Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Location: Rockville, MD Employment Type: Full Time Date Posted: 09/10/2021 Expire Date: 10/31/2021 Job Categories:
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Other, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Sr Material Handler
At Fisher BioServices, we specialize in the management of critical biological materials in support for the advancement of cell therapy, high value biologics, and population-based public health research. We provide customized end-to-end chain of custody solutions for our large pharmaceutical clients and partners in academia and government, ensuring the integrity and efficacy of their valued material from the manufacturer to the bedside. Fisher BioServices is a brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, and member of the Clinical Trial Division. To learn more please visit www.fisherbioservices.com.
The Senior Operations Technician is responsible for the receipt, inventory, storage, withdrawal and shipment of biological specimens, samples, clinical agents, and materials from multiple commercial and government clients. These materials are stored at temperatures ranging from ambient (room temperature) to -196°C with potentially hazardous properties. This position uses database applications and standard precautionary procedures to work independently, be self-directed, communicate effectively, and use good judgment when making decisions. Internal or external client interaction occurs under the mentorship of experienced professionals or technical staff. This position may also participate in label printing. As a Sr. Technician, this position evaluates, and orders materials needed for specific repository tasks and acts as an on‐the‐floor first line resource/responder to database troubleshooting and queries by staff/clients. This position requires the ability to implement a diverse knowledge of technical, operative or administrative methods and practices found within the repository industry.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares samples or clinical agents for pickups, courier deliveries, and shipments.
Works closely with managers to support customer inquiries, discrepancies, inventory maintenance and database updates.
Responsible for using an inventory management system for data entry, sample tracking, and management of samples.
Maintains files for validation of data and preparation of queries, reviews accumulated data for accuracy and prepares reports of information and sample data.
Performs internal specimen consolidation and other inventory management projects
Participates in process improvement activities.
Receives, handles and inventories specimens of human, animal, and/or plant origin
Assures compliance to cGMP parts 210 and 211 and company quality systems.
Follows standard operating procedures (SOPs), facility safety guidelines, and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requirements
Role models behavior consistent with values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation & Involvement.
May be required to travel to other local facilities to meet business needs.
Compiles inventory data for report preparation.
Mentors and participates in the training of peers according to SOPs in the effective use of equipment, methods of storage and retrieval, and systematic data entry.
Assists in the development of controlled documentation for the operation.
Conducts investigations to understand specimen movement history and recommends solutions for inventory inaccuracies. This includes resolving complex discrepancies involving ID modifications/duplicate or redundant entries, and multi‐field corrections.
Verifies material prior to shipment and confirms accuracy of data entry records for incoming material.
Mid‐process pick‐up of projects initiated by others and recommends path forward; seeing project to final accurate conclusion.
Day‐to‐day coordination of multiple repository projects in process.
May be involved in the ordering of materials/supplies and processing of invoices on behalf of the department
Other duties as assigned.
Basic Minimum Qualifications:
The qualifications listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability. To perform this job optimally, the candidate:
Requires proven track record of effective verbal and written communication.
Requires sophisticated knowledge of Windows office suite, including advanced ability to analyze data and prepare reports using Microsoft Excel.
Requires experienced ability to work with methods to handle, process, and store specimens using a computerized system.
Requires knowledge of Universal Precautions, general laboratory and quality assurance/control.
Has a valid driver’s license and good driving record, if required to transport material.
Has good professional judgment when working with clients.
Has ability to role model positive behaviors including a high level of integrity and reliability.
Requires strong logic and problem-solving skills.
Must be self-motivated and able to function and complete tasks without continual oversight and direction.
Requires High School Diploma; Prefer a bachelor’s degree in a Science related field.
Requires 2+ years repository work experience with data entry, shipping/receiving, sample management.