Vaccine Technician, Fort Dodge- Contractor 7936

Discovery Solutions Published: February 14, 2018
Location
Fort Dodge, IA
Job Type
Category

Description

Vaccine Technician- Contractor
COMPANY:
Discovery Solutions is seeking job seekers for a contract position with one of our customers, Lilly, a leading pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.
LOCATION: Fort Dodge, IA 50501
DESCRIPTION: Trained in the set-up, operations, and troubleshooting of the equipment in the production areas. Additional duties will include documentation of work and specific computer functions. Must integrate company initiatives such as batch production records into work practices. Responsible for safely producing vaccines which meet all product specifications in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice standards. Will perform duties associated with aseptic processes, weighing, measuring, counting, calculations, sampling, and verifications required and in compliance with all current safety standards and site procedures. Perform basic operation of production equipment and ensures all equipment, instruments and production materials are released and available for use. Look up and perform transactions within the electronic inventory management system. Oversee production processes, cleaning, environmental monitoring and personnel and perform in-process batch quality checks per the written procedures. Know and follos safety rules, wears appropriate safety equipment and maintains proper safety practices at all times. Create and update standard operating procedures and write deviation reports, and to complete all training as assigned to include general company procedures, area procedures, equipment operation, computer operation, safety, GMP, BPE, and other as needed through a computer. Generate or collect new ideas about workplace and processes.
In this position, the incumbent will be trained in the set-up, operations, and troubleshooting of the equipment in the production areas. Additional duties will include documentation of work and specific computer functions. Must integrate company initiatives such as LEAN into work practices. Responsible for safely producing vaccines which meet all product specifications in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice standards. Accountabilities: 1-A). Perform duties associated with aseptic processes, weighing, measuring, counting, calculations, sampling, and verifications required for biological production processes in accordance with batch production records (BPR) and in compliance with current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) standards, all current safety standards and site procedures. 1-I). Outcome of review of compliance records and audits, as well as Deviation rate and Management assessment.2-A). Understands, performs and teaches others basic operation of production equipment and ensures all equipment, instruments and production materials are released and available for use. Look up and perform transactions within the electronic inventory management system.2-I) Overall equipment effectiveness, Deviation rate, and Management assessment. 3-A). To oversee production processes, cleaning, environmental monitoring and personnel and perform in-process batch quality checks per the written procedures. Knows and follows safety rules, wears appropriate safety equipment and maintains proper safety practices at all times. 3-I). Overall process effectiveness, Deviation rate and Accident Rate and Management assessment.4-A). Basic computer skills to create and update standard operating procedures and write deviation reports, and to complete all training as assigned to include general company procedures, area procedures, equipment operation, computer operation, safety, GMP and other as needed. 4-I). Workflow initiation and approval process to ensure all information is present and accurate, as well as Management assessment. 5-A). To generate or collect new ideas about workplace and processes. 5-I). Management assessment This position oversees the production floor processes and personnel, however, is not responsible for management of personnel, discipline or performance management. Other Information: Performs all Company business in accordance with all regulations (e.g., USDA, OSHA, etc.) and Company policy and procedures. When violations are noted/observed they are to be immediately reported to management. Demonstrated high ethical and professional standards with all business contacts in order to maintain Elanco's excellent reputation in the community. Limited supervision. Minimal instruction needed on routine work and general instructions given on new lines of work or special assignments. Competencies: Quality Orientation, Continuous learning, Business and Technical Competence, Analytical Thinking, Communication.
SHIFT: 3 on 4 off, 12 hrs
Friday- Sunday
6:00AM-6:30 PM
EXPERIENCE: Exp w/ Electronic Management Systems, basic biological equipment knowledge and/or experience (i.e.: fermentation, centrifuge, concentration units), basic understanding of biological organisms. Ability to conform to batch records. Ability to operate applicable ERP system (Electronic Material Management). Understanding of basic PPE, Gowning, OSHA environment. Ability to work independently possesses a mechanical aptitude, ability to troubleshoot logically and scientifically. Previous exp working in a clean work environment, understands sterilization and decontamination processes. Good documentation skills and strong attention to detail. Candidates that have taken "Work Keys" through Iowa Workforce Development will have preference if they bring their score to the interview.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology or other related field and/or Associate's Degree plus 2 years' experience and/or High School diploma plus 4 years' experience

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