Thermo Fisher Scientific 2nd Shift Technical Operator in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Duties include:

  • Applies current Good Manufacturing Principles (cGMP) in all areas of responsibility

  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision of the 4 Is: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement

  • Recommends and Applies process/equipment improvements utilizing the Practical Process Improvement (PPI) principles such as Just Do It (JDI), Single Minute Exchange of die (SMED)

  • Performs preventative maintenance (PM) of production equipment, including cleaning, part replacement and general PM as recommended by the equipment manufacturer

  • Maintains safe work ethics

  • Perform daily and weekly inspections on equipment and supplies

  • Ability to trouble shoot and utilize analytical skills including but not limited to diagnosing/ repairing equipment problems

  • Communicates technical information of machinery and processes to the necessary departments such as Engineering, Operation, QA, and Information Technology

  • Observes machinery to detect malfunctions and ensure the safe and effective operation of packaging machinery in compliance with our SOPs and customer specified instructions

  • Performs in-process adjustments on machinery to include but not limited to: roll changes, pen changes, Teflon changes, various machine adjustments, assembly and disassembly of various machinery, reloading of components into auto-fed machinery, blow-outs, alignment functions, resetting of pre-programmed electronic counters, and the signing of machine logs for the cleaning and/or set-up of production machinery

  • Reviews and understands both batch paperwork and supervisor instructions and/or directions to perform the necessary packaging procedures required for assembly of each study

  • Accepts or rejects in-process clinical supplies according to acceptability standards determined by cGMP, customer requirements and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Accurately counts and prepares packaging supplies to ensure proper accountabilities prior to job start and at the completion of a job order. Assists QA personnel, production team leads and room leads in staging and reconciliation of components as required

  • Areas of responsibility may include one or more of the following zones: Blistering, Bottling, Secondary or All Zones

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet the business needs

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED, Vo-Tech or military experience combined with minimum 2 years of hands – on experience in production and/or packaging environment

  • Well versed in mechanical applications

  • Prior experience in one (1) or more of the following is required: electrical, electronics, machining, pneumatics, and/or welding

  • Ability to read, write, and complete basic mathematical/analytical calculations

  • Experienced with machining equipment and measurement devices

Internal/External Contacts

  • This position has internal contact with all production operation employees, engineering, inventory management, information technology, and quality assurance personnel

  • Must have the ability and desire to interact with people when they are at their best and worst


  • Must be able to multitask and respond to shifting priorities.

  • Must possess working knowledge of Microsoft Applications such as Word, Excel etc.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Must be able to read the engineering drawings and blue prints

Working Conditions

  • Environment–Operations

  • Physical Requirements–Lifting, Standing, sitting, walking, and typing. Dexterity and ability to perform limited packaging operations. Long periods of standing while working in the production rooms. The physical ability to lift and load up to 70 pounds of materials onto a machine.

  • Work Schedule– Monday through Friday on third shift. Overtime and weekend work required to support the business needs.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Must have prior mechanical and process equipment experience

  • Must be able to work in the 2nd Shift