Thermo Fisher Scientific Grinding Associate in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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.

How will you make an impact?

The Grinding Associate grinds the flat, end and corner dimensions of rough microscope slides to customer dimensions.

What will you do?

  • Load a metal chuck with microscope slides.

  • Place the chuck onto grinding machine and grind corners of sides and then remove chuck from the machine.

  • Operate hand grinders and other grinding techniques to relieve edges.

  • Remove glass from chuck and place in plastic trays.

  • Use a crown lift for lifting metal chucks.

  • Required to meet daily production targets determined by the Production Supervisor.

  • Support and participate in PPI projects as requested

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Noise conditions due to grinding machines, and heat on the production floor

  • Standing for extended periods of time for 10 hour shift or more

  • Lifting up to 45 pounds

  • Bending twisting motions are not uncommon.

  • Repetitious work

  • Excellent hand/finger dexterity required

How will you get there?

  • Be able to follow blueprints and drawings.

  • Read, write and understand English.

  • Have basic math and computer entry skills.

  • Vision correctable to 20/20.

  • Able to stand, bend, stoop, kneel and carry.

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Equivalent work experience

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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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.