Thermo Fisher Scientific Formulation Technician I - Downstream Operations Night Shift in Saint Louis, Missouri
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.
Location/Division Specific Information
St. Louis, MO
How will you make an impact?
The candidate will be responsible for the performance of operations in support of the manufacture of Commercial and Clinical Biologics. He/She will be responsible for following Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and carrying out a variety of functions related to Upstream (cell culture) and Downstream (purification) biopharmaceutical manufacturing. These functions may include but are not limited to activities such as propagation of mammalian cell culture, conducting aseptic cell culture operations, execution of large scare production bioreactors (50L - 2000L), conducting large scale chromatography, viral inactivation, viral filtration, ultrafiltration and diafiltration, as well as aseptic filling of bulk drug substance.
What will you do?
Execution of manufacturing batch records, work instructions and/or SOPs, with focus on proactive 'right the first time' executions. Assist with batch record reconciliation.
Assist in all Department functions, such as maintaining suite, supplies, equipment, logbooks and data in accordance with site SOPs and policies.
Documentation of all activities to meet cGMP requirements. Execute document reviews and revisions. Daily record review, tasks, and databases. Actively provide feedback.
Critical evaluation of processes, including foresight and thinking ahead.
Complete preventative maintenance and work notifications tasks on time. Perform equipment testing and routine trouble-shooting.
Ensure tasks are executed with a method of prioritization - interpret production schedules and complete tasks accordingly.
Participate in shift exchanges, 1-1's, meetings, attend meetings as necessary to facilitate area needs based on changes, etc. (lean activities).
How will you get here?
High school degree required. Associates in a relevant scientific discipline preferred. Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry seen as a plus.
No experience required, but 1-3 years of relevant lab experience in a related field or industry preferred
Experience in manufacturing and/or GMP environment preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Understanding 'why' and not just the 'how' of processes and practices
Knowledge of cGMP practices, aseptic techniques, or chemical concepts seen as a plus
Mechnical Skills/ Analytical Skills/Method Automation
Strong math skills
Strong prioritization skills
Able to read, write, and communicate in English
Able to understand and carry out instructions
Strong communication (written and verbal)
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.