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ThermoFisher Scientific Sr Operator, Manufacturing in West Hills, California

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers its full-time employees a range of benefits including:

Work Life balance, clean temperature-controlled environment, employee appreciation awards, competitive benefit package with the ability to choose a program that best fits your needs, effective on the first day of employment, 401K with 100% company match on first 6%, quarterly gain share program, PTO, 9 Paid Holidays, discount program exclusively for Thermo Fisher Scientific employees that gives you access to thousands of items and perks at discounted prices, employee and family activities, positive relationship with our community, and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives!

Our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve humankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.

As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we are working together to accelerate research, tackle sophisticated scientific challenges, drive technological innovation, and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued .

How will you make an impact?

The Thermo Fisher Scientific West Hills Production Team manufactures medical diagnostic kits that are used by customers in the Transplant Diagnostics market. Our team is dynamic and fast paced, relying on teamwork, multitasking, and communication within the team and the larger organization. This is a production/ manufacturing role in a lab setting. Production staff wear lab coats plus PPE and use bench scale lab equipment, pipettes, thermal cyclers, centrifuges, etc. We are seeking an upbeat individual with good communication along with technical and operational skills to join our team.

What will you do?

  • Read, understand, and implement written SOP and work instructions.

  • Perform manufacturing/ production tasks as scheduled.

  • Handle and work with biological and chemical reagents.

  • Work with laboratory equipment including but not limited to: UV Spectrophotometer, Thermal Cycler, qPCR, robotic systems, centrifuges, multichannel pipettes, and bench scale lab equipment.

  • Work in a clean room laboratory environment with adherence to CGMP guidelines.

  • Review data and recognize and report data inconsistencies.

  • May train and assist colleagues on production tasks and procedures.

  • Initiate reports related to production nonconformances.

  • Tackle problems related to the production process.

  • Follow all safety requirements and raise issues and concerns.

  • Other duties as assigned.

How will you get here?


  • A combination of education and experience that confer the needed manufacturing, scientific, and laboratory technical skills will be considered:

  • High School Diploma/ GED and at least two (2) years of related laboratory experience or 2 years college course work in Biotechnology, Sciences, or other technical field.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or scientific field Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of general laboratory procedures and practices.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.

  • Ability to perform routine tasks accurately, efficiently, and according to schedules as assigned.

  • Able to efficiently balance multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to train other lower-level staff in production procedures.

  • Ability to tackle problems that may come up in the department, troubleshoot, and think critically.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently work at laboratory workstation, operating equipment, low temperature freezers, and computer workstations.

  • Some lifting of objects including laboratory instrumentation of 35 pounds.

  • May handle sharps such as needles and biologic substances of human and animal origin.

  • Working conditions/physical requirements may change as required.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly pay range estimated for this position based in California is $19.64–$29.46.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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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.