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Production Technician II, Organic Synthesis

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Rockford
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout Thermo Fisher Scientific:
When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you ll 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 mission enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
Position Summary: The Production Technician II will support more senior OS personnel in their efforts to provide efficient multi-step organic synthesis, purification and formulation at the small, medium and large scales to achieve production goals relative to Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.All operations are conducted with an emphasis on safety and within the guidelines and requirements of ISO and 5-S / Lean production environments.The technician will often work under the guidance of more senior personnel.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-Weigh 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 assignedMinimum 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 neededThis position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.

    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 employeesIf you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, 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. Associated topics: agriculture, air, air monitoring, biodiversity, climate, environmental science, epa, farm, food, water Associated topics: agriculture, air, air monitoring, biodiversity, climate, environmental science, epa, farm, food, water

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rockford , Production Technician II, Organic Synthesis, Professions , Rockford, Illinois

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