Machine Operator/Mechanic

Posted 05 Mar 2020

Bellevue, Washington - United States

Req Id 204351


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

The manufacturing department manufactures, assembles and performs kitting activities to create food pathogen diagnostic test kits.

As a Hybrid Operator/Maintenance Mechanic you will be responsible for performing repairs, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting our swab assembly production line’s semi-automated pneumatic and electric assembly equipment.  You will also be trained to operate the assembly machine and be responsible for production activities related to our swab device.  Supporting the adherence to a weekly production schedule is paramount, you will possess a sense of urgency and proactiveness to prevent downtime, follow all safety requirements and ensure the quality of the assembly machine’s output.  The position is from 2:30 pm to 11:00pm Monday through Friday, requires ability to document the work you do, and requires adherence to all operational SOPs and their requirements.



Who You Are:

A team player that can work independently with little supervision after completing a training program.  Possess a working knowledge of ISO certification requirements, have strong written and verbal communication skills, possess a continuous improvement mindset, always searching for ways to increase throughput of an automated assembly machine.  You will be expected to coordinate maintenance activities with supervision to minimize downtime and lost production time.



Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 4+ years of experience within a manufacturing assembly operation.
  • 1+ years of maintenance experience with semi-automated pneumatic and electric assembly equipment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of inventory control.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical and pneumatic repair techniques.
  • Working knowledge of ISO or other regulated environments. (FDA, gMP etc.)
  • Exposure to LEAN manufacturing environments, or the principles LEAN
  • Exposure to working in clean room environments.


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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