Thermo Fisher Scientific Laboratory Technician (Alternate Shift) in Middletown, Virginia

Job Description

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.

The shift for this position is Tuesday-Saturday, or Sunday-Thursday with normal working hours from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the possibility of overtime.

How will you make an impact?

The QC Laboratory Technician performs laboratory analysis on products for the purpose of releasing product, assessing stability, facilitating complaint investigation, effecting raw material release, facilitating value assignments, and supporting Advanced Manufacturing and other technical service groups.

What will you do?

  • Prepare samples for testing and tests and releases product in accordance with written test procedures.

  • Schedule testing to meet department and plant commitments.

  • Troubleshoot test procedures and/or equipment when problems arise.

  • Evaluate analytical results and determine conformance to specification; must be able to detect deviations and out of specifications events.

  • Maintain instrumentation/equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s labeling and in-house audit and calibration procedures.

  • Maintain working laboratory inventory, records and logs in accordance with procedures and GMP.

  • Assist in training laboratory personnel on lab procedures and operations of instrumentation and equipment.

  • Other laboratory functions as deemed necessary to support the business needs of the Company.

How will you get there?

  • Associates degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or related field and two years laboratory experience. BS or BA degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or related field with one year or less of laboratory experience. Required area of experience in Analytical Chemistry, Immunoassay, Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology or Clinical Chemistry

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal laboratory/office environment.

  • Position may require frequent communication and walking to other areas in which designated PPE will be required.

  • Position will require sitting and standing.

  • Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Experience in one or more of the following: Analytical Chemistry, Immunoassay, Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, or Clinical Chemistry.

  • Ability to organize work effectively to meet scheduling commitments.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with limited assistance.

  • Must be flexible and able to work overtime

  • Ability to interact with all departments and occasional contact with outside sources

  • Knowledge of GMP and ISO requirements

  • Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) required.

This position has not been approved for relocation assistance.

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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