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Thermo Fisher Scientific Formulation Technician I in Florence, South Carolina

Job Title: Formulation Technician I

Requisition ID: 155367BR

When you're 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.

Location/Division Specific Information

Florence, South Carolina

This position is rotating 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off rotating nights and days every 2 weeks. Hours are 6:15am-6:45pm on day shift, or 6:45pm-6:15am on night shift. This does include working weekends and holidays.

How will you make an impact?

Monitors all operations of designated chemical process to ensure safe chemical procedures, quality standards and compliance with regulatory requirements for working with and handling raw materials, production intermediates, and final products.

What will you do?

  • Operate automated and manual chemical process equipment and conduct associated activities such as sampling, chemical/material handling, cleaning and maintenance in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, current Good Manufacturing Procedures and Safety guidelines.

  • Maintain a clean and safe process area.

  • Perform manual and computer operations (PCR-2A and PLC) to manufacture chemical intermediates and finished products ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies, as well as company policies and procedures.

  • Monitor all operations of designated chemical process to ensure safe chemical procedures, quality standards and compliance with regulatory requirements. Adhere to Safety & Environmental guidelines/policies as well as cGMP and other applicable regulatory agencies.

  • Accurately record and analyze against standards all processing data gathered from instruments, DCS, PLC's, Pi, BDR, LIMS, etc. to ensure operating standards are met. Make approved adjustments as appropriate to maintain process parameters within designated limits.

  • Make recommendations regarding improving process operations.

  • Obtain samples of process streams or products in accordance with company procedures; submit samples to IPC Lab or perform tests to determine specific properties; Record/analyze results and take appropriate action.

  • Inspect finished product to assure adherence to specifications such as appearance, foreign substances and packaging or labeling requirements as required.

  • Receive and check raw materials and chemical intermediate deliveries and complete appropriate records in accordance with company procedures (MFP's/EOP's/LOP's/SOP's).

  • Administer, document and maintain the Quality Systems conformance to regulatory requirements and company policies where appropriate through effective utilization of Quality Systems tools, as well as direct actions.

  • Performs all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and Safety guidelines. Maintains the necessary compliance status required by company and facility standards.

  • Will require successful completion of Phase I of the Process Tech On -The Job Training program/process involving learning/applying Chemical Technology, Math and Chemistry or must have equivalent experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

How will you get here?


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Higher level of education or relevant mechanical experience or demonstrated aptitude is strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Good knowledge and understanding of basic equipment.

  • Good problem-solving skills and logical approach to solving problems.

  • Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills to foster the team environment.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations.

  • Ability to apply basic mathematical principles.

  • Strong attention to detail and drive to accomplish the job timely, accurately and safely the first time is required, as well as the ability to work closely and effectively in a team environment.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of Good Manufacturing processes and the knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical processes, equipment, instrumentation, and procedures.

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.