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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 corrective and preventive maintenance on production, utility, and facility equipment. This involves all necessary documentation and data collection associated w/performing calibrations/ preventive maintenance work and executing validations of production equipment.
  • Capable of interpreting and performing mechanical and electrical plans, reading technical drawings, drafts and sketches.
  • Works independently in performing various tasks.
  • Assists other multi-craft maintenance personnel to resolve technical issues.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs the following production and facility equipment including but not limited to:
  • PLC-based control systems
  • Digital and analog circuits.
  • AC (up to 480V) and DC motor circuits.
  • Electro-mechanical and electro-pneumatic systems.
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical switchgear and manufacturing/facility equipment and components utilizing electrical diagrams and PLC software
  • Conveying and Palletizing Systems
  • Labeling, Capping and Filling Systems
  • Power transmission equipment
  • Assembles electrical panels with provided drawings and component lists.
  • Documents all equipment repairs and modifications for data retention and regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to restore and program SCADA and HMI panels utilizing vendor supplied information provided
  • Makes recommendations for equipment and process improvements.
  • Complies with all industry standard and company specific safety regulations.
  • Follows all procedures to assure compliance with all regulatory requirements (i.e., GMP).
  • Ability to navigate and be proficient with required job functions associated w/data base CMMS (Blue Mountain Regulatory Asset Management).
  • Recognizing and being accountable for the calibration/Preventive maintenance requirements of the Thermo Fisher Middletown facility
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Vocational/Technical 2-year electro/mechanical certificate or electrical or mechanical union apprenticeship with 5-8 years’ experience in an automated manufacturing environment. Extensive relevant experience may be considered in lieu of certificate.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience in PLC/HMI programming, vision, robotics, and Ethernet communications.
  • Proven diagnostics and troubleshooting skills are a must.
  • Experience w/data loggers, temperature/humidity monitoring systems is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • May be required to work evenings and/or weekends in order to keep facilities and equipment operational.
  • Will be on call for manufacturing and facilities and must be able to work 1st and 3rd shift emergencies.
  • 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.
  • May 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 75 lbs.
  • Must wear company provided uniform and safety glasses and safety shoes.

Critical Hiring Criteria:

  • Proven ability to repair and maintain machinery
  • Must be able to read and understand electrical and mechanical blueprints, assembly drawings, bills of material, equipment and device manuals, and ladder logic.
  • Must have an understanding of 24VDC and 120VAC digital control circuits, 0-10V and 4-20mA analog circuits, 90VDC and 120/208/480VAC motor circuits.
  • Must be able to recommend, select and install various sensors including photoelectric, proximity, pressure, flow, level, temperature, load cells, etc., with minimum direction.
  • Above average mathematical/analytical skills to perform calculations.
  • Must be able to install electrical enclosures, motors, other devices and associated conduit.
  • Ability to recognize necessary equipment spare part components and procure if necessary.
  • Requires excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires excellent organizational skills and ability to collect/sort and analyze data for record keeping.
  • Ability to recognize necessary equipment spare part components and procure if necessary.
  • Familiarity with data loggers/video jet printers/labelers and vision systems a plus
  • Requires excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well with others in various departments in a cooperative manner.

This position has not been approved 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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