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Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting operational fiscal requirements for current and new business activities.
  • Oversee operations with a focus on Quality, Validation, and Facilities compliance using our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and input from our FBS QA and Facilities departments as a guide.
  • Develop CAPEX (capital expense) requirements and annual operating budget (AOP) for areas of focus. Review all purchases and invoices generated from your team.
  • Interact with clients as necessary to assist in sales and customer service requirements. This includes tours of the facilities and participation in site audits.
  • Responsible for data retention and archives, data entry, inventory, shipments, and associated with distribution function of biologicals and associated drug substance.
  • Assures client/sponsor documentation is complete, accurate and issued in a timely fashion.
  • Responsible for packaging and shipping and all aspects of the logistics function domestic and global to support these operations.
  • Responsible for government and regulatory compliance including OSHA, accident reporting, and ensuring compliance to cGMP standards.
  • Ensures all employees follow safety guidelines and are properly trained.
  • Works closely with the QA Manager to develop and implement training programs for Operations.
  • Conducts fair and accurate performance reviews on time, orientation training, and provides periodic feedback and coaching on performance.
  • Follow‐up to direct client contact via email or face‐to‐face.
  • Day‐to‐day coordination of multiple repository projects in process.
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.


    Basic Minimum Qualifications: The qualifications listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each essential duty.

  • Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.
  • Requires ability to prepare reports using Excel; knowledge of Windows, Word and 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.
  • Requires demonstration of good professional judgment when working with clients.
  • Requires ability to role model behavior consistent with company values.
  • Requires demonstration of strong logic and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have high level of integrity and reliability, as database and inventory management are key aspects of the position


    Education/ Experience:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent; Degree in a science field preferred.
  • Requires 4+ years of progressive experience in a repository/distribution environment.
  • Prefer previous supervisory experience.


    Certificates and/ or Licenses:

  • IATA Dangerous Goods Training for Class 6.2 Shipping.
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Training.


    Supervisory Responsibility:

    Direct supervisor for operations technicians in the commercial repository.


    Work Schedule:

    8AM to 5PM core hours, additional hours as required.


    Work Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a cold environment with exposure to dry ice, liquid nitrogen cryogenics, hazardous and infectious agents, and marked changes in temperature.
  • May push/pull 600 lb liquid nitrogen dewars, and work from a platform ladder.
  • 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 (-78°C) or liquid nitrogen (-195°C).
  • 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.

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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