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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr Charge Technician HPLRF 2nd Shift in Asheville, North Carolina


  • Cleans, assembles and brazes products to print, work order and product specifications.

  • Checks connections for leaks using dry nitrogen pressure.

  • Visually inspects the unit before passing to the next cell.

  • Works safely and ensures best quality products within current takt times.

  • Fully engages with team and other associates to troubleshoot problems and drive continuous improvement in the plant.

  • Applies knowledge of metallurgy to determine best method to accomplish quality braze (brass, copper, steel).

  • Mounts compressor, condenser, and other components in specified locations on frames, using hand and power tools.

  • Selects torch tips, flux, and brazing alloys from work station instructions and/or Sequence of Events (SOE) or work orders.

  • Applies solder along adjoining edges of work pieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment.

  • Adjusts electric current and timing cycles of resistance on induction brazing machine to heat metals to bonding temperature.

  • Inspects and flushes condensers or evaporators with refrigerant detergent solutions.

  • Troubleshoots leak detections using helium sniffer equipment.

  • Evaluates brazed components to insure proper functionality and repair or rework as needed.

  • Utilize KANBAN cards to replenish inventory and communicate production needs to support areas, stock room, paint, etc.

  • Replaces components as instructed; reworks units rejected by quality control.

  • Moves units or positions pieces manually or using work aids such as casters, cranes or forklifts.

  • Utilizes computer to obtain work orders, order parts, production schedule, log failures and repairs, etc.

  • Troubleshoots work related problems by using technical expertise and input from other team members, Supervisor, Coordinators or Engineering team.

  • Performs other duties, provides support and coverage on all operations on line as requested by supervisor. Cross training and flexibility required.

  • Maintains clean and organized work area that supports co-workers as well as safety, efficiency, quality and customer demands.

  • Fully engaged, initiates activities that support department and team goals, suggests improvements in work methods and is actively involved with all of the team activities within the department.

  • Supports Continuous Improvement, PPI and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.

  • Trains and mentors new employees or transitioning workers in the area.

  • Communicates effectively within cell or with other departments to relay key information. Open to and asks for suggestions and opinions of others regarding production issues and goals.

  • Performs all job duties within ISO standards

  • Performs all duties using required safety procedures and equipment according to company policies and practices.

  • Performs all job duties consistent with the Code of Ethics and the 4-I Values, serves as a role model in the workplace.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires high school diploma or GED

  • Beginner computer skills.

  • Universal CFC Certification.

  • 1-2 year manufacturing experience

  • Ability to frequently lift up to 35 pounds. Standing, bending, reaching and handling bulky parts is common to the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow wiring diagrams and blueprints as shown in SOE. Ability to read and differentiate part numbers, labels and work instructions.

  • Preferred manufacturing experience .

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.