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Senior Scientist, Production Associate (Process Development)

Posted 17 Aug 2018

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 177029

Details

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.


Your Role: This position will develop and implement laboratory methods and techniques in an efficient manner to support process development projects, process improvement projects, and other departments / production plants. You will use your technical knowledge and expertise to help troubleshoot site operations and generate reports for internal / external customers. Candidate will help reach departmental productivity and quality goals by maintaining low cycle times for process development and improvement. Work is expected to be accomplished in a fairly independent manner, with moderate supervision. Candidate will maintain exemplary attendance and be prepared to fulfill project specific needs occasionally requiring an extended or modified work schedule.

First Shift - Monday - Friday

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Safely perform operations to meet quality expectations.
  • Ensure quality throughout the process.
  • Assure you are adequately trained to perform tasks/assignments.
  • Perform multi-disciplined, established processes, assays and/or unit operations, primarily those requiring a higher level of skill and knowledge.
  • Clean-up equipment and working areas during and after operations.
  • Complete the volume of work required to achieve group/departmental goals and meet deadlines.
  • Contribute to support functions of the lab (e.g., maintain equipment, prepare reagents, restock lab supplies, waste disposal).
  • Communicate the status of operations and bring deviations to the attention of supervisor.
  • Provide complete and accurate records consistent with quality guidelines.
  • Ensure all applicable log books have been filled out completely as required by current procedures.
  • Interact with other departments as needed.
  • Participate as needed in quality audits.
  • Accurately perform procedure independently.
  • Identify problems and limitations of analysis.
  • Perform routine troubleshooting.
  • Review of final assays and procedures.
  • Interface with external customers.
  • In compliance with change control procedures, improve processes through application of scientific knowledge, experience, and principles.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Participate in process improvements under the guidance of a Supervisor or Scientist.
  • Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions.
  • Develop improvement ideas, review impact of changes and document all work.
  • Train personnel and act as a technical consultant as needed. Perform and interpret analytical evaluations of products and intermediates.
  • Supply information based on experience and knowledge.

Who You Are

Basic Qualifications

  • Education: BS or BA degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering or related life science required.
  • Experience:
    • 1+ year of Independent lab research or industrial experience desired
    • 6-12 months of training necessary to learn specifics of job adequately to work independently.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and Skills:
    • Knowledge in chemistry or biochemistry, math and general science.
    • Experience with safe chemical handling
    • Familiar with laboratory instruments and production equipment.
    • Process techniques and unit operations.
    • Analytical techniques and equipment.
    • Safe chemical handling methods.
    • Communication skills, oral and written.
    • Computer skills.
    • Mechanical skills.
    • Troubleshooting skills.
    • Interpersonal skills.
    • Organizational skills.
    • Laboratory and analytical skills.
    • Knowledge of ISO Quality standards.

 

ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEEDS

  • Chemical environment- Must be able to perform tasks while wearing personal protective equipment such as respirator or chemical protective clothing for extended periods.
  • May require occasional lifting and pushing of up to 50 pounds.
  • May require shift work.
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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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