Thermo Fisher Scientific Manufacturing Quality Control Specialist (2nd 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.

What will you do?

The Manufacturing Quality Control Specialist is responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system by:

  • Performing in process quality inspections during manufacturing to determine if the product meets approved requirements.

  • Identifying and addressing in process quality defects in a timely manner to reduce the opportunity for repeated failures. This position will have the authority to stop the line in the event of an elevated defect rate under the guidance from a Quality Supervisor/Manager.

  • Recording in process quality inspections to determine acceptance of materials from manufacturing.

  • Tracking the number of defects identified during the inspection.

  • Partnering with Quality Assurance to identify opportunities for continual improvement based upon data collected.

  • Partnering with manufacturing personnel for line opening and line closing activities.

  • Documenting nonconformances in the quality system and participate as needed in the DR/CAPA system.

  • Assisting management and site with revision of departmental processes to ensure continual improvement.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

How will you get there?

  • 3:30 pm-2:00 am Monday –Thursday with possibility of overtime and weekends required to support the manufacturing schedule

  • High School graduate or equivalent with a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in Quality Assurance or Quality Control preferred

  • Previous manufacturing experience

  • Experience and knowledge of ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820 preferred

  • Familiar with inspection principles and concepts

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and written with personnel at all levels in a professional manner

  • Function in a team environment and receive direction and guidance from supervisor with minimal supervision

  • Detail oriented and the ability to lead multiple activities assigned

  • Basic knowledge of computer applications required

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal laboratory/manufacturing 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 10 pounds.

This position is not approved for relocation benefits.

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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