Thermo Fisher Scientific Operator II, Manufacturing in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Description

When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will do important work, and you will be valued and recognized for your performance. With talented managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, you will find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Job Description

Position is accountable for setup and breakdown of equipment as well as for filling and packaging chemical solution products and accessories using documentation and bills of materials. Position receives day to day direction from a Group Leader and reports to the Value Stream Manager.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

  • Make safety the number one priority on the production floor, every day.

  • Voice any and all safety concerns as they arise and drive to root cause to eliminate them in the future.

  • Follow documented procedures for all steps in the filling, labeling and packaging processes.

  • Aid the Team Leader in daily scheduling of packaging operations, including daily standup meetings prior to shift start as well as coordinating changes in the schedule based on capacity or solution availability.

  • Manually fill and cap bottles of laboratory solutions in accordance specified volumes via gravity fill or semi-automated pumps.

  • Set up and breakdown the manual filling process including but not limited to setting up pumps, cleaning lines and cleaning tanks after fill. Inspect bottles and any packaging for defects.

  • Set up and break down labeling machines and label manually-filled bottles. Run bottling line during large volume filling processes. This includes monitoring of various bottling line equipment such as: bottle hopper and unscrambler, fill station and pumps, capper, band seal dispenser, heat tunnel, re-torque machine, labeler, printer, rotary and conveyors.

  • Set up and break down the bottling line equipment before and after each run, including daily cleanings and regular maintenance.

  • Perform changeovers on all bottling line equipment to switch from one bottle size to another bottle size.

  • Basic troubleshooting areas of the bottling line and specific pieces of equipment if they display inconsistent quality in the bottles; including but not limited to inconsistent fill volume, poor torque, incorrect alignment of band seal applicator, etc.

  • Setup, monitor and changeover pouch sealing machine. Improve overall equipment efficiency by implementing permanent corrective actions following process failures or basic adjustments.

  • Be accountable to own and improve daily metrics such as OEE and yield rates.

  • Package various materials for shipment; including but not limited to solutions, tubing kits and other accessories.

  • Print labels or bill of materials out of SAP in preparation of packaging jobs.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area and equipment in line with 5S methodology.

  • Wear appropriate PPE; including but not limited to safety shoes and safety glasses.

  • Respirator protection will be required at times pending successful health evaluation and fit testing (less than 10% of job).

  • Compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and all appropriate regulations (ISO) Assist in warehouse packaging when needed (less than 10% of job).

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Environmental Responsibility

Chemical laboratory area with exposure to chemical, mechanical and electric hazards

Skill/Abilities Required

  • Must be a team player with a “can-do” attitude.

  • Must be a “go-getter” than can schedule on own behalf and maintain schedule adherence without constant guidance.

  • Must embrace and actively participate in process improvement initiatives related to the manufacturing team overall and your specific job.

  • Must be able to multi task. It will be required that the individual oversee multiple processes on the bottling line or around the manufacturing area simultaneously and in a safe manner.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

  • Preferred flexible hours between 6 am and 4 pm. Typically an 8 hour shift with potential for occasional overtime

Qualification for Position

Education: High School Diploma or GED required

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