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Thermo Fisher Scientific Big Machine Operator - EBM 12 Hour Nights Penfield in Penfield, New York

When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will do important work, and you will be valued and recognized for your performance. With talented managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, you will find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How will you make an impact?

Thermo Fisher Scientific in Rochester is at the forefront of providing products to the medical and scientific communities, including products to support the global fight against Covid-19 (Diagnostics and Vaccine Production). As a Big Machine Operator in our Extrusion Blow Molding Department

you play an important role in inspecting, assembly and packing products!

12 Hour Nights – 6:45pm – 7:00am - Penfield, NY

What will you do?

  • Starts and stops the machine and may assist the set-up people in their duties, starting and breaking down set-ups.

  • Under the direction of Set-up or Supervisor, adjusts controls, remedies minor leaks and installs molds and components.

  • Under training to read and understand set-up sheets

  • Under the direction of Set-up, regulates extruder speed, centers parison, and performs related operations on blow molding machines.

  • Provides proper care of molds, recognizes mold damage.

  • Reports production problems and unsatisfactory quality to Supervisor and Set-up.

  • Identifies different resins and insures proper material is used.

  • Performs post molding operations as appropriate, including inspecting products; trimming, reaming and drilling; grinding flash and rejected products molded.

  • Cleans up work area including work table, machine components, and grinding system.

  • Keeps accurate production and time records as required.

  • As necessary, performs duties that are required by Shift Supervisor.

  • Alert Supervisor or Set-up personnel when problems first begin.

  • Adhere to all company and departmental work and safety rules.

  • Able to operate any machine or operation in department assigned

How will you get here?


  • High School Diploma or GED/HSE required

  • Basic reading, writing and math skills.

  • Previous Extrusion Blow Molding experience with basic mold set-up and machine adjustments required.

  • Familiar with resins used in extrusion processing. Also familiarization with secondary equipment preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

What Thermo Fisher Offers to Employees:

Competitive Pay!

  • $17-18 an hour base pay to start , with training wage increases after completion of six months.

  • 15% shift differential in addition to the base pay

  • As a New Hire you are eligible for a $1,500 Bonus

  • Annual Performance Based Incentive (Annual Target Bonus)

  • Annual Performance Base Merit Increase

Excellent Benefits!

  • Review our company’s Total Rewards (

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits-effective Day 1

  • Paid Time Off (120 hours per year)) & Holidays (7 core company and 3 floating holidays)

  • 401K Company Match up to 6%

  • Tuition Reimbursement – eligible after 90 days!

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Recognition Program

  • Charitable Gift Matching

  • Company Paid Parental Leave

  • Full Training Provided

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

  • Our shift patterns allow for incredible work-life balance.

  • Opportunity to work overtime

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of around $35 billion and over 90,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.