Thermo Fisher Scientific Manufacturing Engineer in Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Our Global Chemicals business has exceptional growth potential. Global Chemicals was built from several acquisitions and provides a full range of analytical reagents and discovery chemicals to Thermo Fisher’s core research markets worldwide. Global Chemicals has been identified as a strategic growth area for the company with expansion opportunities in the US, Europe and developing markets, particularly Asia. Global Chemicals has 14 operational facilities in the US, Europe, and Asia, and sells a significant portion of its products through Thermo Fisher customers channels group in major Western markets.

The Manufacturing Engineer is a critical role in Global Chemicals. This position provides leadership and technical support to the value stream. With a focus on continuous improvement, this is a great opportunity to make an impact in a high profile segment of our growing business.

Position Summary: The Manufacturing Engineer supports the Value Stream leader and Supervisor in achieving daily production targets prioritized by Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. He/she will be responsible for ensuring all production equipment is operating efficiently and generating optimal product yield. Following the priorities set by the Manager and Supervisor ensures that work stations are set-up and staffed for efficient production, including resolving issues with quality & customer complaints. May back-up Manager and Supervisor in daily Tier meetings or in priority setting.


  • Provide front line leadership, coaching and mentoring to production staff to deliver manufacturing objectives. Prioritize workload and optimize usage of assets to maximize product delivery. Primary back up when manager or shift supervisor is not present.

  • Technical support for the chemical distillation and solvent blending processes.

  • Ensures production of high quality products in a safe manner. Recommend and implement measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and deliver quality product to our customers.

  • Analyze and resolve technical and operational problems. Work with value stream to support troubleshooting of chemical production issues.

  • Suggest and implement changes in manufacturing environment, facilities, and equipment to increase efficiency of operations.

  • Review and evaluate all documentation used in production for proper methods and process controls

  • Support and participate in the company efforts in Practical Process Improvement (PPI), LEAN, standard work and 5S


  • BS in Chemical Engineering with 2-3 years’ experience in chemical production environment.

  • Knowledge of chemical distillation process and chemical processing

  • Experienced with Process Safety Management (PSM) system and making upgrades to distillation process and tanks. Ability to independently drive process & procedure improvements using management of change systems

  • Experienced with Root cause failure analysis (RCFA) and Process hazard analysis (PHA)

  • Ability to solve practical problems and make recommendations based on identified datasets

  • PC literate with a working knowledge of Databases, Access, Work, Outlook, and Excel.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with different levels of the organization.

  • Analytical ability to detect and solve problems.

  • Must be capable of multitasking in a rapid paced environment.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong team-oriented interpersonal skills are essential

  • GMP and GDP experience a plus

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.