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Job Title: HSHT Operator
Requisition ID: 57401BR

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.

Responsible for the thermal processing of prepared media and additive components through High Speed/High Temp (HSHT) equipment, autoclaves and kettles


  • Arrive to work on time and work during scheduled hours, working additional overtime as needed.
  • Follow all written procedures. Report discrepancies in procedures (SOP’s, DHR’s etc.) to the Area Supervisor.
  • Maintain good personal hygiene. Wear designated uniform maintained in good condition.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment as required, including but not limited to toe. Refer to job specific Job Safety Analysis.
  • Perform all work activities in a safe manner. Maintain a safe and clutter free work area. Clean up all spills immediately.
  • Demonstrate work procedures and instruct co-workers in the use of tools as assigned.
  • Listen to, follow and relay written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Report property damage and/or safety hazards to the Supervisor, Human Resources, Safety Specialist or Senior Management immediately.
  • Document accurately and check personal work for quality and compliance.
  • Efficiently and safely operate assigned machinery. Perform simple maintenance and Report malfunctioning equipment immediately to Supervisor or Lead.
  • Continuously monitor product for defects.
  • Assist with inventory process as requested.
  • Work cooperatively and efficiently with coworkers in all departments with little supervision to achieve team, department and company goals.
  • Operate machine controls, processing all HSHT, kettle and flask media, regulating speed of processing according to production time schedules and cleaning machinery, hardware and work area as needed.
  • Read meters and dials, constantly monitoring temperature and flow rates of media processing through HSHT machinery.
  • Record and document processing results on Device History Records and computer records.
  • Complete needed paperwork by writing or signing with accuracy and neatness.
  • Clearly communicate any equipment malfunctions or product discrepancies to appropriate supervisory personnel.
  • Wash holding, boiling and processing vessels, observing safety procedures while using approved cleaning agents.
  • Check own work performance to set standard as described in Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Handle kettle, autoclave hardware, flasks and other necessary equipment with caution, remaining alert in order to avoid damage to product or injury to self.
  • Assist in scheduling daily component additives for manual pouring room.
  • Assist in training production workers on scheduling, computer operations, and related subjects.
  • Correctly weigh powders and re-hydrate fresh solutions daily.
  • Re-hydrate powders into flasks and kettles and add all necessary components prior to processing.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must possess basic English communications skills, both written and/or verbal
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow both written and/or verbal English communications
  • Must be able to perform basic math calculations
  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Prefer a minimum of one year of manufacturing experience
  • Lift up to 50 pounds. Push/pull up to 600 lbs wheeled kettles.
  • Stand for sustained periods of time, approximately 10 hours a day.
  • Walk short distances, maneuvering self around machinery and co-workers.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 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 http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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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