Formulation Technician (High Speed Formulation 1st Shift)

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Middletown, VA3.6

Job Description
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.

How will you make an impact?

A Formulation Technician in Large Volume Formulation/High Speed Formulation performs techniques and procedures to formulate liquid chemical solutions for reagents, controls, and calibrators in large volume equipment (1500L – 36000L).

What will you do?
Prepare and inspect equipment for use in large volume formulations. Set up portable tanks, blenders, ovens and grinders.
Move and stage large quantities of raw materials using automated equipment such as powered lifts and drum haulers.

All Areas Formulation:
Prepare and inspect equipment for use in chemical and bio-formulations.
Set up pumps, filters, tubing connections and mixers.
Follow prescribed directions to calculate the amount of chemical needed to formulate the volume of the product specified in the production schedule.
Weigh and mix chemicals with diluents under controlled conditions.
Responsible for the cleaning and routine maintenance of all equipment.
Maintain complete and accurate production records in conformance with GMP and FDA requirements.
Perform basic laboratory analytical testing.
Ability to successfully perform a line opening and line closing.
Input data into a computerized material control system.
Continuously monitors work area for unsafe conditions and take immediate action to correct unsafe condition(s).
Responsible for quality of product produced.
Ability to operate lifting equipment if required.
Continuously follows all safety requirements including PPE.
Performs other duties as assigned.

How will you get there?
High School Diploma or equivalent; a B.S. in Science or Medical Technology is preferred.
Minimum of one year production experience (may be waived in lieu of B.S. in Science) and knowledge of the metric system (weights & volumes).
Relevant education may be considered in lieu of one year production experience.

Physical Requirements:
Normal manufacturing environment.
Position may require frequent communication and walking to other areas in which designated PPE will be required.
Must be able to successfully complete a Respirator Fit Test within in 6 months of hire.
Position will require sitting and standing.
Ability to lift materials weighing up to 110 pounds. Employee to employ traditional lifting techniques for materials up to 75 lbs. Items over 75 lbs will require the employee to use non traditional techniques including, push-pull method, automated lifts and other equipment or additional techniques. Employee will be trained in these techniques upon employment. Employees already in position will require one time training.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
Must have excellent math and communication skills and working knowledge of the metric system (weights & volumes).
Proven problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work.
Familiarity with various internal production processes.
Working knowledge of computer applications (including word processing & spreadsheets).
Knowledge of GMP and ISO requirements.
Ability to work effectively with team members at all levels.
Familiarity with SAP transactions is a plus.
Flexible around work hours, available for overtime, as necessary (may include extended shifts & weekends).
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Demonstrated good safety and quality practices.
Good attendance history is required.
Safety shoes are required.

This position is not approved for relocation benefits.

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