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Job Information

ThermoFisher Scientific Lead Mfg Equipment Maintenance Technician in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. For more information, please visit

Location/Division Specific Information: Our Hillsboro site produces world-class electron microscopes used by scientists and engineers to drive innovation around the globe. This role works collaboratively to produce-high quality components used in the world’s finest microscopes operated by scientists like Nobel prize winners and researchers who imaged the COVID-19 virus. The machine shop Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician (Machinist) is responsible for operating specialized machining equipment to produce parts according to the established parameters and specifications. This position collaborates with the entire site but reports directly to the Manufacturing Manager.

Apply now to join a growing company with the opportunity to excel in your career as well as earn incentive bonuses and career development training. Thermo Fisher offers a $1,000 sign on bonus, competitive benefits like Medical, Dental, Vision, generous tuition assistance, Paid Time Off, 401K, plus employee Stock Ownership Program for all full-time employees!

What will you do?

  • Operating industrial machinery which can include a manual operated lathe, Bridgeport or Kent mills, grinders, and tolerancing equipment

  • Machine setup includes loading tooling, setup system parameters, set tolerance levels and cutting speeds

  • Translates the requirements of drawings into measurements for production while inspecting parts to ensure that technical and quality standards are met.

  • Ability to connect with leadership regularly to discuss technical barriers to execution.

A day in the life: Thermo Fisher Scientific Hillsboro campus is on the cutting of global technology in pursuit of enabling our Customers to make the world a Healthier, Cleaner and Safer place:

  • Employee accomplishments and career achievements are acknowledged via our APPRECIATE program

  • Daily Team Meetings held to address barriers to production and to highlight employee wins

  • Employees are actively involved with exciting new and emerging products

  • All feedback is considered valuable and is captured via our Just Do It task program

  • Training is routinely provided either as On the Job or via our Thermo Fisher University online portal

How will you get here?


  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • A 2-year trades degree preferred with 2+ years of experience as a Machinist or a combination of education and experience that demonstrate the required skills. Military Technical Training in lieu of technical degree may also be considered.


  • At least 2 years of validated experience in a job-related industry with proficiency in CNC machine programming preferred

  • Previous experience using precision machining equipment preferred (CNC Lathe, 5CNC Machine, Band Saw, Drill Press, Power tools, Centroid Software Suite, etc.)

  • Experience with ACU-RITE CNC interface software a plus

  • Experience in lean manufacturing, 6S and continuous improvement a plus

  • Experience with Windows-based and MS Office programs a plus (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs

  • Skill to read drawings and turn raw material into the desired component while also performing basic troubleshooting of machine shop tools down to the component and software level

  • Knowledge of taking measurements and applying mathematics to achieve the intended result while holding tolerances to .0005”

  • Proven ability in successfully working in a fast paced manufacturing environment

  • Able to follow detailed work instructions then optimally complete assigned tasks

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems independently as well as collaboratively

  • Ability to support projects, perform training and work efficiently as part of cohesive teams

  • Self-motivated, self-starter with strong organizational skills

  • Comfortable in a cleanroom environment using appropriate PPE as needed

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, successful in partnering with colleagues of differing cultural, language and educational backgrounds

We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan

  • A wellness program, and valuable health incentive opportunities for company contributions to a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Employee assistance program

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and volunteer time off in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000 colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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.

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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.