Chemical Filling/Packaging Associate in Richmond, Illinois at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 9/9/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: COR001525

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

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Position Summary—The position is responsible for the following:  review orders and produce product specified on work orders, complete manufacturing paperwork and supporting quality documentation and oversee efficient utilization of equipment and labor within the work cell to meet production schedules.  Follow standard work process and fellow department SOP’s.  Setting up of equipment per SOP.

Major Responsibilities 
  • Responsible and accountable for producing quality work to prescribed standards, with a focus on continuous improvement to meet customer commitments on schedule
  • Follows written work instructions.  Must maintain a safe work environment by adhering to all safety procedures including those which govern the handling of materials, chemicals, tools and equipment.  Proper use of required PPE
  • Operate equipment such as scales, volumetric glassware, peristaltic pumps, filters, and pneumatic filters
  • Accurately complete batch record documentation, all appropriate logbook entries, and GMP documentation
  • Perform inspection, labeling, and final packaging of the manufactured product
  • Cleans stills, other equipment, and relevant work areas
  • May occationally be required to work weekends and overtime, as needed.

Job Requirements


  • Experience working with chemicals (preferred)
  • Experience working in a factory environment
  • Mathematics (adding, subtracting, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages)
  • Communication—verbal and written with line leaders, managers and fellow workers
  • Ability to work through problems in an efficient and effective manner

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Intermediate computer skills, including emails and basic spreadsheet (data entry)
  • Mechanical aptitude

Language: English, Spanish a plus  

  • Must be goal oriented, results driven
  • Effectively communicate while wearing a respirator mask
  • Must be able to work effectively in a group and independently
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of normal job duties
  • Comfortable working in a fast-changing company environment and able to adjust workload based on changing priorities

Physical Demands & Working Environment
  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical demands:  
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear.  
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  

Work environment:  
  • While performing the duties of this job, most work is in a factory environment.  Lighting and temperature are adequate.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • May be requested to work overtime and weekends for special program events

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.