Thermo Fisher Scientific Project Specialist I in Sacramento, California

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.


This role will be remote based (approx. 25%) and will require heavy travel throughout the West Coast (approx. 75%). The ideal candidate will be based somewhere along the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington areas).

What will you do?

  • Follow well defined procedures as outlined by the ULS Implementation Project Manager Best Practices, SOP’s & work instructions.

  • Independently makes decisions and uses available resources to meet customer requirements.

  • Analyzes/maintains/reconciles various customer and Thermo Fisher data and needs to ensure customer and Thermo Fisher requirements are met.

  • Ensures site staff is fully trained and knowledgeable on applications and can operate independently

  • SOP/Document prep specifically for site staff to detail the daily transactions and basics of how to navigate

  • Assists in training, which may include on-site RIMS training depending on formal training schedule, customer/rep scanner training and web/RIMS training sessions or train the trainer; may also include Maximo training for asset management engagements

  • Engage in physical inventories including assisting with material put-aways and counts and system reconciliation and baseline report as well as asset cycle counts

  • Post implementation support may include remaining on-site during 1st week of go live to assist with systems to ensure site technicians, site managers are fully knowledgeable and comfortable with all systems; assures that system operation is solid before withdrawing from engagement. Monitor applications to assure procedures are being followed.

  • Provides Auditing and remediation support when necessary to existing site engagements that may be making significant operational changes or that may be experiencing complex problems

  • Communicates with supervisor any customer issues or potential problems.

  • Promotes personal growth and development by staying abreast of new policies and enhancements without the presence of site trainer and management team.

  • Listens to customer concerns, effectively diffuses dissatisfaction, and quickly identifies course of action

  • Works effectively with a diverse cross-functional team.

  • Embraces Practical Process Improvement (PPI) methodologies

  • Access & utilize Thermo Fisher Scientifics’ Intranet and SharePoint document management system.

  • Positively represent Thermo Fisher Scientific at all times throughout customer locations.

  • Inventory Management – implement and perform:

  • Stockroom / POU management, dispensing of product, and direction / coordination of affiliated stockroom activities.

  • Perform on-site program replenishments and disbursements.

  • Perform stockroom duties to include receiving, put-away, stock rotation, cycle counts, and other functions according to customer requirements.

  • Remove cardboard and trash as needed (detrashing).

  • Deliver direct shipment orders to end users.

  • Sourcing/Order Management – implement and perform:

  • Perform order entry, order expediting, customer service call resolution, return goods authorization, processing of backorders.

  • Facilitate vendor and customer interaction, problem resolution, executing 3rd party & agent buys.

  • Chemical Management – implement and perform:

  • Receive, register and track all chemical containers throughout the facility.

  • Perform routine audits of chemical inventory database.

  • Provide chemical inventory reports upon request.

  • Distribute chemicals throughout facility and upon request.

  • Follow all safety guidelines related to the handling and movement of chemical containers.

  • Perform autoclaving/sterilization of liquid materials as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

How will you get here?


  • High School Diploma/GED


  • 3-5 years of progressive relevant experience

  • Experience in laboratory setting or services preferred

  • Experience in GLP/GMP environment preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.

  • Displays a high level of confidentiality for both customer and Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Must maintain Thermo Fisher Scientifics’ Four-I Values

  • Must possess a High School Diploma/GED

  • Must possess a strong desire to serve the customer, and the interpersonal skills to deal with various levels of personnel at the customer site.

  • Must deliver excellent customer service to include maintaining a professional appearance at all times.

  • Must possess the operating skills to use hand held scanners and learn to enter data in various systems as necessary.

  • Must possess the organizational skills to multi-task and meet deadlines as needed.

  • Must be proficient with a computer and the Microsoft Office suite of software.

  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time locally and overnight.

Working Conditions:

  • Works primarily at customer locations, in office environment to include cubicles and/or in and around shipping/receiving docks, stock rooms, storage locations and laboratory environments.

  • May be required to work independently at customer location.

  • Extensive walking may be required.

  • May pass through areas where chemical based allergens may be in use (such as penicillin, tetracycline, etc).Must be able to lift, push and pull 30-40 pounds consistently; may be required to lift 50 lbs.

  • May be able to use material handling equipment such as push carts and pallet jacks.

  • Depending on area of building, personal protective equipment may be worn to include lab coats, coveralls, hood, facemask, hairnets and/or safety gloves.

  • Must be able to work overtime as required.

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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.

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