Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a "Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
This 1st shift Technician position is available at the Animal Health facility in De Soto, Kansas, located near Kansas City metropolitan area. The DeSoto facility is expanding operations to manufacturing vaccines and biologics for large and companion animals. Leveraging an experienced and innovative team environment, the key technologies at the site are biologics production using fermentation and cell culture platforms, filling and packaging.
The De Soto facility is part of our global Animal Health Manufacturing Division network and is a key contributor to the manufacturing of animal health products.
Working within one of the manufacturing operations teams you will be expected to be able to work independently and as part of the team to contribute to the daily completion and schedule adherence of production activities. The antigen manufacturing operation is made up of teams that carry out the production activities for the preparation and sterilization of equipment, preparation and sterilization of media components, fermentation of bacterial antigens, downstream processing of bacterial antigens and serial batching of antigens to blend the final vaccines prior to sterile filling.
The Batching Department is responsible for the large scale manufacture of Equine, Bovine and Swine vaccines produced at the site in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). Primary activities include equipment and vessel preparation and sterilization, staging and blending of antigens and adjuvents that constitute a vaccine blend and sampling procedures for serial batches.
The position requires requires someone who can demonstrate a good attention to detail and achieve a consistent error-free execution of daily job responsibilities, be able to complete documentation using Good Documentation Practices and be able to identify opportunities for process improvement and employ basic problem solving skills.
Education Minimum Requirement:
- High School Education
Required Experience and Skills:
- Proficient oral and written communication skills.
- Able to follow/comply with Manufacturing Directions, Standard Operating Procedures, Company/Corporate/Regulatory Policies.
- Can demonstrates basic skills in effective time management to meet given deadlines.
- Can demonstrates ability to work effectively with team members and show initiative to support others on the team when needed.
- Proficient computer skills including MS Word and MS Excel.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
- BS Degree in a Science or Engineering Discipline.
- Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
- A good understanding of aseptic processes used in manufacturing.
- Experience using quality improvement tools and continuous improvement processes and site quality metrics.
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.
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Yes - Manufacturing processes include, but are not limited to the following hazarddous materials: Acids, NaOH, BEI, BEA, Thiomersal, Formalin, steam, IPA, cleaning detergents.
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