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Senior Upstream Manufacturing Associate

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Plainville
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. Things 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. You'll also have the opportunity for continual growth and learning in a culture that empowers your development. To help us to further develop the capability at our Plainville manufacturing site, we are seeking high energy individuals to join our growing team.

Location / Division / Shift

At Viral Vector Services (VVS) a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific we deliver, from process development through commercial supply, we offer the expertise and resources necessary to help clients deliver innovative gene therapies. Placed in the forefront of our leading- and cutting-edge Cell and Gene Therapy business enabling clients to cure genetic, rare, and otherwise untreatable diseases.

* 5 Commerce Boulevard Plainville, MA
* Day Shift Schedule: 12-Hour Rotating Shift (2/2/3 format) 7AM-7PM
* Note: Rotating schedule starts once plant is in production

How will you make an impact?

The Senior Manufacturing Associate is an associate with a moderate to high level of technical expertise and experience. A Senior Manufacturing Associate will independently perform routine operations commensurate with their experience and training. They support the day to day operation of a cGMP Manufacturing facility and improvement projects. They participate in the training of other associates and works with the team to complete tasks as assigned.

For this we pay a very competitive base salary and benefits package.

What will you do?

* Act as a high-level technician on the floor performing basic to complex activities to include passages, wave reactor, bioreactor, transfection and clarification.
* Follow written procedures in operating production equipment and performing processing steps.
* Complete aseptic operations within biosafety cabinet and cleanroom environment.
* Accurately document activities in Batch Records, Logbooks, Forms, etc using good documentation practices.
* Identify and call out events and subtle variances that deviate from normal operation.
* Act as an SME and trainer on some operations.
* Support investigations as needed.
* Monitor processes using automated production systems and controls with limited supervision.

How will you get there?

* High School Diploma/GED is the minimum requirement. STEM/Biotechnology certificate preferred.
* 3 years of industry experience, an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
* Experience with working in clean or sterile environments, cleanrooms preferred.
* Ability to follow directions & procedures and work in team environment.
* Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
* Strong attention to detail and strive to accomplish the job timely, accurately, and safely the first time is required.
* Good comprehension of Microsoft Office Suite software.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate:

* Must have the ability to aseptically gown into the Manufacturing areas daily.
* Will be regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; sit and to talk or hear.
* Will be required to walk and stoop, or kneel, crouch.
* May be required to lift, push, or pull up to 50 lbs.
* Will be expected to meet the specific vision abilities required by this job which include close vision and ability to adjust focus with tasks.
* Will be required to work a 12-hour rotating shift in a 24- hour, 7 day per week operation to include weekends and holidays

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 90,000 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.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Providence , Senior Upstream Manufacturing Associate, Other , Plainville, Rhode Island

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