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Thermo Fisher Scientific Lab Support Inventory Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

This position is focused on service delivery excellence for UnityTM Lab Services. Specific activities relative to the job function could include the portfolio of services provided including: order entry, order management, operating customer procurement systems, stockroom services, material handling, shipping/receiving, chemical tracking, and glass wash operations. May also include lab-based tasks including media/reagent preparation and cell culture support operations.

This position is located in Cambridge, MA

What will you do?

  • Inventory Stockroom management, dispensing of product, and follow direction / coordination of affiliated stockroom activities.

  • Perform on-site program replenishments and disbursements using the operations order management system.

  • Perform stockroom duties to include receiving, put-away and detrashing of cardboard, stock rotation, cycle counts, and other functions according to customer requirements.

  • Management of third-party products.

  • Lab Support Services: COVID-19 testing support that includes sample management in the LIMS system. Requires packaging of the samples and coordinating the shipping to the proper shipping location.

  • Day to Day Lab upkeep: Refill/Restock labs along with general housekeeping of supporting the labs checking on spills, overflowing trash, emptying boxes, answering questions from scientists.

  • Sample Management: includes create labels for shipping, package material and stage on loading dock.

  • Shipping and Receiving: support Includes but is not limited to checking shipping and receiving dock and alerting the scientists when items are received.

  • Autoclave: Collect dirty glassware from lab sinks and setup autoclave.

  • Waste Management: Check & Collect daily Biohazard Waste. Includes packing them and put them ready for pickup locations.

  • Chemical Management Service support: receiving chemicals, registering in Environmental Management System (EMS) and barcoding.

  • Maintaining the Chemical Safety Data Sheets in EMS.

  • Routine chemical product scanning/cycle counting to reconcile in EMS.

  • Promote a safe work environment through various safety initiatives within functional area.

  • Participate in individual or group projects that can include, cost savings analysis, learning groups, writing job training methods, and leading team meetings.

  • Serve as the first point of contact for any Glassware, Inventory, Media and Shipping/Receiving, chemical mgt. matters or concerns, including Service Level Agreements, and staff interactions.

  • Report internal/external metrics to Site Supervisor/Sr. Manager.

  • Maintain safety awareness, by maintaining and authoring Work Instructions, assisting with Job Hazard Assessments, and performing PPE assessments.

  • Follow well defined procedures as outlined by Best Practices, SOP's & work instructions.

  • Take direction from Site Supervisor

  • Independently makes decisions and utilizes available resources to meet customer requirements.

  • Analyzes/maintains/reconciles various customer and Thermo Fisher reports to ensure customer and Thermo Fisher requirements are met.

  • Demonstrates proficiency at capturing, presenting and explaining job or site-specific performance metrics.

  • Communicates any customer issues or potential problems.

  • Promotes personal growth and development by staying abreast of new policies and enhancements without the presence of site trainer and management team.

  • Listens to customer concerns, effectively diffuses dissatisfaction, and quickly identifies course of action with a goal of first call resolution within established turnaround times.

  • Works effectively with a diverse cross-functional team.

  • Embraces Practical Process Improvement (PPI) methodologies.

  • Access & utilize Thermo Fisher Scientifics' Intranet and SharePoint document management system.

  • Positively represent Thermo Fisher Scientific at all times throughout customer locations.

  • Attend required training sessions.

  • Participate in projects and perform other duties as assigned.

How will you get here?


  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Associates Degree in a related field is required

  • Bachelors Degree in a related field is preferred

  • 1-3 years of similar experience is required

  • Experience in a laboratory work setting preferred

  • Experience in Research environment preferred

  • DOT/IATA certification preferred

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Displays a high level of confidentiality for both customer and Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Must maintain Thermo Fisher Scientifics' Four-I Values

  • Proven excellence in customer service skills

  • Detail oriented, problem solver, promotes team environment

  • Computer/software skills (i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to establish and foster positive customer relationships

  • Strong communication skills and proactive approach in all duties

  • Demonstrate expertise in the ability to identify inefficiencies in any process and make recommendations for improvement

  • Ability to instantly adapt to a flexible and changing schedule

  • Ability to self-manage and operate independently

  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency in completing work assignments.

  • Good time management and organizational skills

  • Must be able to work overtime as required

Working Conditions:

  • Works primarily at customer locations, in office environment to include cubicles and/or in and around shipping/receiving docks, stock rooms, storage locations and laboratory environments

  • May be required to work independently within customer location

  • Extensive walking/standing may be required for 75-85% of the day

  • May pass through areas where chemical based allergens may be in use (such as penicillin, tetracycline, etc)

  • Must possess motor skills appropriate to the task

  • Must be able to lift, push and pull 30-40 pounds consistently; may be required to lift 50 lbs.

  • May be able to use material handling equipment such as push carts and pallet jacks

  • Depending on area of building, personal protective equipment may be worn to include lab coats, coveralls, hood, facemask, hairnets and/or safety gloves

  • Some areas require steel toe shoes, bump hats and/or safety glasses

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities associated with this role.

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.

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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.