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Job Description

As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets, generating more than $18B in annual revenue. No other company can match our range of customer touch points – technologically, geographically or commercially. We help our customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.

Position Summary:

Performs preventive, routine and emergency maintenance of all Thermo Fisher facility Lyophilizers:

  • Reference preventive maintenance, calibrations and work order job plans to work processes accurately
  • Follow quality/calibration/PM specifications accurately
  • Measure and visually inspect materials, components, tools or parts, accurately in accordance with job specifications
  • Apply math to measuring and inspection of work
  • Use gauges and measuring devices accurately and precisely
  • Verify workmanship and compliance with job specifications
  • Identify and report non-compliant components, equipment and tools
  • Select and use hand and mechanical tools of the trade
  • Appropriately use applicable systems (Blue Mountain RAMS) to report results and document work
  • Inspect equipment
  • Demonstrate mechanical problem solving abilities - mechanical aptitude
  • Identify when a machine is not working properly
  • Apply preventative maintenance practices effectively
  • Follow general lubrication guidelines
  • Maintain machine components following manufacturer guidelines
  • Follow basic troubleshooting guides
  • Assist and communicate with maintenance/operations personnel on equipment malfunctions
  • Suggests improvements to business and manufacturing processes
    • Uses tools for continuous improvement effectively
  • Minimizes and removes process wastes in manufacturing and maintenance processes
  • Participates in continuous improvement for professional growth
  • Follows standard work instructions properly
  • Maintains records regarding machine issues/refrigerant releases
  • Applies root cause analysis to continuous improvement of manufacturing work processes
  • Applies autonomous maintenance principles
    • Identifies equipment abnormalities
    • Line Sizing and Proper Piping Practices
    • Line Insulation
    • Copper and plastic piping practices
    • Soldering and brazing
    • Ferrous metal piping practices
    • Understand types and usages of Refrigerants
      • Evacuation, Leak Testing, Recovery and Charging of refrigeration circuits
    • The Basic Laws of Thermodynamics (principles behind refrigeration process)
      • Heat and How it is Measured
      • 3 Factors of Heat Transfer
      • The Refrigeration Cycle & How it Works
      • The Difference in Cycle Phases
      • Pressure/Temperature Chart Use
      • Superheat and Why it is Important
    • 4 Primary Refrigeration Components
    • Evaporators
    • Condensers
    • Compressors
    • Metering Devices
  • Controls and Accessories
    • Compressor Motor Controls
  • Walk-in Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Above average mathematical/analytical skills.
  • Requires excellent organizational skills and ability to collect/sort and analyze data for record keeping.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well with others in various departments in a cooperative manner.
  • Some understanding of vacuum systems – pumps/generators, repairs, operation, components
  • Rudimentary understanding of electrical schematics for power distribution including three phase motor control circuits and be capable of identifying components in control and low voltage systems.
  • Hydraulics- minor repairs, interpreting/understanding schematics, valves, pumps , hydraulic system components, pressure relief valves, understanding processes
  • Pneumatics- Applications, minor repairs, interpreting/understanding schematics, valves, pneumatic system components, understanding processes
  • Pressure/vacuum gauges – Types and methods and procedure for calibrations

  • May be required to work evenings and/or weekend hours in order to keep facilities and equipment operational.
  • Will be on call for manufacturing and facilities and must be able to work 2nd and 3rd shift and weekend emergencies associated with keeping Lyopholizers operational.
  • May be exposed to cold, heat, noise, dust, fumes, paint, chemicals, oil, or grease depending upon the area in which work needs to be performed.
  • Will be required to gown-up to work in manufacturing and will wear hair covering on head and arms, and safety glasses with side shields.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Must wear company provided uniform and safety glasses and safety shoes.

Critical Hiring Criteria:

  • Applicant must have medium level knowledge w/Blue Mountain Regulatory System
  • Knowledge of maintenance preventive inspection and calibration essentials.
    • Universal EPA 608 Certification Refrigerant recovery certification per CFR Part 82, Subpart F must be obtained within 6 months of hire date.
    • Applicant must be willing to take offsite and after working hours training courses relating to refrigeration and area of expertise- Lypholizers-
    • Applicant must be self-motivated and able to realize and act on priorities without direct supervision.
    • On occasion applicant may need to travel for multiple days for training and visiting OEM facilities of Lyopholizers.

This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 55,000 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.

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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