Thermo Fisher Scientific Packaging Technician 2 - 3rd shift in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Job Description

3rd shift: 11:00pm to 7:00am Sunday - Thursday.

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.

Fisher Clinical Services, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a leading provider of global clinical supply chain. With unwavering commitment to service, science and process engineering, Fisher Clinical Services is powered by people with an exceptional commitment to quality, deeply instilled ethics of personal responsibility and unrivaled expertise. We are exclusively focused on serving the packaging and distribution requirements of clinical trials across the world. Whether planning, packaging, labeling, storing, or distributing the important supplies needed to perform clinical research, for more than 27 years Fisher Clinical Services has been committed to delivering the highest possible value while ensuring adherence to the highest level of quality, performance, reliability and sustainability standards.


  • Applies Good Manufacturing Principles in all areas of responsibility.

  • Demonstrates and promotes Thermo Fisher’s values of Integrity Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.

  • Comply with all safety regulations and conduct all activities in a safe, efficient manner.

  • Cleans packaging rooms and machinery in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Principles (cGMPs).

  • Performs manual or automated assembly, filling, packaging and labeling of pharmaceutical products. Ensures adherence to specifications and the highest quality standards.

  • Accepts or rejects in-process clinical supplies and drug products according to acceptability standards determined by Good Manufacturing Principles, customer requirements, and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Works with other departments to perform in-process inspections and other necessary tasks.

  • Performs computer-related tasks for signing in to a job, in-process actions and data entry.

  • Performs counts of incoming and completed components and drug product to ensure accuracy and accountability.

  • Performs tasks that may be verified by an independent individual, or may perform inspection/verifications of work performed by others.

  • Uses stationary and/or hand-held machinery in multiple operations.

  • Must be able to work in both primary and secondary rooms.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Certification, including but not limited to filtering face masks, PAPR, N- 95 masks, half face masks and safety glasses is required for this position.

  • Active member of PPI Initiatives.

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

  • Some weekday, weekend and holiday overtime may be required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, or GED, combined with the ability to read, write and complete basic mathematics calculations.

  • Prior experience in packaging, manufacturing, clean room environment or equivalent is a plus.

  • Must be able to meet physical requirements stated in the Essential Job Functions with little or no exceptions or assistance.

  • This position requires hand-eye coordination, manual and finger dexterity, attention to detail, and the ability to perform repetitive tasks with both hands, and learn new tasks with assistance from Team Leads and fellow employees. In addition, accurate counting, interpretations of 2D drawings/diagrams, and understanding of batch paperwork is necessary to ensure proper assembly of clinical supplies.

  • Must be able to work independently or as a part of a team in the completion of assigned tasks, occasionally without constant supervision.

  • Certain physical conditions (i.e.: allergies) may preclude an individual from performing these required job duties. Exceptions to these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are by no means guaranteed.

  • Development of certain conditions while employed in this position which preclude an individual from performing the terms of their Job Description and Essential Job Functions may result in reduced work hours or release from position.

  • Must be able to speak, read and write (legibly) in the English language without assistance.

  • Must have basic computer skills, to include, but not be limited to: data entry, log in/out, screen and program navigation, website navigation.

  • Must have working mathematical skills for adding, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and percentages.

  • Personal Protective Equipment Certification (PPE) including but not limited to filtering face masks, PAPR, N- 95 masks, half face masks and safety glasses is required to perform this position

  • Must be able to work in both heat/cold environments (up to 79%)

  • Prior experience in packaging, manufacturing, clean room environment or equivalent.

  • Must be able to problem solve/troubleshoot.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Positive Attitude

  • Problem-Solving Skills

  • Acts as a Team Player

  • Processes the Ability to Accept and Learn From Criticism

  • Works Well Under Pressure

  • Able to adapt to new situations and challenges

  • Must have self-confidence.

  • Must be able to recognize your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behavior towards others.

  • Must know your strengths and weaknesses.

  • Must be able to control impulsive feelings and behaviors.

  • Must manage your emotions in healthy ways.

  • Must be able to take initiative, follow through on commitments, and adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Must be able to understand the emotions, needs, and concerns of other people, pick up on emotional cues, feel comfortable socially, and recognize the power dynamics in a group or organization.

  • Must know how to develop and maintain good relationships.

  • Must be able to communicate clearly, work well in a team, and work through conflict.

  • Must be a role model leader and follow Thermo Fisher Scientifics’ four I’s values at all time

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.

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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.