Thermo Fisher Scientific Production Technician 4 (Suite 9) in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description

Production Technician 4

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.

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 minimal instruction on a day-to-day basis and a focus on proactive ‘right the first time’ executions. Assist with batch record reconciliation.

  • Able to execute all Department functions, such as maintaining suite, supplies, equipment, logbooks and data in accordance with site SOPs and policies.

  • Act as On-The-Job trainer and guide to new employees

  • 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.

  • Forecast and resolve supply and raw material deficiencies. Identify and resolve scheduling conflicts with one week outlook.

  • Oversee and perform timely consumption of materials and completion of quality documentation in appropriate systems

  • Identify deviations, aid in investigations/root cause analysis, and provide input on major/critical deviations. Work to complete documentation of deviations and events in appropriate systems

  • Execute validation protocols with minimal supervision or direction

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to complete projects

  • Schedule activities and coordinate the shift huddle in absence of the supervisor. Act as liaison with other groups within the manufacturing organization and a Subject Matter Expert on a variety of techniques.

  • Act as on the floor lead in absence of the supervisor

  • 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?

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a related field or industry required

  • Experience in GMP environment preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Understanding ‘why’ and not just the ‘how’ of processes and practices

  • Knowledge of cGMP practices required

  • Knowledge of deviation investigations preferred

  • Knowledge of chromatography, cell culture, and aseptic techniques strongly preferred

  • Mechnical Skills/ Analytical Skills/Method Automation

  • MS Office

  • Strong math skills

  • Strong prioritization skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Results driven

  • Able to read, write, and communicate in English

  • Able to understand and carry out instructions

  • Reliable

  • Strong communication (written and verbal)

  • Effectively multi-task

  • Able to work in an environment of change

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Able to recognize problems developing, not just occurring

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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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.