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Associate Production Scientist


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 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.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization.  External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.     

MilliporeSigma is immediately hiring for Associate Production Scientists for our team in Madison, WI and Verona, WI and offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus for 3rd and 5th shifts!  This is a challenging, hands-on, rewarding job opportunity for people who want to join a growing business. 


Benefits to working with our team include:


  • Sign on bonus of $10,000 for 3rd and 5th shifts, $7,500 for 4th, and $5,000 for 1st and 2nd!
  • Comprehensive, paid, on the job training program that allows our employees to quickly learn critical technical skills to excel in this role and rapidly progress in their careers.
  • Significant tuition reimbursement available!
  • Excellent benefits including 5 weeks of paid time off per year!


Your Role:


The Associate Production Scientist is primarily focused on performing required production operations to support the end users and patients of the compounds produced at MilliporeSigma. These responsibilities include but are not limited to executing existing production procedures, updating ancillary documents, and maintaining the safety and quality of the manufacturing environment.


  • Demonstrating proper lab safety practices, and work in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT, and other regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Functioning as a Primary Operator for a single group of GMP Production areas (i.e. Kilo Labs).
  • Perform and author deviation investigation reports of limited impact/scope.
  • Utilize and provide minor updates to a wide variety of written procedures, including batch records and existing operating procedures with assistance from a supervisor.
  • Author and execute document Corrective and Preventive Actions.
  • Help to identify and immediately correct equipment, process, and safety issues in the lab.
  • Function as a tier 1 project lead, as defined by manufacturing management.
  • Draft process specific reports and documents using a previously created approved template.
  • Mentor new employees by performing supplemental technical and on the job training.
  • Participate in a team-based, multi-shift manufacturing environment comprised of multiple facilities.
  • Provide departmental support through additional tasks as directed by management.


Shifts Available:


  • 1st - Monday - Friday 6:30am-3:00pm
  • 2nd - Monday - Thurs 1:00pm - 11:30pm
  • 3rd - Monday - Thurs 10:00pm - 7:30am
  • 4th - Friday - Sunday 6:30am - 7:00pm
  • 5th - Friday- Sunday 6:30pm - 7:00am


Physical Attributes: 


  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Lifting and moving up to 50 pounds with the assistance of equipment or teammates 
  • Working with highly potent / hazardous materials
  • Utilizing proper personal protective equipment which could include but is not limited to: respiratory protection such as dust masks, half/full face respirators, supplied air, etc, and full body protection such as disposable coveralls, hazmat suits, etc


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other Life Science discipline




  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 4+ years of pharmaceutical, chemical, or production manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office and Outlook tools, Electronic Document Management Systems, etc.)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to write technical documents
  • Mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Able to operate hand tools, calculators, and weighing / measuring devices
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Possess a high degree of motivation and are a self-starter
  • Ability to multi-task while paying close attention to detail

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If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


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As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

Job Requisition ID:  251583
Location:  Madison
Career Level:  B - Recent University Graduate(<1 year of experien
Working time model: 

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