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POST DATE 9/20/2017
END DATE 12/9/2017

MilliporeSigma Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis, MO
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


A career with us is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

Your role: To semi-automatically and automatically portion chemicals into containers, automatically and manually cap and label those containers per packaging specifications. Complete appropriate packaging documentation per FDA, ISO and GMP procedures and deliver products to inventory.


Assemble and package chemical kits Package Kits

Fill, cap and label chemical products Independently set-up and operate automated fill lines

Perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to semi-automated equipment

Organize and set-up the filling of large hazardous fills using equipment

Trouble shoot automated and semi-automated cappers

Manually fill liquids or powders

Utilize semi-automated equipment to fill liquids or powders

Fill products utilizing aseptic technique

Perform filling tasks in environmentally monitored controlled areas

Fill hazardous products

Transfer bulk utilizing peristaltic pumps

Filter bulk material using pumps and in-line filters or vacuum filters

Operate automated and semi-automated cappers

Manually torque caps with wrenches as necessary

Assist with loading bottles and pack-off during fill line operation

Set up and operate automated labelers

Hand label as necessary

Follow all quality and safety procedures. Support quality systems. Train operators on semi-automated filling equipment

Follow safety procedures at all times

Document all equipment used and verify calibration status

Don, doff, use and clean personal protective equipment appropriately

Be familiar with hazards common to assigned work and take action to correct unsafe situations

Participate in required safety activities such as training sessions, meetings, and safety inspections.

Develop and assist in the implementation of process improvement ideas

Train operators on general packaging, quality, and safety practices and documentation

Comply with the requirements of ISO 13485 and ISO 9001

Participate in building and departmental 5S activities. Maintain good housekeeping and audit readiness.

Who you are:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. College level chemistry coursework is desirable.

Experience: Related chemical packaging or scientific/laboratory experience is required. Position requires a minimum of 3 months experience in an ISO/GMP regulated environment.

Knowledge and Skills: Ability to set-up and troubleshoot automated packaging equipment

Safe chemical handling methods

Verbal and written communication skills

Strong PC skills

Mechanical skills including the ability to use pumps, electronic balances, and material handling equipment

Ability to train others and work in a team setting

Good time management and organizational skills

Strong math skills including metrics and conversions

Knowledge of ISO and GMP quality standards


Extended periods of standing and repetitive movements. Working with and in proximity of hazardous chemicals and human source materials.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is exposed to fumes or airborne particles and reactive, toxic or caustic conditions. The employee occasionally is exposed to extreme, non-weather related cold and heat, wet humid conditions, and vibration. The employee may work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment may be loud.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, reach above the shoulders, use feet to operate equipment and stoop, kneel, twist, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle materials and operate tools and equipment and stand. The employee may be required to wear an air helmet, mask, safety shoes, apron rubber and tyvek suits, protect gloves, and safety glasses and goggles while performing in this position. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 lbs. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.


MilliporeSigma is a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany.


Millipore Corporation (Millipore) is a life science company. The Company provides products and services that help its academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers advance their research, development and production In August 2009, the Company acquired BioAnaLab, a European-based services provider that specializes in the analysis of biologic drugs and vaccines.