Thermo Fisher Scientific Product Handler 2nd Shift - FAB in Asheville, North Carolina

Job Description

You will be a part of an extraordinary team that manufactures high end laboratory equipment for the scientific community. This includes manufacturing specialty equipment such as ultra-low temperature freezers, high performance refrigeration units, furnaces and centrifuges. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Position Summary: Will spend 50% of time as a product handler, putting items into supermarket. Delivering parts to the line. Enters inventory transactions into BaaN ERP system, understands the impact of the various transactions on inventory accuracy. Maintains the fabrication finished parts market, pulls parts to be delivered and stocks the shelves with new inventory. Runs reports and creates charts for the fabrication cells. Helps department meet production needs by running various types of fabrication machines (spot welder, timesaver, press brake, turret, stud press, etc) or other duties as required by Supervisor

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates record keeping by maintain related documents, logs, and files for the department.

  • Performs pay point transactions in BaaN.

  • Accurately processes parts orders, maintains transactions and troubleshoots problem transactions to insure inventory accuracy.

  • Opens fabrication production orders.

  • Creates press shop order packets.

  • Closes press shop orders, in Press Tracking and in Baan.

  • Reorders raw materials and finished parts using the Kanban inventory system. Maintains Supermarket racks and inventory accuracy using the correct part numbers and bin locations.

  • Maintains steel bay inventory and orders steel for press shop consumption.

  • Makes accurate inventory transfers between departments.

  • Pulls parts from market shelves, loads tugger carts and processes Kanban cards.

  • Moves parts, components, finished goods manually or with work aids including hand jacks, hoists or fork trucks (once certified.)

  • Performs other duties, provides support and coverage on all operations in fabrication.

  • References work instructions and reviews print specifications to determine proper materials and set-up to accomplish production requirements.

  • Reads and interprets specifications and drawings.

  • Visually inspects assembly for quality standards.

  • Verifies dimensions and makes adjustments as needed to ensure proper fit and specified tolerances are maintained.

  • Advises supervisor of quality problems and the status of jobs. Works with production personnel, other operators, Supervisor and/or the engineering staff to troubleshoot problems.

  • Properly tracks and disposes of scrap and completes non-conforming tickets. Directly responsible for all scrap/rework that is created by his/her cell.

  • Uses a wide range of small hand tools such as hammer, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, sockets, Allen wrenches, etc.

  • Performs all job duties within ISO standards

  • Performs all duties using required safety procedures and equipment according to company policies and practices.

  • Fully engaged, initiates activities that support department and team goals, suggests improvements in work methods and is actively involved with all of the team activities within the department.

  • Participates on teams using Microsoft software for data analysis or presentations. Utilizes computer systems to check e-mail, complete on line training and complete PMDs.

  • Supports Continuous Improvement PPI, and Lean manufacturing initiatives.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Education – Minimum of a high school diploma or GED

  • Experience - 6 - 12 months data entry, inventory control and/or metal fabrication is preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, experience with Baan is a plus. The ability to troubleshoot inventory transactions and make corrections with previous experience in metal fabrication and lean manufacturing environments preferred.

  • Frequent and continuous light to moderate lifting, repetitive handling and maneuvering of awkward metal pieces is required. Walking, reaching, bending, and good eye, hand, foot coordination is all necessary. Occasional lifting of heavy dies is required.

  • Exposed to possible severe hazards, multiple pinch points and general safety issues associates with sheet metal fabrication. Works in hot, cold, dusty, elevated and noisy area.

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.