Thermo Fisher Scientific Packaging Technician in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description

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.

The BioPharma Services Division (BSD) of Thermo Fisher Scientific is a cohesive group of businesses that play a critical/integral part in delivering life saving and life-enhancing therapies for tens of thousands of patients globally. BSD partners with pharmaceutical and biotech customers around the world to ensure the right patients get the right therapies in the right doses at the right time – a concept that we internally embrace as “There is a Patient Waiting.” Our unique blend of services include project management, packaging, distribution, transportation management and specialty logistics, ancillary supply management, clinical supply optimization, bio-repository storage, kitting and much more. Our more than 2600 employees in over 15 countries work hard every day knowing that what they do matters.

How will you make an impact? As the packaging technician you will be required to follow all applicable standard operating procedures and supervisory instructions to ensure compliance with customer specifications and cGMPS’s. You will also be responsible for the proper assembly of clinical supplies following the batch paperwork. This position is for employees who are capable of performing most phases of clinical packaging but still require supervision in some areas.

What will you do?

  • Applies Good Manufacturing Principles in all areas of responsibility.

  • Reviews batch paperwork and follows supervisor instructions to understand and perform the necessary packaging procedures required for assembly of each study.

  • Cleans packaging rooms and machinery in accordance to Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Principles.

  • Performs manual and automated filling and packaging of blistered and bottled pharmaceutical products independently and approves in-process products at other stations.

  • Performs and ensures proper card and drug placement using various secondary card sealing machinery.

  • Assists in staging and reconciliation of components as required.

  • Performs final check of work in-process and finished products and then packs these goods into appropriately labeled containers.

  • Accepts or rejects in-process clinical supplies according to acceptability standards determined by Good Manufacturing Principles, customer requirements, and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Labels and assembles both blinded (following a randomization schedule) and open clinical supplies in conjunction with other FCS personnel ensuring proper label placement.

  • Accurately counts out and prepares packaging supplies to ensure proper accountabilities prior to and at the completion of a job order.

  • \How will you get herAssists Quality Assurance personnel, Production Supervisors and Line Leaders in staging and reconciliation of components as required.

How will you get here?


High school diploma, or GED


  • Ability to read, write and complete basic mathematics calculations.

  • Must have GMP (Good Manufacturing Principles) and Standard Operating Procedures experience.

  • Ideally 1 year of experience in a packaging or production-type setting.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • This position requires hand-eye coordination, manual and finger dexterity, attention to detail, and the ability to do repetitive tasks and learn new ones with assistance from supervisors and fellow employees. In addition, accurate counting and understanding of batch paperwork is necessary to ensure proper assembly of clinical studies.

  • Dexterity and ability to perform limited packaging operations.

  • Withstand long periods of standing and exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10 to 25 lbs. of force frequently to move objects.

  • Will need to wear personal protective equipment such as respirators and protective eyewear as required.

  • Allergies to specific drugs, like penicillin and cephalosporin, may disqualify individuals from performing these duties.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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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