Thermo Fisher Scientific Lead Checker Operator in Greenville, North Carolina

Job Description


Uses appropriate leadership skills to guide individuals toward task accomplishment in the optimum operations of packaging and inspection areas, while insuring proper documentation, processes checks and verification of components.

Essential Functions:

Ensures operations are performed in a safe and responsible manner striving to create an injury-free and incident-free workplace.

Informs supervision of any violations of rules or procedures and assists supervision on implementation of the rules and procedures of the area. Keeps supervision informed of production and training progress and follows up where necessary.

Plans, with the supervisor’s assistance, that a successive production order is prepared and ready for the crew when needed. Includes lining up fill-in type work needed for emergency situations, such as equipment breakdowns, inspection/packaging material problems or shortages, etc.

Receives work schedule: Assigns and rotates personnel for job operations as required and assign the crew to specific jobs during cleanup/changeovers.

Instructs and trains pharmaceutical operators and technicians in the most efficient and safest method of operating equipment and in the proper performance of various manual, visual or mechanical tasks. Instructs and trains inexperienced employees in quality standards and specific job responsibilities.

Reports to the supervisor, observations or suggestions of self or crewmembers regarding product quality, work improvements or safety precautions.

Provides verification of all components and bulks used to inspect/package each batch of product.

Performs process checks and monitors proper documentation throughout packaging/inspection process according to Filling Work Orders (FWO’s), Packaging Work Orders (PWO’s), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

Maintains accurate inventory control for batch and materials. Reconciles quantity for all components used for each product batch. Investigates any reconciliation discrepancies.

Adapts effectively to various individual personalities and learning abilities.

Performs other duties as assigned.


High School diploma or equivalent required.


Two years experience in manual inspection/pharaceutical packaging preferred.

Equivalency :

Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Demonstrate punctuality and sense of responsibility through adherence to department attendance guidelines. Plans, prepares and executes a work routine that will insure that all necessary tasks are completed accurately and in a timely manner to insure a quality product as well as schedule adherence. Self-motivated and able to work proactively at all times. Proficent in basic computer skills. Effective written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Shows good judgement.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time. Be able to push objects weighing 50-100 pounds and be able to grip strength 50-80 pounds.


This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Managers and supervisors may assign other duties as needed.

Nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.

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.