Manufacturing Coordinator 1

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of an inquisitive team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of more than $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and chances to create significant contributions to the world.

Location/Division Specific Information

St. Louis, MO / Drug Substance Division - The Drug Substance Division is one of the five divisions that make up the Pharma Services Group. We specialize in both small and large molecule development and commercial drug substance services. This allows us to serve the needs of Small/Emerging, Mid-Sized, and Large Pharma sectors globally.

Shift Information :

This opening is for 6:00 PM - 6:30 AM. This is a 12- hour, rotating 2/2/3 schedule (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on - you will work every other weekend).

Discover Impactful Work:

The candidate will be responsible for the performance of operations in support of the manufacture of Commercial and Clinical Biologics while following Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and carrying out a variety of functions related to preparation and organization of the downstream processing manufacturing suites.

A day in the Life:

  • Ensure all consumables for production processes are accounted for upon delivery to stage process consumables in an organized manner for ease of use in production set-ups
  • Assist with acquiring and placement of raw materials and consumables.
  • Collaborate with planning and operations to ensure any missing components can be acquired timely.
  • Ensure material kits are complete and available for manufacturing use prior to set up of process step.
  • Support ancillary tasks on the manufacturing floor such as fit and finish, material stock/supply.
  • Assist with inventory management within the production suites and coordinates results with Inventory Leads and Procurement
  • Performs or assists with investigations when discrepancies of inventory are discovered
  • Assist in all manufacturing process functions, such as maintaining suite, supplies with site SOPs and policies.
  • Ensure tasks are completed with a method of prioritization - interpret production schedules and complete tasks accordingly.
  • Participate in shift exchanges, 1-1’s, meetings, attend meetings as necessary to facilitate area needs based on changes, etc. (lean activities).

Keys to Success:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. Associates in a relevant scientific field preferred.


  • 1+ years of experience in a related field (regulatory cleaning/manufacturing preferred)
  • Science experience related to pharmaceutical industry preferred but not required.
  • Must be a self-starter who can take general concepts and direction and produce desirable results.
  • Basic knowledge of GMP/GLP regulations in cGMP/cGLP manufacturing environment preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Understanding ‘why’ and not just the ‘how’ of processes and practices
  • Knowledge of cGMP practices, aseptic techniques, or chemical concepts seen as a plus


  • Proficient with PCs (Personal Computers) and use of Windows applications such as MS Excel, MS Word and MS PPT is required.
  • Inventory Management – SAP experience a plus
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Results driven

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions
  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal).
  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to standards procedures.
  • Ability to recognize problems developing, not just occurring

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.

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Job posted: 2023-08-24