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Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Cambridge, MA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Description

Job Title: Site Team Leader

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.


  • Preparation of buffers and media from small scale < 1L to as large as 2000L bulk preps
  • Review Buffer and Media request log daily
  • Prioritize solution preparations, determined by due date and importance
  • Prepare solutions according to DOP's (Development Operating Procedures) with quality and consistency
    • Provide development support to engineers/scientists by working directly with Engineers to develop solutions (molarity) and specifications for pH and conductivity
  • Update data in tracking sheets and report any Out of Specification results
  • Participate in investigations associated with commercial and development solutions
  • Work individually and with a small team
  • Responsible for completing workload and projects to team
  • Ensure all activities are consistent with schedule and all deadlines are met
  • Work effectively with a diverse cross-functional team.
  • Embraces Practical Process Improvement (PPI) methodologies.
  • Positively represent Thermo Fisher Scientific at all times.
  • Follow all defined procedures as outlined by Best Practices, SOP's & work instructions. Take direction from Regional Site Supervisor regarding daily duties.
  • Makes decisions based on ULS provided guidelines and / or site work instructions.
  • Communicates with supervisor any customer issues or potential process problems.
  • Utilizes basic systems to support various Unity Lab Services processes.
  • Access & utilize Thermo Fisher Scientifics' Intranet and SharePoint document management system.
  • Maintain compliance with SOW and regular review of duties versus SOW, working with supervisor to create updates to the SOW via change order.
  • Maintaining the site work instructions to updates any additions to the SOW.
  • Provide coverage and/or be the point of coverage requests for the onsite team to maintain the site responsibilities.
  • Provide daily oversight and responsibility for the onsite team in their responsibilities and coaching and development.
  • Working with supervisor to escalate any issues.
  • Work to identify development and inventory training opportunities or provide on-the-spot training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent
  • Computer literate and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office
  • Must possess the ability to:
    • Read, write and speak English
    • Lift, push and pull up to 30-40 pounds consistently; May be required to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Work overtime, as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree or higher
  • Team leader or supervisory experience
  • A thorough understanding and ability to operate in an aseptic environment
  • Generalized understanding of health and safety hazards in the presence of caustics and acids
  • Background and experience in using pipettes, pH meters, conductivity meters, densitometers and spectrophotometers
  • An understanding of general chemistry techniques including the following: Molar mass, density, weighing and dispensing, filtration, titrations
  • The ability to trend and document buffer data using pH and conductivity

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Strong desire to serve the customer, and the interpersonal skills to deal with various levels of personnel at the customer site
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times
  • Proficient multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Willing to take initiative and work both individually, and part of a small team

Working Conditions:

  • Work primarily at customer locations, in and around laboratory environments around Lexington, MA
  • Extensive walking is required
  • May pass through areas where chemical based allergens may be in use (such as penicillin, tetracycline, etc.)
  • Must be able to use material handling equipment such as push carts
  • Depending on area of building, personal protective equipment may be worn to include safety glasses, lab coats, coveralls, hood, facemask, hairnets and/or safety gloves
  • Individual to work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 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. Apply today

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.

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further 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.

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