Level)

This position will primarily provide direct labor within multiple work centers and will also provide indirect support
for projects/troubleshooting, maintenance, engineering and/or training initiatives.

Essential Functions:
This position will provide direct labor within multiple work centers and will provide indirect support for projects/troubleshooting, maintenance, engineering and/or training initiatives.
The Lead Technician - Flex Team is responsible for supporting the day to day activity on the manufacturing floor,
flexing within the department to ensure productivity goals are met. They will also lead operations projects, improving productivity, yield, and velocity, as well as providing training and leadership to other technicians.

Responsibilities include:
Perform manufacture of cell culture products in accordance to current good manufacturing practices.
Review and maintain SOP’s, forms and work instructions and update as required.
Support and initiate quality, safety, compliance improvement initiatives.
Identify opportunities and implement productivity improvements.
Coach others on procedures, team work, etc., and lead by example, exemplify positive behavior.
Facilitate communication between team and Supervisors/Management.
Calibrate/operate semi-automated and automated manufacturing equipment.
Weigh, measure and check raw materials to assure batches manufactured contain proper materials and quantities.
Maintain records to comply with regulatory requirements, GMP’s and standard operating procedures.
Perform in-process testing to assure batches meet specification.
Maintain equipment and rooms in proper operation condition and proper cleanliness requirements.
Perform activities in controlled environment up to and including classified clean room conditions.
Utilize Quality System and process documentation, converting raw material to finished goods in a cGMP environment.

Nature and Scope:
Works on assignments that are complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. Normally receives no instruction on routine work and minimal instruction on new assignments. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments.

Requires a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a GMP manufacturing environment, 2 years’ experience in a GMP
manufacturing environment with an Associate’s degree, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Complete functional experience in assigned department, with functional experience and training in two up-line or down-line departments. Demonstrated leadership capabilities are preferred. Knowledge of computer applications and current software is desirable. General understanding of machinery and mechanics.

Working Conditions:
Works mainly in a manufacturing environment;
is required to lift up to 50 lbs. and may be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
Must be able to work safely with materials and equipment.
Must be able to work overtime and flexible shifts.
Various levels of gowning are required.
May also work in an office environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associate degree in a scientific or technical discipline or the equivalent knowledge and experience required.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or Engineering preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience in a GMP manufacturing environment is preferred.
Knowledge of computer applications and current software is desirable.
General understanding of machinery and mechanics is advantageous.

What Thermo Fisher Offers to Employees:
Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits effective on first day of employment
Paid Time Off – Eligible to accrue up to 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO), pro-rated based on start date
Paid Holidays
401(K) Retirement Plan – Company Matching Contribution up to 6%
Shift Premium for 2nd and 3rd shift employees

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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