Thermo Fisher Scientific Distribution Associate in Portage, Michigan

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.

How will you make an impact?

As a Distribution Associate you will pick, pack (check, scan) and ship/post orders in accordance with specific individual customer requirements within strict Quality System Regulations (QSR) and business guidelines. You will also perform receiving functions in accordance with SOP’s and demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Navision computer system. In addition, you will perform a variety of miscellaneous tasks in support of unit objectives. The position will include functions required by QSR for inspection of incoming products. The inspection of products will be in accordance with internal SOP’s with findings documented according to QSR regulations.

What will you do?

  • Complete daily tasks with a high level of accuracy & attention to detail.

  • Efficiently process shipments as part of a work team by assisting where needed to ensure customer orders are completed and shipped the day they are ordered

  • Demonstrate initiative by seeking and completing general warehousing activities during slow periods. This may include general 5S activities such as sweeping, cleaning and organizing areas of the distribution center. It also includes restocking picking and overflow locations.

How will you get here?


High school or equivalent education


  • Prior experience in warehouse operations is highly desirable.

  • Forklift operator’s license is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrate competencies to effectively work in a team environment with rapidly changing priorities, working closely and cooperatively with customers as well as team members within the organization.

  • Demonstrated basic math, reading comprehension and basic computer skills required.

  • Able to stand for extended periods, move to and from order processing stations, and be able to lift 30-40 lbs.

  • Must maintain a positive attitude and build relationships with team members.

  • Ability to problem solve and identify continuous improvement opportunities is desirable.

The Immunodiagnostics Division ( IDD ) of Thermo Fisher Scientific develops, manufactures and markets complete blood test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma and autoimmune diseases. With 1,500 employees based in 25 countries worldwide IDD is the global leader in in-vitro allergy testing and also the European leader in autoimmunity diagnostics.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 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.

Apply today!

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.


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.