10 Jan, 2022

Senior Chemical Plant Operator

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Loughborough, UK
Chemical Engineer, Plant Manager Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.


Laboratory Chemicals Division (LCD) Scientific journeys begin with chemicals and end with life enriching results. We enable scientists to bring chemistry to life. We provide a broad range of chemicals and solutions supporting virtually every laboratory application, from research to drug discovery and development to manufacturing. We offer more than 100,000 products, including solvents, reagents, catalysts, organic building blocks, screening libraries, analytical standards, bioreagents, precious metals, salts and solutions, as well as unparalleled service and support, custom solutions and a proven track record in handling dangerous goods.


LCD is committed to helping Thermo Fisher and our customers fight COVID-19. Our chemicals are critical components in personal and laboratory sanitizers and disinfectants, COVID-19 diagnostic testing, virus research and vaccine work.


We have a strong team of 1,400 colleagues across 12 global facilities, including Fair Lawn, New Jersey; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Ward Hill, Massachusetts; Heysham, UK; Loughborough, UK; Geel, Belgium; and Kandel, Germany


How will you make an impact?

Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering you an exciting opportunity for a Senior Chemical Plant Operator. You will use your manufacturing knowledge and experience to produce products that enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. As an Experienced Chemical Plant Operator, working within a Chemical Manufacturing Team specialising in Distillation and Blending, you will play a major role in delivering chemicals to Pharma, Academia and other Industrial sectors. This role will utilise your Chemical Manufacturing knowledge and hands-on experience.


What will you do?

  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with legislation and company procedures.

  • Carry out chemical manufacture, using automated and manual chemical reactors in a fast-paced chemical processing environment

  • Participate fully in daily briefings and other meetings

  • Assemble, competently use and dissemble plant equipment

  • Monitor reaction progress using analytical techniques and take corrective actions to produce the batch within specification

  • Take personal ownership of quality of work; complete documentation accurately

  • Carry out routine safety inspections and quality checks including calibrations, daily and weekly checks of work area; start-up and shutdowns procedures

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the Plant and Equipment

  • Use MRP and web-based systems for retrieving and recording information

  • Plan own workload and take personal responsibility for key metrics

  • Demonstrate processes to more junior operators

  • Participate in risk assessments and reviews

  • Be prepared to move between manufacturing areas, depending on resource requirements.

  • Embrace and participate in improvement projects (Practical Process Improvement)

  • Always perform your duties whilst acting in accordance with the Dignity at Work Policy, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.


How will you get here/Education/Competence?


  • Ideally Chemical Manufacturing operational experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

  • Minimum 5 GCSE grades A*-C (or equivalent) including Maths, English and a Science

  • A’Level in Science subject or equivalent, advantageous

  • Demonstrates self-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic approach

  • Displays ambition and attributes to progress within the business

  • Able to communicate clearly on both written and verbal basis

  • Has excellent attention to detail

  • Good organisational and time keeping skills


Experience/Skills and Abilities

  • Desire to work in a technical but hands-on role

  • Basic knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations, applicable to Manufacturing

  • Must be able to work on own initiative but also able to be part of the team

  • Computer literate (word, excel, and web-based systems)

  • Willing to work variable shifts if required. Currently only day shift required, but shift pattern is subject to change as the business grows.

  • Role requires FLT usage (full training provided)


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 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.

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