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Job Description
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.

This position is part of our Chemical Analysis Division. We have approximately 80 employees within this location and the broader business unit has operations in Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, Germany and China.
  • Drive quality management focus on productivity improvements throughout the business unit.
  • Develop/Maintain Quality Assurance policies and procedures, work instructions, forms, and other documentation. Revise documents to better define, improve, or clarify practices, process and/or product quality
  • Support continuous improvement idea generation and assist with implementation of quality planning, including the use of, and follow-up of CAPA’s for documented continuous improvement
  • Evaluate manufacturing systems, corrective action programs, and quality performance across the business.
  • Establish controls and inspection points to facilitate detection, correction, and prevention of nonconforming materials, parts, assemblies, and products.
  • Conduct Internal/ External Audits per a variety of Quality Management System Standards ASME NQA-1
  • Lead the Corrective Action program internally and externally with suppliers
  • Provide Support for the Incoming Inspection, Calibration, and Outsource programs.
  • Host regulatory factory compliance audits and remedial actions as appropriate
  • Participate on new product development/new product introduction (NPD/NPI) teams; implement quality planning tools and monitor product change activities as required
  • Recommend product revisions, process changes, and testing procedures to assure that quality standards are being attained.
  • Drive Customer complaints to resolution; Serve as Quality Representative for all quality-related corrective/preventive actions as within a given VS team(s)
  • Perform statistical studies, including generation of sampling plans, for the purpose of recording, evaluating, or reporting quality and reliability information.
  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of advanced quality concepts such as Total Quality Management, Continuous Quality Improvement, Statistical Process Control, and Quality Function Deployment.
  • Investigate and obtain resolution to warranty claims and customer complaints, as assigned.
  • Assure that quality standards comply with division and departmental policies, national and international codes, and applicable safety requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise in areas such as welding, metallurgy, nondestructive testing, and inspection methods.
  • Coordinate and train employees in quality compliance standards
  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university
  • Minimum 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong background in use of quality tools such as PPAP, APQP.
  • Ability to perform FMEA and PFMEA’S as part of root cause and corrective actions.
  • Ability to perform internal/external audits at other sites and suppliers.
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of the following Quality systems NQA-1, AS9100/ISO 9001.
  • A lead or certified auditor to one or more of these standards AS9100/ISO 9001/AS9100 preferred
  • Greenbelt or black belt certification.
  • Ability to generate presentations, spreadsheets and access databases to support the departments requirements.
  • Can effectively review data and perform analytics to an outcome to drive improved quality and processes.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings/schematics and specifications.
  • Strong background in both sheet metal and electrical components.

This position does NOT have relocation assistance.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 55,000 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.


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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