Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Operator (Ortho UWR) in Middletown, Virginia
As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets, generating more than $18B in annual revenue. No other company can match our range of customer touch points – technologically, geographically or commercially. We help our customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.
Responsible for the day to day management of operations with the work area to include work load and work assignments of employees in the area
Provide clear and timely communication to Team Leader or Supervisor on issues, concerns and metric attainment
Works alone or with other technicians performs filling, labeling and/or packaging of products.
Ability to successfully perform a equipment/line changeover
Comply with GMP, ISO 13485 guidelines and company SOPs
Must be able to complete and understand production paper work with minimal to no errors, up to and including product reconciliation, label reconciliation, labor sheets, product fill checks, torque checks, etc.
Ability to successfully perform a line opening and line closing
Completely signed off on assigned area of responsibility
Cleans and sanitizes work areas, machines, glassware or equipment as needed or directed, if required in work area.
Operates and/or monitors equipment and makes necessary adjustments to ensure smooth operations and high quality results, if required in work area.
Oversees and monitors progress of temporary employees
Must be able to interface and communicate effectively with work groups to ensure completion of tasks and projects.
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
Train assigned employees on assigned operations in the area
Manage and maintain daily management boards
Promotes a safe work environment
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent
One year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in manufacturing
Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Ability to perform the duties of this job by regularly being required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear; and smell.
Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Ability to sit for extended period of time depending on the nature of the work.
Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employee to employ traditional lifting techniques for materials up to 75 lbs. Items over 75 lbs will require the employee to use non traditional techniques including, push-pull method, automated lifts and other equipment or additional techniques. Employee will be trained in these techniques upon employment. Employees already in position will require one time training.
Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Ability to be frequently exposed to wet conditions and work in extreme cold.
Frequently exposed to strong and sometimes disagreeable odors and occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
Ability to occasionally work near moving mechanical parts.
Ability to work in a moderate noise level.
Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and react appropriately to changing priorities and impending deadlines.
Knowledge of GMP, FDA, ISO Regulations for diagnostics manufacturing.
Knowledge of handling hazardous materials, OSHA safety compliance required.
This position has not been approved for relocation benefits.
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