Thermo Fisher Scientific Production Operator - Day Shift in Lenexa, Kansas

Job Description

Company Information

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. 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 and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands – Life Technologies, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit at .

Job Description

Job Title: Manufacturing Production Operator

Reports To: Production Supervisor : Christine Foster

Group/Division: SDG/MBD

Career Band: Associate

Job Track: I

Position Location : Lenexa, KS

Number of Direct Reports: 0

Day/Shift (if applicable): Day, 6:00am to 4:30, Monday thru Thursday

FLSA Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Non-Exempt


Direct and coordinate efforts of the production personnel in their area of responsibility by supporting, planning, organizing and controlling production with a goal of increasing efficiency, quality and productivity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Arrive to work on time and work during scheduled hours, working additional overtime as needed.

  • Follow all written procedures. Report discrepancies in procedures (SOP’s, DHR’s, etc.) to the Area Supervisor.

  • Maintain good personal hygiene. Wear designated uniform maintained in good condition.

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment as required. Refer to job specific job Safety Analysis.

  • Perform all work activities in a safe manner. Maintain a safe and clutter free work area. Clean up all spills immediately.

  • Listen to, follow and relay written and verbal instructions in English.

  • Report property damage and /or safety hazards to the Supervisor, Human Resources, Safety Specialist or Senior Management immediately.

  • Document accurately and check personal work for quality and compliance.

  • Efficiently and safely operate assigned machinery. Perform simple maintenance and report malfunctioning equipment immediately to Supervisor or Lead.

  • Demonstrate job functions to coworkers as needed.

  • Continuously monitor product for defects.

  • Assist with inventory process as requested.

  • Work cooperatively and efficiently with coworkers in all departments with little supervision to achieve team, department and company goals.

  • Efficiently and safely operate assigned machinery. Perform simple maintenance and make necessary adjustments.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area. This includes all assigned equipment.

  • Accurately dispense required additives to media and properly perform technique of getting pH balance as needed.

  • Package products as required.

  • Complete production assignments in a timely manner and in accordance with departmental schedules.

  • Obtain correct materials for operation needs from warehouse or staging area.

  • Read, understand and complete required documentation. All paperwork shall be accurately and neatly completed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for insuring the safe and proper performance of procedures associated with the production line you are working on.

  • Organize production flow, making sure that materials are available, estimating progress of line, and scheduling breaks while corresponding to production time schedule.

  • Do document review and production checks on your work.

  • Maintain a disciplined environment and enforce departmental and company policies.

  • Investigate and remedy, when possible, production failures.

  • Set up and adjust machine to run a variety of sizes and types using tools to adjust machine.

  • Help to maintain quality assurance on your position at all times.

  • Sign off on DHR’s in proper places and fill in pertinent information in accordance to SOP’s.

  • Comply with all company personnel policies.

  • In addition, other duties may be assigned as the need arises. Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

  • Must be able to communicate, both written and verbally, using the English language.

  • Must be able to comprehend and follow both written and/or verbal English communications.

  • Must be able to perform basic math.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and push/pull up to 600 lbs wheeled kettles.

  • Stand for sustained periods of time, approximately 10 hours a day.

  • Ability to see and distinguish colors.

  • his position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance. Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria

  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

  • Must be able to communicate, both written and verbally, using the English language.

  • Must be able to comprehend and follow both written and/or verbal English communications.

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.