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Manufacturing Tech III

EMD Serono • St. Louis, MO

Posted 5 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - None
Skilled Labor - Trades

Job Description

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

The Manufacturing Tech III will provide support for the manufacturing of products according to established protocols and perform operations in support of the group and department.

Your role: 

  • Move materials, supplies and equipment in and out of department.
    • Receive materials, supplies or equipment and place in proper storage locations.
    • Assist in maintaining adequate stock levels of materials and supplies available for use.
    • Manage manufacturing waste removal and request waste transfers
    • Transport chemicals and equipment to and from processes.  Includes using transfer systems such as pumps and piping or fork trucks.  Also includes hand operations with and without mechanical assists such as pallet jacks or dollies.
  • Set-up, prepare and manufacture products according to current manufacturing procedures
    • Perform designated processing such as resin regeneration, meat grinding, extractions, chromatography, analytical work, dryer loading/unloading, or other processing as required.
    • Clean and store equipment
    • Identify malfunctions in equipment operation and, with appropriate approval, take corrective actions, such as reconfiguring equipment, adjustment of set points or adjusting operating parameters.
    • Set up equipment to perform a variety of unit operations, both solitary and in combinations.
    • Start, operate and stop unit operations utilizing manual, automatic or computer controlled systems
    • Control unit operations to optimize quality, quantity and throughput.
    • Assure adequate training and documentation required to perform the tasks/assignments.
    • Contribute to support functions of the group (e.g. maintain equipment, prepare reagents, restock lab supplies and waste disposal). 
  • Communicate and document status of processes, products, and equipment
    • Communicate status of tasks or operations by means such as labels, inventories, order requests or oral reports.
    • Maintain neat, legible and current records of supplies or materials received, handled, etc.
    • Report deviations and any unusual situations to supervision.
    • Communicate the status of production operations via oral, written or electronic means.
    • Provide a complete and accurate batch record at the conclusion of production operations consistent with quality guidelines.
    • Assist improvement of department’s knowledge through communication of experiences, observations and techniques with others.
    • Enter hours worked into SAP
    • Ensure all applicable log books have been filled out completely as required by current procedures.
    • Document all equipment used and verify calibrations were performed. 
  • Comply with safety policies and quality systems.
    • Follow procedures and safety policies at all times.  Often includes following industry or government guidelines such as Process Safety Management (PSM) or Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
    • Be familiar with hazards common to assigned work and take action to correct unsafe situations.
    • Clean equipment and work area in compliance with established cleaning OP’s and quality systems.
    • Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions.
    • Participate in required safety/compliance activities such as training sessions, safety meetings or safety inspections.
    • Follow policies and procedures in order to guarantee production groups and outside vendors receive information and materials conforming to their expectations in support of current quality systems.
    • Assist with the training of co-workers.
    • Participate in process improvements under the guidance of a supervisor or scientist. 

Who you are:

  • 2 years college in the Life or Physical Sciences or equivalent relevant experience
  • Basic Laboratory skills
  • Basic Knowledge of Chemistry and math
  • Strong practical knowledge of the relevant production equipment, analytical equipment and techniques
  • Safe chemical handling methods
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic PC operations
  • Mechanical skills
  • Trouble shooting skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time Management and Organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of ISO quality standards

Additional local needs:

  • Production environment. 
  • Require occasional lifting and pushing of up to 80 pounds. 
  • May require shift work.                                                                                                       

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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