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Thermo Fisher Scientific APR Media Production Operator - Weekend in Lenexa, Kansas

When you are 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.


Direct and coordinate efforts of the production personnel in their area of responsibility by supporting, planning, organizing and controlling production with a goal of increasing efficiency, quality and productivity.

Varying shifts available!


  • Arrive to work on time and work during scheduled hours, working additional overtime as needed.

  • Follow all written procedures. Report discrepancies in procedures (SOP's, DHR's, etc.) to the Area Supervisor.

  • Maintain good personal hygiene. Wear designated uniform maintained in good condition.

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment as required. Refer to job specific job Safety Analysis.

  • Perform all work activities in a safe manner. Maintain a safe and clutter free work area. Clean up all spills immediately.

  • Listen to, follow and relay written and verbal instructions in English.

  • Report property damage and /or safety hazards to the Supervisor, Human Resources, Safety Specialist or Senior Management immediately.

  • Document accurately and check personal work for quality and compliance.

  • Efficiently and safely operate assigned machinery. Perform simple maintenance and report malfunctioning equipment immediately to Supervisor or Lead.

  • Demonstrate job functions to coworkers as needed.

  • Continuously monitor product for defects.

  • Assist with inventory process as requested.

  • Work cooperatively and efficiently with coworkers in all departments with little supervision to achieve team, department and company goals.

  • Efficiently and safely operate assigned machinery. Perform simple maintenance and make necessary adjustments.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area. This includes all assigned equipment.

  • Accurately dispense required additives to media and properly perform technique of getting pH balance as needed.

  • Package products as required.

  • Complete production assignments in a timely manner and in accordance with departmental schedules.

  • Obtain correct materials for operation needs from warehouse or staging area.

  • Read, understand, and complete required documentation. All paperwork shall be accurately and neatly completed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for insuring the safe and proper performance of procedures associated with the production line you are working on.

  • Organize production flow, making sure that materials are available, estimating progress of line, and scheduling breaks while corresponding to production time schedule.

  • Do document review and production checks on your work.

  • Maintain a disciplined environment and enforce departmental and company policies.

  • Investigate and remedy, when possible, production failures.

  • Set up and adjust machine to run a variety of sizes and types using tools to adjust machine.

  • Help to maintain quality assurance on your position at all times.

  • Sign off on DHR's in proper places and fill in pertinent information in accordance to SOP's.

  • Comply with all company personnel policies.

In addition, other duties may be assigned as the need arises.


  • You'll have a High School diploma or equivalent

  • You'll have a minimum of 1 year of experience in a manufacturing or regulated environment; aseptic experience in a medical device or pharmaceutical environment preferred

  • You'll be a critical thinker, extremely detail oriented and confident in making quick decisions

  • You'll communicate well, both verbally and written in English, and be comfortable performing basic math

  • You'll enjoy learning while being flexible and adaptable in a changing environment

  • You'll have a strong sense of accountability and a safety mindset

  • You'll enjoy working with others and making a positive impact

  • You'll enjoy learning about and working with machines

  • You'll be able to push/pull up to 600lb kettles, be comfortable standing for long periods of time (around 10 hours a day) and be able to see and distinguish colors

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.