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Thermo Fisher Scientific POROS Affinity Manufacturing Scientist I in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Location/Division Specific Information

Location: Chelmsford, MA

How will you make an impact?

The POROS Affinity Manufacturing Scientist I is responsible for the manufacturing of a series of Affinity Chromatography Resins in a Large-Scale Chemical Manufacturing environment. When not building our Affinity Chromatography resins, the POROS Manufacturing, the Scientist I will be supporting general production related operations within POROS manufacturing. They will also act as

a Process Knowledge expert by assisting various departments in change-management processes, such as Engineering Change Orders, Safety Management of Change, Maintenance projects, PPI projects, etc. They will also assist with scale up and new product introductions into the large-scale manufacturing suite.

What you will do…

  • Perform duties within the corporate EH&S Standards and place proper emphasis on safety and quality.

  • Become a manufacturing process owner through the production of our Affinity Chromatography Resins as part of our Affinity Resin manufacturing team providing training and technical leadership where applicable.

  • Operate various process equipment including reactors, pressure filters, pumps, filling, labeling and packaging equipment according to written SOP’s and UOP’s in a large scale, chemical batch manufacturing process.

  • Maintain batch and equipment records per department’s ISO13485 standards and Good Documentation practices with a high focus on quality, limited supervision and modifying SOPs as the need arises through our Change Control Process.

  • Perform required in process testing to continue manufacturing processes such as pH, conductivity, moisture/solids content analysis, particle size analysis, refractive index, and UV/VIS analysis.

  • Implement Quality CAPAs as needed to mitigate against future Quality issues within the team.

  • Proactively find opportunities for improvement and improve efficiency via Practical Process Improvement (PPI).

How you will get here…


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field (preferably Chemistry or Chemical Engineering) preferred.


  • 1+ years of Chemical or Biotech manufacturing experience or B.S. preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Experience with Delta-V Process Control System and SAP in a cGMP environment is desirable.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills required.

  • Flexibility in working hours is a must with the ability to stand for 80% of the shift.

  • Ability to move 40 lbs up one flight of stairs, push 55 gallon drums on wheeled dollies.

  • Must wear all required 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.

  • Ability to interpret data, perform basic calculations, and troubleshooting skills.

  • Highly organized and excellent at multi-tasking, proactive, hardworking, and self-motivated.

  • Knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required.

What we offer...

Competitive pay rate!

Excellent Benefits Package

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  • Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits-effective Day 1

  • Paid Time Off & Holidays

  • 401K Company Match up to 6%

  • Tuition Reimbursement – eligible after 90 days

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Recognition Program

  • Charitable Gift Matching

  • Company Paid Parental Leave

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

As a team of 100,000 colleagues, each one of our outstanding minds has a unique story to tell. We share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation, and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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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.