10 Dec, 2020

Manufacturing Engineer

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Bedford, MA, USA
Chartered Engineer,   Chemical Engineer   Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

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.


Location/Division Specific Information

In this role you will be a part of the BioProduction Division, supporting a new manufacturing facility currently being built in Chelmsford, MA. As the facility is not yet operational, this role will be initially based in the Bedford, MA facility to allow for sufficient training and familiarization with the POROS Chromatography resins, used by our pharmaceutical customers near the end of their process to purify their treatments, therapies, vaccines, etc.


How will you make an impact?

The Manufacturing Engineer, POROS is responsible for supporting the POROS Chromatography Resin manufacturing operation as a key technical resource and subject matter expert of production, production processes, and its supporting system. He/She will partner with the team to manage change, perform technical reviews of identified problems, and support new product introductions from the Pilot Plant into Large Scale Manufacturing. He/She will encounter recurring work situations of high complexity, with frequent variations from the norm.


What will you do?

  • Performs frequent Engineering Change Orders within the Agile change management tool consisting of Validations, IQOQ’s, batch record updates, etc.
  • Assists Engineering Sciences team with startup / commissioning a state-of-the-art chemical manufacturing facility
  • Develops Flex Team members, Shift Leaders, and Manufacturing Sciences Engineers as a technical leader
  • Supports the deviation process within Trackwise (Initial Assessment, Investigation, Root Cause Analysis, and CAPAs) as a Process Owner
  • Investigates and Implements Capital Expenditure projects (Capex) as requested to support the POROS Value Stream
  • Manages the execution of special projects as assigned by Operations management


How will you get here?


Minimum required education: Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering (or similar engineering discipline) with 3 years manufacturing support experience



  • Knowledge of cGMP and safety (OSHA) regulations desirable
  • Familiarity working in a Class I Div I Hazardous Location Manufacturing Environment
  • Batch chemical manufacturing processes


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Experience with the following systems: Delta V (Process Control System), Agile (Change Order Management), Trackwise (Problem Reporting and Root Cause Counter Measure software),
  • Ability to Excel in a fast pace, demanding environment undergoing double digit annual growth
  • Ability to work semi-autonomously and provide indirect leadership to other technical resources while executing the goals of the organization


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 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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