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About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. 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 and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands – Life Technologies, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

Job Description

Job Title: DCM Packaging Technician

Reports To: DCM Supervisor

Group/Division: SDG/MBD

Career Track: Associate

Career Band: 1

Position Location: Lenexa, KS

Day/Shift (if applicable): Day

FLSA Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Responsible for labeling, packaging and assembly of all product lines, as well as proficiency testing products, in the Dehydrated Culture Media Department. Responsible for adherence to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations/ Quality System Regulation (QSR) guidelines, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete production assignments in a timely manner and in accordance with departmental schedules.
  • Safely operate various machines, such as the box taper, bottle sealers, computer, label printer, and label applicator.
  • Work cooperatively and efficiently with coworkers in all departments with little supervision to achieve team, department and company goals. Demonstrate job functions to coworkers as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area. This includes all assigned equipment. Participate in daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly 5S team breakouts.
  • Read, understand and complete required documentation. All paperwork shall be accurately and neatly completed in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Document accurately and check personal work for quality and compliance.
  • Investigate and remedy, when possible, production failures.
  • Continuously monitor product for defects.
  • Help to maintain quality assurance on your position at all times.
  • Sign off on DHR’s in proper places and fill in pertinent information in accordance to SOP’s.
  • Arrive to work on time and work during scheduled hours, working additional overtime as needed.
  • Follow all written procedures to ensure products are manufactured in accordance with current GMP. Report discrepancies in procedures (SOP’s, DHR’s, etc.) to the Area Supervisor.
  • Maintain good personal hygiene. Wear designated uniform maintained in good condition.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment as required. Refer to job specific job Safety Analysis.
  • Perform all work activities in a safe manner. Maintain a safe and clutter free work area. Clean up all spills immediately.
  • Maintain a disciplined environment and enforce departmental and company policies.
  • Report property damage and /or safety hazards to the Supervisor, Human Resources, Safety Specialist or Senior Management immediately.
  • Become cross-trained in all resale and in-house packaging jobs. Cross-training will be on a quarterly rotation.
  • Comply with all company personnel policies.

  • Mandatory
    • 5S
    • PPI (as participant)
    • Must demonstrate our 4-I Values

  • Training Expectations
    • Resale
    • MPR
    • APR
    • Tubes
    • In-House

In addition, other duties may be assigned as the business needs warrant.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Must be able to communicate, both written and verbally, using the English language.
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow both written and/or verbal English communications.
  • Must be able to perform mathematical calculations.
  • Must be able to lift, move and stack heavy materials that may weigh up to 40 - 90 pounds. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and possess finger and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to see and distinguish colors.
  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria

  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Must be able to communicate, comprehend and follow instructions, both written and verbally, using the English language.
  • Ability to see and distinguish colors.

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.

I understand that the above are my general duties and responsibilities and are subject to change if operational needs dictate. The above duties and responsibilities for this position are not to be construed as a job contract. MBD (Microbiology Division) is committed to providing a barrier free work environment for all employees. Employees are encouraged to submit in writing, to Human Resources Department, any modifications or special accommodations deemed necessary to perform the essential functions of their job.

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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