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Bacterin Operator

Company: Elanco Animal Health Incorporated
Location: Fort Dodge
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

A Bacterin Operator will be responsible for the media addition, inoculation, down-streaming, dispensing and final filtration of live and inactivated Bacterial Antigen. Must be able to work independently with; minimal supervision in accordance with standard methods, standard operation procedures, and manufacturing directions using proper laboratory techniques. The operator must adhere to the policies.

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

* High school diplomaGED
* Communication Skills
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to train others.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively convey information in an appropriate and effective manner.
* Leadership Skills
* Ability to effectively lead, resolve conflict and function as a shift foreman.
* Mathematical Skills
* Perform calculations and conversions involving weights, volumes, and percentages.
* Reasoning Ability
* Demonstrated analytical skill / problem solving skills - identifies problems; recognizes symptoms, causes, and alternative solution.
* Knowledge and skill to recognize creative ideas that add value and are able to be implemented to improve efficiency, effectiveness and reduce complexity for department
* Mechanical Aptitude
* Demonstrated understanding of systems, equipment, and processes
* Demonstrated ability to set-up and troubleshoot equipment as required
* Computer Skills
* Experience with Windows Operating System.
* Organizational Skills
* Effective and efficient multitasking skills.
* Effective time management skills for self and others
* Comprehension and application
* Proficient reading, comprehension and application skills toward a diverse set of complicated tasks.
* Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Duties & Essential Job Description:

* Must be able to read, understand, and follow written procedures. Document operations with strict adherence to cGMP documentation practices
* Must be able to lift up to 60lbs. and hold above waist level while maintaining sterility
* Must be gowning and aseptically qualified
* Must be able to perform calculations and conversions involving weights, volumes and percentages
* Perform aseptic operations for production processes performed within the Bacterin area
* Proper operation of automated and semi-automated equipment used in relation to Antigen production. For example Sharples units and Concentrator Units
* May perform jobs of the lower grades as required including but not limited to general housekeeping
* Must have knowledge of the Fermentation vessels to be able to perform media additions/inoculate/harvest. General steaming knowledge
* Will be responsible for assembling, wrapping, sterilizing, delivery and maintaining inventory of Bacterins equipment and tanks and any other equipment/tank needs for the area as deemed necessary by department management
* Conduct one-on-one training with new bid employees under Supervision direction
* Routine and consistent attendance is necessary and important to the safety and operational policies and will be required to retain this bid
* May be subject to DEA background check
* Other Duties as Assigned.

Other Functions & Responsibilities:

* Assist higher Grade operators under supervision
* May perform jobs of the lower grades as required


* Additional Education and/or Equivalent Experience
* Successful completion of National Career Readiness Work Keys assessment
* Knowledge of Hazardous Waste Handling
* Knowledge of Decontamination and Sterilization
* Knowledge of Traffic Patterns
* Knowledge of or evidence of working with BPE methods
* Understanding of Basic GMP/Documentation practices
* Demonstrated ability and understanding of Safe working habits
* Understanding of Basic Laboratory Practices, Measurements, Biology and Microbiology
* Understanding of operating in an aseptic environment
* Ability to work in a team environment

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Keywords: Elanco Animal Health Incorporated, Des Moines , Bacterin Operator, Other , Fort Dodge, Iowa

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