Manufacturing Tech 3

Posted 03 Apr 2019

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 189294


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

Provide support for the manufacturing of products according to established protocols. Perform operations in support of the group and department.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Move materials, supplies and equipment in and out of department.
    • Receive materials, supplies or equipment and place in proper storage locations.
    • Transport materials, supplies or equipment as requested.
    • Assist in maintaining adequate stock levels of materials and supplies available for use.
    • Maintain stockroom
    • Manage Manufacturing waste removal and requests waste transfers


  • Set up, prepare and manufacture products according to current manufacturing procedures
    • Perform designated processing such as resin regeneration, analytical work, container filling, dryer unloading, sampling of deionized water, sampling for cleanroom monitoring or other processing as required.
    • Clean and store equipment
    • Perform minor repairs and equipment set-up with guidance
    • Identify malfunctions when they exist. Utilize appropriate decision making to correct the malfunction
    • Set up equipment to perform specific unit operations such as unloading trucks, freeze drying products, or resin regeneration. Set up equipment prior to scheduled delivery whenever possible.
    • Start, operate, and stop unit operations.
    • Identify malfunctions in equipment operation and, with appropriate approval, take corrective actions, such as reconfiguring equipment, adjustment of set points or adjusting operating parameters.
    • Perform minor repairs and routine maintenance. Submit work orders for repairs when appropriate.
    • Follow up to ensure repair is prompt and complete.
    • Ensure unit operations are controlled to optimize efficiency and throughput.
    • Accurately perform analytical testing and inspections to determine acceptance/rejection of materials.
    • Transport chemicals and equipment to and from process areas.
    • Schedule deliveries and processes as needed or requested
    • 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
    • Report unit operations that appear to be outside of normal state/status to supervision and or shift lead.
    • Report equipment failures and work with repair personnel to correct problems.
    • Control unit operations to optimize quality, quantity and throughput.
    • 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.
    • Clean-up equipment and working areas during and after production operations
    • 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).


  • Monitor and clean environmentally controlled suite for department
    • Complete cleanings as necessary per OP based on work volume
    • Follow strict area gowning requirements
    • Complete required cleaning checks per OP
    • Ensure stock levels in the suite are adequate and restock when necessary
    • Assist in the coordination and execution of required calibrations in the suite
  • Communicate and document status of processes, products, and equipment
    • Communicate status if 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 or Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • Don, doff, use and clean personal protective equipment appropriately.
    • Be familiar with hazards common to assigned work and take action to correct unsafe situations.
    • Maintain good housekeeping in laboratory, process, and personal areas, maintaining a level of audit readiness.
    • Clean equipment and work area in compliance with established cleaning OP’s and quality systems.
    • Complete all documents requested or required in compliance with current quality systems and good documentation practices.
    • Label all in-process equipment and containers properly.
    • 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.
    • Use, clean, and store all personal protective gear appropriately.
    • Participate in required safety and quality training and other related activities.
    • Assist with the training of co-workers.
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement.
    • Participate in process improvements under the guidance of a supervisor or scientist.
    • Utilize appropriate gowning and aseptic techniques while performing production operations in a controlled environment.


Physical Attributes:

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

Who You Are:

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2+ years of college in the Life or Physical Sciences -OR- 2+ years of work experience in the Science/Pharmaceutical industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 Lab Technician program
  • 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

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 their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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