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ThermoFisher Scientific Engineer II, Manufacturing Engineering in Lenexa, Kansas

Work Schedule

First Shift (Days)

Environmental Conditions

Able to lift 40 lbs. without assistance, Adherence to all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safety Standards, Loud Noises (Equipment/Machinery), Some degree of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required (safety glasses, gowning, gloves, lab coat, ear plugs etc.), Standing for full shift, Strong Odors (chemical, lubricants, biological products etc.)

Job Description

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do meaningful work and join a team that values performance, quality, and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization, you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and chances to create significant contributions to the world.

Location/Division-Specific Information

Lenexa, KS (Kansas City Metro) / Microbiology Division

How will you make an impact?

We are seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team and help us improve our production processes and systems. You will be responsible for managing capital projects across different locations. You will also collaborate with other engineers, contractors, suppliers, and staff to ensure our manufacturing procedures follow safety and environmental standards.

To be successful as a Manufacturing Engineer, you should have experience in project management and problem-solving skills. You should be able to work independently and as part of a team and communicate effectively with various stakeholders. Due to the high visibility of this role, it will require very effective management and communication at multiple levels of the organization.

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day production support

  • Designing and implementing manufacturing processes, including process flow, equipment, and tooling layouts.

  • Collaborate with the maintenance, process, and operation teams to identify process improvements, analyze production data, and implement changes to enhance productivity, reduce costs, and improve quality.

  • evaluate and select appropriate equipment, machinery, and tooling for manufacturing processes.

  • Responsible for managing capital projects across different Lenexa KS sites

  • Lead multi-functional teams, including designers, software developers, and procurement, as well as directly leading technical installation teams at the customer sites

  • Balance project risk and uncertainty through risk management and mitigation plans.

  • Develop financial business models to understand the total cost of ownership and revenue generation to support capital investment decisions

  • Provide status reports to senior management and proactively raise concerns when required

  • Ensure the project budgets are maintained and quarterly revenue goals are met


  • A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering is required

  • 4+ years of demonstrated project experience in a complex manufacturing environment

  • Ability to influence and inspire change while building solid relationships with our businesses and vendors

  • Demonstrated ability to implement process, system, and structure in a fast pace complex environment

  • Demonstrated ability to translate tactical business plans into strategic and operational plans

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.