Production Scientist

Posted 27 Dec 2021

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 236405



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 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 a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.



US employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date unless an accommodation is granted by The Company. The Company uses the definition of fully vaccinated assigned by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for purposes of considering satisfaction of this requirement which is a condition of employment.


Your Role: 

At MilliporeSigma, the Production Scientist located in St. Louis, MO, supports our Large-scale natural extractives product line which includes Proteins, Enzymes, Nucleotides and Carbohydrates. You would As a shift lead, you will provide technical guidance to Associate and Senior Associate production scientists and Manufacturing technicians. You would be responsible for performing multi-disciplined, complex, and established processes, assays and/or unit operations, primarily those requiring a higher level of skill and knowledge. You would need to perform advanced troubleshooting utilizing technical knowledge. You may have to design basic experiments, evaluate data, and draw conclusions. You would also be responsible for writing and modifying procedures consistent with quality guidelines and improving processes under the guidance of a Senior Scientist and Supervisor. Process improvements include increased efficiency, safety, and quality. Lastly, in this role you’ll be interacting cross-functionally with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Packaging, Materials Management, Engineering and Maintenance.


  • Schedule, set-up and prepare products, both those with and without established protocols
  • Ensure quality and quantity of product throughout production process
  • Clean-up equipment and working areas after production operation
  • Coordinate appropriate disposal of waste with Environmental Services personnel and complete compliance documentation
  • Assuring he/she is adequately trained to perform the tasks/assignments
  • Communicate and document status of processes, products, and equipment and bring deviations to supervisor
  • Provide a complete and accurate batch record at the conclusion of production operations consistent with quality guidelines including Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) if applicable
  • Write and modify production procedures consistent with quality guidelines
  • Ensure all applicable logbooks have been filled out completely as required by current procedures
  • Review analytical procedures to ensure that they are currently used by Analytical Services
  • Perform necessary analytical tests and evaluate results during the process and at the completion of the run
  • Ensure purity of starting material, intermediates and final products are consistent with history and product specifications
  • Improve manufacturing processes through application of scientific knowledge and principals
  • Conduct independent investigations to solve production problems
  • Implement the scale-up of improvement ideas on new products and processes
  • Label all in-process equipment and containers properly
  • Participate in required safety and quality training and other related activities
  • Independently conduct investigations and implement ideas to develop processes and technology
  • Help in the training of individual co-workers
  • Give technical direction as necessary during operations



Physical Attributes

  • Perform tasks while wearing personal protective equipment such as respirator or chemical protective clothing
  • Lift/push/pull 80lbs
  • Rotational 12 Hour Day Shift:
    • Week 1 – Wednesday – Friday 6:30am – 7:00pm
    • Week 2 – Monday – Wednesday 6:30am – 7:00pm
    • Week 3 – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6:30:am – 7:00pm



Who you are: 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or related Life Science
  • 3+ years production experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • 6+ months of training necessary to learn specifics of job adequately to work independently
  • Process techniques and unit operations
  • Analytical techniques and equipment
  • Safe chemical handling methods
  • Communication skills, oral and written and experience with computers
  • Mechanical skills
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Laboratory and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of ISO Quality standards


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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