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Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning, assembling and disassembling equipment and work spaces
  • Getting materials so others can complete weekly production work orders, although with experience, they will complete less complex work orders on their own
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including a respirator (when required)
  • Associates in this position will generate or manage hazardous waste as defined by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. They will provide the collection and Bulking of hazardous waste for the Rockford site
  • Process documentation is maintained in the form of batch record sheets, reports and lab notebooks
  • The technician must contribute to and foster the development of a healthy cooperative environment
  • With experience may formulate materials, operate the MAPD equipment, drying ovens and plate sealer to process No-Weighâ„¢ type products
  • With experience may perform water and solvent washing of chromatography resins/gels
  • Participate on cross-functional project teams
  • Support large scale production by setting up, running and cleaning 10, 30, 50, 100 and 300 gallon reactors
  • Support medium scale production by setting up, running and cleaning glassware on the 1 Liter to 72 Liter reaction flask scale
  • Moderately heavy equipment such as drum carts, gas cylinders, balances and filled carboys
  • Occasionally assist other departments such as the formulations lab and packaging
  • Other projects / duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work with moisture sensitive materials
  • Ability to safely handle flammable solvents
  • Proficient in PC applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to routinely lift 50-60 lbs
  • Individuals in this position are required to receive initial hazardous waste training within the first 30 working days of assignment
  • The initial waste training shall include but not be limited to the following general categories: identifying hazardous and solid waste, hazardous waste management, recycling, treatment and disposal, emergency preparedness and record keeping and pollution prevention and waste reduction
  • Following initial training the Associate in this position will receive annual refresher training in the same topic field as listed above
  • Experience with general laboratory techniques such as distillation, filtration, closed transfer, reaction chemistry, crystallization
  • Associates degree in Chemistry, or equivalent industrial experience preferred
  • B.S. in Chemistry/scientific discipline, preferably from an ACS (American Chemical Society) accredited program; advanced organic chemistry laboratory experience, preferred
  • 1-5 years experience working with organic chemistry in industry, preferred
  • Analysis techniques such as TLC, pH, GC, GCMS, NMR, IR, preferred
  • A thorough understanding of chemistry at the undergraduate level, preferred
  • Experience with rotary evaporators, vacuum pumps/ovens and small/large scale glassware, preferred
  • Capable of learning other applications, such as Visio, Minitab, MRP, etc., as needed


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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