01 Feb, 2021

Process Engineer, Operations Support

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Bedford, MA, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

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

The Bedford site manufactures consumables (Tropix Chemiluminesence, POP Genetics Analysis Polymers and POROS Chromatography Resin) for life sciences customers.

How will you make an impact?

The Engineer II will function as a key member of the Manufacturing Science & Engineering team. We are seeking an energetic individual with strong communication, leadership, technical and operational skills to join our dynamic and fast paced team. The engineer’s focus will be on driving capacity improvement projects. They will lead product scale-ups, process optimizations, and support expansion validation activities.

What will you do?

  • Support capacity improvement projects.

  • Lead scale-up and validations activities.

  • Specify, install and validate process equipment in support of plant expansion.

  • Support a variety of new and existing chemical processes by generating process flow diagrams, mass and energy balances, and pre-operations packages including HAZOP’s and risk assessments (FMEA).

  • Drive process improvements through data based decision making.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities in a dynamic environment

  • Maintain and support a safety and quality culture.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor’s or higher in Chemical Engineering.

  • Minimum required education: Bachelor’s degree and high school diploma/GED


  • At least 2 years of experience in the manufacturing of specialty chemicals with a background in organic chemistry.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to work with numerous departments and levels of employees.

  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

  • Experience in driving investigating and general troubleshooting.

  • Good understanding of ISO 13485 requirements including CAPA, Risk Assessments, Deviation Investigation and Change Control process.

  • Understanding or process/equipment validation

  • Ability to work with numerous departments and levels of employees

  • Understanding of statistical tools and statistical process control

  • Delta V and Six Sigma preferred

  • Project management skills are a plus

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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