Job Description

About Thermo Fisher Scientific NZ

Over 350 employees bring a wide variety of skills and expertise to deliver world-class science products and solutions. Our manufacturing and distribution sites in Auckland and Christchurch (and satellite sites scattered across the country) cover a vast product portfolio, including lab equipment and chemicals, life sciences, diagnostics, microbiology and analytical instruments. We deliver science solutions to a wide range of key markets such as academia and research; diagnostics and healthcare; environmental; food, dairy and beverage; industrial process; life sciences; pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical.

Manufacturing Technician

Reports to: Supervisor

Position Location: Penrose

Number of Direct Reports: NA

How you'll make an impact:

  • Work as part of a motivated, dynamic and diverse team to manufacture products that are used in the process of drug manufacturing to improve the human condition and ultimately save lives.

What will you do?

  • Day-to-day production activities in conformance with specifications, standard operating procedures, and cGMP/ISO principles.
  • In-process sampling and monitoring to assure batches meet specification.
  • Record information in real-time, accurate, legible and correct to guarantee traceability of Batch Manufacturing Records (BMRs) and QC test sheets.
  • Trouble shoot processes, procedures and product issues with the assistance of others.
  • Review and edit manufacturing documentation including batch manufacturing records (BMRs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Share your ideas for practical process improvement to advance quality, enhance customer allegiance and improve productivity.
  • Ensure a safe and healthy workplace by adhering to EHS policies and procedures.

How will you get here?

  • Natural communicator, both written and oral
  • Attention to detail
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Proactive, anticipate needs
  • Motivated to get the job done and motivates others
  • Takes ownership
  • Demonstrates flexibility
  • Ability to multi-task


  • Interpersonal skills – Relates openly, comfortably and professionally with diverse groups of people.
  • Teamwork/Cooperation – Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Embraces process improvement – Embraces continuous improvement by using company process improvements tools to improve processes and solve problems.
  • Problem solving/decision making – Seeks appropriate data and utilises available problem solving tools before making decisions.
  • Focuses on growth – Works to meet business goals set by management.


  • Academic qualifications – NCEA Level Two, or Sixth Form Certificate, with some Science and Mathematics related subjects, or a tertiary qualification preferably in Science.


  • Experience working in a manufacturing or laboratory environment is preferred.

Other Job Requirements:

What will put you ahead of the competition?

  • Experience with cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices).
  • Flexibility in hours of work, including overtime.

What’s in it for you?

  • Annual bonus scheme and health insurance
  • Work within a strong culture of process improvement
  • Opportunity to be part of project team(s)
  • Embedded and mature quality system
  • Drive your own professional development through our career framework, in-house training and online learning.

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