Thermo Fisher Scientific Manufacturing Operator in Pleasanton, California

Job Description

All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

If you share in our values and if you're looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Essential Functions:

  • Manufacture Oligonucleotides for use in the biotech industry by following established protocols and SOPs/WINs. Operate semi-automated and automated basic lab equipment used in the Core Oligo lab. Regularly evaluate test results, either fail the product or allow it to continue through the production cycle.

  • Understand scientific principles in order to problem solve, troubleshoot test results, evaluate alternative choices and help exercise judgment in selecting the best solution. Help provide decision options and corresponding logic/data behind the decisions. Proactively identifies production problems.

  • Provides feedback and contributes ideas and suggestions to improve lab techniques, protocols, processes, special handling of the product and equipment.

  • Balance multiple tasks. Demonstrate knowledge in the use of basic lab techniques and basic computer knowledge. Demonstrate the ability to meet standards as defined by the manufacturing process.

  • Thoroughly and accurately complete documentation (completes BR, get necessary verifications, document problems, bring deviations to the attention of the Leads/Supervisors).

  • Continuously strive to improve output goals. Demonstrate good time management resulting in efficiency. Support cost improvement initiatives by reducing failures, improving capacity and using supplies wisely. Reduce work in process, queues and cycle times.

  • Inform management about problems/questions; be prepared to discuss problems/questions clearly. Work in a safe manner. Work with team members to overcome obstacles. Collaborate, support and consult with other team members as necessary. Give and receive constructive feedback.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment.

  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

  • Works in a team based laboratory environment. Is required to lift up to 20 lbs. May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties. Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials. Must be able to work outside of regular work hours.

  • The above position will require you to work a flexible shift pattern.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College graduate with a science background or equivalent 2 years lab experience in a fast-paced Biotech manufacturing environment

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and willingness to cross-train in multiple areas within the manufacturing work cells.

  • 2 year of Manufacturing or Lab experience required (may be obtained through work or school).

  • Strong computer skills including familiarity with relevant software (Excel and Word) are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in operating automated equipment, robotics, data entry.

  • Must be customer focused, able to work under pressure with team or on his/her own.

  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions.

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude.

  • Is strategic, astute and forward-thinking.

  • Greets challenge and change as opportunity.

  • Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others.

  • Embraces and leverages diversity of culture and thought.

  • Must be a quick learner with a positive attitude.

  • Team player.

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