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Fort Dodge
United States
North America
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at
The successful candidate will join a team of highly trained, multi-skilled craftsman that perform tasks in a wide range of mechanical disciplines. We are a highly regulated company that has success by doing the job correctly the first time. The facility rests on 320 acres and over 25 building that contain a wide range of mechanical equipment.
The primary focus of this position is to provide troubleshooting, repair and periodic maintenance of bioreactors, fermentors, capping machines, cell growth equipment and associated support equipment. Verify proper operation of facility provided air, clean steam and plant steam used in the production process from making media, growing cells, blending and final filling processes.


  • Furnish a complete set of hand tools.
  • Knowledgeable of basic AC/DC electricity and electronics, including 3-phase voltage systems.
  • Perform basic shop math and practical shop calculations with fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Provide basic measurements and measuring tools in either metric and/or US standard systems.
  • Implement metal work, sawing, welding, grinding, and filling.
  • Exhibit basic electrical and electronic knowledge.
  • Independently perform methods of measuring current, voltage, resistance, simple OHMS law calculations, and reading both electrical and mechanical schematics.
  • Proceed independently without direct supervision.
  • Use a computer to keep accurate and complete records, meeting cGMP documentation practices.
  • Perform jobs of the lower grades as required.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical systems to allow effective and efficient troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of basic AC/DC electricity and electronics, including 3-phase electrical systems.
  • Follow OSHA standards and lockout tag out procedures.
  • May be subject to pass regulatory checks as required, such as DEA background checks
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing if applicable.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
  • Meet the physical requirements of the job (Walking, bending, lifting, confined space entry, etc…)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to train others effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively convey information in an appropriate and effective manner.
  • Perform calculations and conversions involving weights, volumes, and percentages.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems, equipment, and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to set-up and troubleshoot equipment as required
  • Experience with Windows Operating System.
  • Proficient reading, comprehension and application skills toward a diverse set of complicated tasks
  • Additional education at vocational technical schools or colleges.
  • Filling and Freeze Drying system experience.
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.