Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist, Manufacturing (Chemistry) in Eugene, Oregon

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Scientist I, Production performs organic chemistry synthesis in a manufacturing environment. This individual will follow written production documents and be technically capable of performing processes and procedures to maintain inventory of those products. The Scientist I, Production possess scientific understanding of team products and their applications, sufficient to complete the work, and suggest potential improvements to manufacturing processes.

Essential Functions:

  • Produce and conduct analysis of reagents, components, and finished products in accordance with the manufacturing plan.

  • Maintain accurate inventory of raw materials, WIP, and finished product; use advanced ERP functions.

  • Analyze and interpret scientific data. Utilize specialized technical knowledge or skills necessary.

  • Maintain communication with representatives from other departments and teams as required, including coordinating with other teams internal and external to operations to share resources; work across various functions as required.

  • Actively participate in team activities (conflict resolution, team building, scheduling).

  • Recognize manufacturing problems, identify variables, perform appropriate experiments, and recommend necessary corrections to manufacturing processes.

  • Keep a clear, complete and accurate account of all manufacturing and product development work through the appropriate use of Batch Data Records, notebooks, customer reports, work order documents, and other appropriate documentation.

  • Critically evaluate, revise, or create process documents; ensure that efficient, reproducible, quality manufacturing processes and documents are developed for new and existing products.

  • Ensure adherence to quality standards in process documents. Continually strive to improve product quality through establishment of more effective or efficient manufacturing processes and quality testing. Effectively communicate the importance of total quality to the members of the team.

  • Work to achieve department goals and business objectives with respect to quality, on-time completion of work, and safety.

  • Seek additional training or education for career development (i.e.: attend journal clubs, meetings, and seminars).

  • As part of an investigative team, initiate and implement appropriate experiments to address failure of product or processes to yield expected results.

  • Work with team members and planning/purchasing teams to develop and execute a manufacturing schedule consistent with master schedule requirements for team products; coordinate team resources to ensure the most efficient use of time and materials.

  • Identify and interpret the scientific basis of each manufacturing process in use by the team.

  • Participate in intra-team or inter-departmental problem solving teams as required.

  • Participate in New Product Development /product and process development activities.

  • Work with EH&S to assure guidelines are followed.

Key Skills Include:

  • Solid technical writing skills.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently as required.

  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple and changing projects and priorities.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, accurate manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and solve problems.

  • Proven ability to lead and provide work direction required.

  • Work in a team based environment to manufacture research and commercial products that are scientific in nature for use in the life sciences industry.

  • Implement production and large scale manufacturing procedures to optimize processes and meet quality requirements. Actively participate and contribute to New Product Development and Introduction, process improvement and team management.

Minimum Qualifications (must have):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or equivalent disciplines

  • Experience performing organic synthesis.

Preferred Qualifications (nice to have):

  • Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry.

  • 2-3 years of manufacturing experience.

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