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Thermo Fisher Scientific Supplier Quality Source Inspector in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 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. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com .

Job Title: Supplier Quality Source Inspector


This position can be located in Santa Clara, CA, Minneapolis-St Paul, MN or Springfield, MO.

Travel: 50-75%, North America

How will you make an impact?

Join us as we expand our business and quality department, which is focused on revolutionizing the way things are done in our industry. This role brings you the opportunity to firmly apply your stamp to our products, now and well into the future. Join us in creating amazing and functional experiences.

What will you do?

  • Work in the field, as a Quality Source Inspector, under minimal or no supervision, with latitude for independent action and decision making

  • Perform electrical and mechanical inspection and validation to ensure the quality of the product that includes but not limited to stainless-steel vessels, hardware, electrical box, and controllers at the Fabricator site

  • Operate various inspection tools and equipment to verify surface finish, welds, electrical connections and dimensions.

  • Assist or lead the Factory Acceptance Testing preparations for Engineers and Customers.

  • Checks supplier's work and progress to ensure conformance to specifications

  • Plans, perform and report the outcome of the evaluation with internal teams and make recommendations as appropriate.

  • Documents inspection results by completing reports, logs, summarizes the observed nonconformances, and track defect trends

  • Collaborate with vendors to improve product quality

  • Perform inspection and validation activities in a safe and healthy manner and works following established Thermo and/or supplier environmental health and safety requirements.

  • Review drawings for accuracy and completeness

  • Effectively communicate deviations and inaccuracies with the team and record the findings

  • Perform the electrical functional test, verify firmware revision, parameters and update the firmware as appropriate.

How will you get here?


  • High school diploma or equivalent required + relevant experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering or Technology related field or equivalent a plus

Experience :

  • Three (3) years of related work experience in a mechanical and/or electrical engineering or manufacturing environment as a Quality Inspector, Validation, Manufacturing or Quality Engineering or equivalent role.

  • Experience working with stainless steel production as a supplier/fabricator field source inspection is a plus.

  • Experience working in a bioproduction manufacturing environment desired

  • Experience or familiarity with inspection procedures and activities

  • Familiarity working with ERP systems, Document Control systems

  • Understanding stainless steel containers for the manufacturing of Pharmaceutical/Food/Cosmetic Grade Fabrication (weld, finishes, etc.) desired

  • Use of Tape Measure, Profilometer, Optical Tachometer, and a variety of hand tools

  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret quality specifications, geometrical tolerancing, and drawing requirements

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate for win-win with vendors and internal stakeholders

  • Ability to read and understand electrical and mechanical assembly drawings a must

  • Attention to detail for documentation completion

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in all written and verbal contexts

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively leverage Microsoft office suite and tablet devices

  • Understand and know how to use proper PPE in a Manufacturing environment

  • Technical or Engineering background preferred

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.

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.