Manufacturing Operator - 2nd Shift in Bedford, MA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/22/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Bedford, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    28 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $19.8/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

Job DescriptionManufacturing Operator - 2nd shift
Pay Rate: $19.80/ hr

Here at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you are a part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $17 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. 

Nature and Scope: 
The Operator I, POROS Manufacturing is responsible for assisting in the production of POROS chromatography resin and aiding maintenance and distribution as needed. He/She will encounter recurring work situations with minimal complexity, and is expected to be a proactive member of the team. He/She will work on assignments with guidance of other members of the team in a high growth manufacturing work center. 


• Perform duties within the corporate EH&S Standards and place proper emphasis on safety and quality 
• Performs cleaning tasks in the POROS work center

• Equipment cleaning/changeovers for Polymerization and Elutriation Processes 
• Performs Lock Out/Tag Out protocols 
• Maintains work center cleanliness daily in the POROS manufacturing areas 
• Performs Quarterly Hose Cleanings 

• Work with team on 5S and continuous improvement activities within the work center 
• Perform safety inspections of Safety Showers, Eye Wash Stations, and Fire Extinguishers 
• Support operations of various process equipment including reactors/tanks, pumps, filling, labeling and packaging equipment according to written SOP’s and UOP’s in a large scale, chemical batch manufacturing process.

• Stages raw materials for production runs 
• Assists on the R-Bead polymerization process 
• Assists on finished product discharges and elutriation processes 
• Provide secondary’s for critical process steps in the processing rooms 
• Close work orders, charge out materials, and charge time to SAP Work Orders 
• Perform cycle counts 
• Follows Good Documentation Practices Guidelines per department’s ISO13485 standards 
• Utilize local control systems (PLC and Delta V) in accordance with SOP and UOP’s to carry out unit operations as necessary 

• Actively participates during Daily Stand Up meetings 
• Assist maintenance with basic activities and provide support during yearly plant shut down 
• Demonstrates Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement 
• Performs other duties as assigned 
Minimum Qualifications: 

• High School Diploma or GED 
• Ability to exert up to 50 lbs of force occasionally to lift material as well as push full 55 gallon drums on wheeled dollies 
• Ability to stand for 80% of the shift 
• Ability to move ~40 lbs up one flight of stairs 
• Ability to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including work uniform, steel toe shoes, hair net, safety glasses, bump cap, and nitrile gloves.  PPE may also include face shield, respirator, and smock 
• Proactive, hard-working, and self-motivated 

Preferred Skills / Qualifications 

• Able to commute to either the Bedford, MA or Framingham, MA facility based on business need 
• Strong attention to detail 
• Ability to interpret data, perform basic calculations, and troubleshooting skills 
• Computer literate 
• Ability to work weekends if needed 
• Effective communicator (verbal and written) 
• Basic understanding of chemistry (ie acids, bases, and organic compounds) 

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance 

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. 


MandatoryOperator I, POROS Manufacturing - 2nd Shift

DesiredContingent Hourly (CWHR)-TEM.CWHR.A00