Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific

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Job Description


  • Applies current Good Manufacturing (cGMP) and in all areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrates and actively promotes the company vision of the 4 I’s: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and involvement
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Establishes a solid focus on long-term continuous improvement activities through interaction with the entire Engineering and Operations Staff. Recommend methods for improving worker efficiency, reducing waste, and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing workflow, relocating workstations, equipment, and justify and oversee purchase of new equipment / technology
  • Collaborates with Operations to modify and streamline workflow barriers arrangements through collaboration and in order to increase throughput and the overall quality of the product
  • Write Standard Work Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures to depict established processes in the immediate areas
  • Recognizes and resolves process flow barriers through daily observations and interaction with operation personnel
  • Recommends and leads cost saving initiatives as it relates to business objectives, current projects, future investments in technology and Production / Manufacturing processes
  • Drives engineering project initiatives to increase machine speeds, reduce labor hours, and reduce reject rates
  • Completes deviation investigations, change controls and corrective/preventative actions in the specific time frame
  • Evaluates and standardizes machine setups to maximize both run speed and quality
  • Utilize SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies) initiative to streamline processes and techniques
  • Incorporates Six Sigma, 5-S and Kaizen techniques to enhance processes
  • Provides and maintains other supporting documentation for designs and projects
  • Proficient in leading and managing multiple project engineering driven assignments from start to finish with sound project management methodologies
  • Provides individual project schedules and specifications to Engineering Management
  • Provides technical specifications for Engineering project designs, and machine upgrades
  • Creates detailed working drawings using AutoCAD and/or other software as necessary. Provides and maintains supporting documentation for designs and projects
  • Coaches Process Technicians and Technical Operators in diagnosing the mechanical as well as electrical/electronic issues in the process equipment
  • Coordinates the troubleshooting work with the subcontractors, FCS Teams such as Operations, Scheduling, QA etc and provides updates as necessary
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A four-year, Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college and/or university in Packaging, Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering with 1-3 years of equivalent experience OR 7-10 years of relevant experience in cGMP, Bio Tech, pharmaceutical or food
  • Well versed in process improvement, industrial design applications that pertain to a job shop environment. Must have prior mechanical and process equipment experience. Must be results oriented and comfortable training and coaching others
  • Must have a baseline level of mechanical aptitude
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Must be able to multitask and respond to shifting priorities
  • Must be able to complete project specific tasks such as research for cutting edge options from the industry, capital appropriations, implement through change control/management process, prepare project status reports independently or under minimum guidance
  • Must also possess knowledge of Microsoft applications and supporting programs including (Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in food, biotech or pharmaceutical packaging/manufacturing experience
  • Experience and/or certifications in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and/or PPI (Practical Process Improvements)
  • Experience and/or Certifications in AutoCAD or other CAD Software
  • Experience and/or certifications in Industrial Process Automations such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, Omron etc. and/or Hands-on experience in troubleshooting
  • Experience and/or certifications in specialized software tools such as Trackwise, Microsoft Project, Visio

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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