Operations Tech I

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Frederick , MD 21705

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

Hours: 8AM to 5:00 PM core hours with additional hours as required. May be required to work a non-traditional work week.

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, 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.

How will you make an impact?

This position is within the Fisher BioServices business unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The Operations Technician I is responsible for the receipt, inventory, storage, withdrawal and shipment of biological specimens, samples, clinical agents, and materials from multiple commercial and government clients. These materials are stored at temperatures ranging from ambient (room temperature) to

  • 196C with potentially hazardous properties. This position uses database applications and standard precautionary procedures to work independently, be self-directed, communicate effectively, and use good judgment when making decisions. Internal or external client interaction occurs under the guidance of experienced professional or technical staff. This position may also participate in the assembly of kits and label printing. This position requires applying acquired skills with some complexity and working knowledge of technical, operative or administrative methods and practices found within the repository industry.

What will you do?

  • Prepares samples or clinical agents for pickups, courier deliveries, and shipments.

  • Works closely with managers to support customer inquiries, discrepancies, inventory maintenance and database updates.

  • Responsible for using an inventory management system for data entry, sample tracking, and management of samples.

  • Maintains files for validation of data and preparation of queries, reviews accumulated data for accuracy and prepares reports of information and sample data.

  • Performs internal specimen consolidation and reorganization projects under the guidance of a Lead Operations Technician.

  • Participates in process improvement activities.

  • Receives, handles and inventories specimens of human, animal, and/or plant origin at temperatures ranging from ambient to

  • 196C, and having potentially hazardous properties.
  • Assures compliance to cGMP parts 210 and 211 and company quality systems.

  • Follows standard operating procedures (SOPs), facility safety guidelines, and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requirements which may include compliance with cGMP CFR parts 210 and 211 where applicable.

  • Role models behavior consistent with our company values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation & Involvement.

  • May prepare sample collection kits in accordance with Standard Work Instructions.

  • May make deliveries to clients as required.

  • May be required to travel to other facilities to meet business needs.

  • Performs internal specimen consolidation and reorganization projects.

  • Verifies material prior to shipment and confirms accuracy of data entry records for incoming material.

  • Compiles data for the storage and retrieval of specimens and for report preparation.

Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

How will you get here?

Education

  • Requires High School Diploma; Prefer a Bachelor's degree in a Science related field.

Experience

  • Requires 1+ year repository work experience with data entry, shipping/receiving, sample management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Requires proven ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.

  • Requires expert ability to prepare reports using Microsoft Excel.

  • Requires knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Word and possibly Microsoft Access.

  • Requires expert ability to work with methods to handle, process, and store specimens using a computerized storage and retrieval system.

  • Requires knowledge of Universal Precautions, general laboratory and quality assurance/control.

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record if required to transport material.

Certificates and/ or Licenses:

  • IATA Dangerous Goods Training for Class 6.2 Shipping.

  • Blood Borne Pathogens Training.

Work Conditions/Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to work in a cold environment with exposure to dry ice, liquid nitrogen cryogenics, hazardous and infectious agents, marked changes in temperature.

  • Must use personal protective equipment and adhere to safety protocols.

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs, and push up to 70 lbs.

  • Must be able to process and handle materials frozen on dry ice (-80C) or liquid nitrogen (-196C) for up to 6 hours per day.

  • Must be able to work in walk-in freezers or refrigerators periodically for up to 5 hour per day.

  • Must be able to use a computer up to 6 hours per day.

  • May be required to operate a forklift.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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.

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