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Thermo Fisher Scientific QC Lead Technician 12 Hour Shift (Days) in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Title: Quality Control Lead Technician

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.

The BioProduction Division is one of the fastest growing businesses in the company, supporting developers and manufacturers of biological-based therapeutics and vaccines. ​With our portfolio of best-in-class products that span the bioprocessing workflow from discovery through large-scale commercial production, our business is driving performance in bioprocessing through collaboration with our customers .

How will you make an impact?

Within the Quality organization of the Chelmsford, MA facility, we are seeking an accomplished and skilled Quality Control Lead Technician who will be motivated by this exciting opportunity for a knowledgeable technician to take on a Lead role with our POROS workstream team to meet the fast-growing needs of our clients.

This position is on a 12-hour, 2-2-3 schedule, all night shifts (6:00pm to 6:00am).

What will you do?

Supporting the Quality Organization, the Quality Control Lead Technician will:

  • Following written procedures, perform analytical testing of In-Process, Product Release and Stability samples.

  • Adhere to in-house processes and procedures while maintaining compliance to ISO 13485 standards.

  • Inspect and approve raw materials, provide line clearances, and inspect finished goods

  • Quickly identify issues that must be escalated to management

  • Maintain laboratory environment cleanliness and usability

  • I dentify and drive completion of improvement opportunities

  • Review data for completeness and accuracy

  • Train junior staff on Quality Control processes

  • Provide guidance for junior staff on laboratory issues

How will you get here?


  • HS diploma, or equivalent, with 7+ years of related Quality Control experience.

  • Associate's or equivalent degree from accredited college/university in relevant scientific discipline with 4+ years of related Quality Control experience.

  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree from accredited college/university in relevant scientific discipline with 2+ years of related Quality Control experience.


  • Must be able to work safely with chemicals, biologics and hazardous material

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Read, understand and follow written procedures exactly

  • Knowledge of Quality standard (e.g., ISO 13485, FDA, ICH) guidelines.

  • Familiarity with SAP, Agile, E1, LIMS or other electronic data/document management systems

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

  • Flexibility to adapt to a dynamic environment and adjust activities to meet the needs of the business while maintaining a focus on Quality.

  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and organizational skills with good attention to detail.

  • Working knowledge of UV-Vis, FTIR and other analytical instruments is desirable

  • Experience training other staff is a plus.

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.

Apply today!

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.

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.