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Production Technician II - Plate Coating

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Rockford
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout Thermo Fisher Scientific:

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, youll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. 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, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular missionenabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Position Summary:

All operations are conducted with an emphasis on safety and within the guidelines and requirements of ISO and 5-S / Lean production environments.

The primary goal of this position is to safely and efficiently produce high-quality products while meeting the established production schedule for catalog and bulk/custom coated plates to achieve production goals relative to Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Completion of weekly production work orders
  • Process documentation is maintained in the form of batch record sheets, reports and lab notebooks and the technician must contribute to and foster the development of a healthy cooperative environment
  • Management of raw materials and inventory in a kanban system
  • Work within our MRP system to issue materials to work orders, perform from-stock and return-to-stock transactions
  • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including a respirator (when required)
  • Basic equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Unpacking and set-up of base plates
  • Documenting the critical aspects of each production run
  • Accurately formulating bulk reagents following the established procedures
  • Using automated, semi-automated, and manual equipment to coat a variety of microwell plate types
  • Plate pouching after completion of the coating run
  • Over-packing of coated plates into boxes according to the specified configuration
  • Maintenance and stocking of laboratory supplies
  • Cleaning equipment following each production run
  • Completing metrology work orders as assigned
  • Other duties include cleaning, assembling and disassembling equipment, involvement in process development, occasional assistance in other departments such as the formulations lab and packaging.

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

    • High School diploma or GED
    • Ability to work safely with various plate coating equipment, chemicals, and reagents
    • Ability to read and accurately follow Batch Record Sheets (BRSs) and Standard Operation Procedures
    • Basic mathematical skills, including a solid understanding of the metric system, unit conversions and basic calculations
    • Understand and perform molar and % composition (W/W and V/V) calculations
    • Accurate reporting of data and labor time to work orders and in laboratory notebooks
    • Punctual and dependable, consistently arriving to work on time and ready to work
    • Flexible work schedule when required
    • Good interpersonal skills for working effectively in a team environment
    • Ability to routinely lift 40-50 lbs
    • Ability to provide drum handling, large scale solids handling, and moving pallets
    • Ability to move 100L crocks full of water based solutions
    • Associates in this position will as part of their job activities generate or manage hazardous waste as defined by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
    • 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
    • Strong organizational skills
    • A desire to identify and implement continuous improvements


      What Thermo Fisher Offers to Employees:

      Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits effective on first day of employment

      Paid Time Off Eligible to accrue up to 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO), pro-rated based on start date

      Paid Holidays

      401(K) Retirement Plan Company Matching Contribution up to 6%

      Shift Premium for 2nd and 3rd shift employees

      If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.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.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rockford , Production Technician II - Plate Coating, Professions , Rockford, Illinois

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