Offers “Merckgroup”

40 days agoMerckgroup

Sr. Associate Production Scientist

  • Sheboygan Falls (Sheboygan)
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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 Associate Production Scientist at MilliporeSigma will produce chemicals, run advanced and complex assays and interpret analytical results while requiring minimal supervision. Required to continuously seeking to improve procedures and processes cutting costs and/or increase efficiency. Independently comes up with ideas to improve processes through review of chemical literature and ensures others can duplicate results. Investigate and recommend corrective action for assays or instrumentation.


·  Write, validate, and train staff in ISO and cGMP procedures.
·  Interact with customers, vendors and others throughout the corporation as required.
·  Set up equipment, produces chemicals (existing catalog items, new products, lost suppliers, takeovers, or customs) and/or runs analytical tests.
·  Ensure quality specifications for final products are met. Investigates root cause of all variances for cGMP products.
·  Identify problems, locate source and recommend course of action for stock or in-coming materials that do not meet specifications.
·  Document results and observations per department guidelines.
·  Monitor progress of reactions or analytical tests.
·  Review stock status, sales or demand and changes priority of work as necessary.
·  Investigate and recommends new technology and process improvements, training new chemists, and reviewing procedures.
·  Suggest improvements for procedures and tests changes in laboratory.
·  Perform library research independently coming up with alternatives for process or procedure improvement.
·  Evaluate, justify, and recommend new instrumentation to supervisor.
·  Train new chemists and operators on procedures, techniques, and systems.
·  Help others helping solve problems. May serve on committees to improve department, site or company performance. Committees may focus on safety, inventory, output, costs, etc.
·  Works on improving procedures to cut costs, reduce safety hazards, raise purity or suggest changes to procedure to improve batch-to-batch consistency.
·  Handle more difficult process improvements than chemists.
·  Rewrite production, analytical or ISO procedures following departmental guidelines. Perform technically advanced or complex assays.
·  Perform assays accurately, identify problems and limitations of analysis.
·  Rewrite procedure within deadlines when required.
·  Keep accurate and complete records, prepare written procedures as necessary.
·  Complete volume of work to meet departmental productivity and backorder goals.
·  Maintain equipment and laboratory and calibrate equipment as necessary.
·  Maintain a neat and orderly laboratory and office.
·  Stock supplies as required.
·  Leading department in supervisor’s absence or leading a small group in production. The time spent on this function may increase beyond 10%. In those cases, the amount of time producing chemicals or improving processes would be reduced.
·  Required to fill in for supervisor, ensuring work continues in their absence.
·  Take responsibility for actively interacting with members on the floor and helping to resolve issues. May use other supervisors or managers on site to help resolve issues.
·  Lead a small group of people across 3 shifts, ensuring clean shift handoffs, work being completed on all shifts.
·  Ensure smooth shift changeovers occur.
·  Schedule work, assigning work and ensuring work is completed.
·  Monitor problems with personnel, safety or equipment and reports problems to supervisor (especially in those departments running 3 shifts without a supervisor on all shifts).
·  Help to develop skills of less experienced employees by providing technical assistance and help when necessary.
·  Perform miscellaneous duties and tasks as assigned.
·  Have exemplary attendance and adherence to schedule.


Physical Attributes:

·  Wear appropriate protective gear, (hard hats, glasses/goggles, chemical resistant suits, gloves, safety shoes) and other personal protection equipment “PPE” to protect themselves from toxic or corrosive chemicals in the forms of liquids, solids, vapors or airborne particles.
·  View computer monitors for long periods of time.
·  Sit, stand, walk, reach above the shoulder, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch or crawl for long periods of time.
·  Use senses to avoid a potentially hazardous situation involving chemicals
·  Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and ability to push and pull heavy materials to complete assignment.
·  Lift more poundage with assistance.
·  Utilize close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus.
·  Utilize phones, computers, computer monitors and all office/laboratory equipment.
·  Type at a computer keyboard
·  Read CRTs/computer monitors.
·  Work in both a large-scale process environment and a glass lab environment.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

·  5+ years’ experience in Manufacturing, Laboratory, Production or other related fields and bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or other science related field OR
·  3+ years’ experience in Manufacturing, Laboratory, Production or other related fields and master’s degree Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or other science related field OR
·  7+ years’ experience in Manufacturing, Laboratory, Production or other relevant scientific fields


Preferred Qualifications:

·  MS chemistry
·  Ability to utilize computer for word processing, chemical ordering, and data entry is essential
·  Effective oral and written communication skills and basic mathematical abilities are required
·  Demonstrates knowledge of chemistry and can use this knowledge to independently solve problems and improve procedures while requiring minimal guidance
·  Has thorough understanding of department and company quality/operational policies and follows these policies
·  Highly advantaged knowledge of analytical techniques and chemistry
·  PC operation including basic knowledge of Legacy, Lotus Notes, Excel, Access and Word
·  Highly advanced knowledge of instrumentation: operation, validation, maintenance, and calibration



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Job Requisition ID:  231840

Location:  Sheboygan Falls

Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)

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