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Material Handler I

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Massachusetts, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

Job Description

Operations Technician I

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

How will you make an impact?

We want enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, standout colleagues that will make a difference for our customers and fellow colleagues every day. The impact you will have could be anything from delivering products that help a scientist discover a cure for cancer to helping a nurse care for a patient effectively because they have the right equipment.

A Day in the Life:

  • Receiving, examining, sorting, arranging, counting, storing, picking, and packing items for storage and/or shipment in accordance with established procedures and customer requirements.
  • Using an inventory management system for data entry, sample tracking, and management of samples.
  • Preparing and filing routine documentation.
  • Maintaining quality metrics.
  • Participating in process improvement activities.
  • Operating material handling equipment (e.g., hand truck, pallet jack, forklift etc.).
  • Working in and out of a +4c walk-in Cold Room and -20c walk-in Freezer.
  • Handling material and specimens stored at temperatures down to -196c.

Keys to Success:


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Requires a minimum of 6-months proven experience.
  • Experience with Inventory Control and/or with a life science company is a plus.
  • Knowledge gained by working in an FDA regulated environment using Good Document Practices.
  • Experience using handheld scanners, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) or lean tools is preferred.
  • Requires knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to stand and move about the warehouse for significant periods of time (involving walking, stooping, bending, and reaching) required.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Desire to work as part of a team, but also able to work independently and solve problems quickly.
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs and push up to 70 lbs frequently and 100 lbs occasionally.

We offer competitive salary, an annual incentive bonus plan, and a range of other employee benefits!

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Accessibility/Disability Access

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