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Ft. 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
Job Description Summary. A trained Elanco operator will be responsible for manufacturing, media preparation, cell passage, final preparation of culture media and packaging viral antigen or inactivation and other intermediates. Shall be mechanically inclined and capable of complete set-up, operation, troubleshooting and dismantling for cleaning, all filling, labeling, and packaging and non-technical production equipment in a safe and efficient manner and with minimum supervision. Must be able to proceed independently in antigen manufacturing in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP) and Manufacturing Directions, using proper laboratory techniques, and adhere to the policies by the company.


  • Must be able to read, understand, and follow written procedures and documentation.
  • Select, verify, and document information contained on labels, documents and computer based systems.
  • Perform calculations and conversions involving weights, volumes, and percentages.
  • Assemble, wrap, sterilize, deliver and maintain inventory and equipment.
  • Proper operation of automated and semi-automated equipment used in relation production or packaging process.
  • Perform aseptic operations for production processes performed within area.
  • Perform inspection and assessment of equipment and material condition prior to use.
  • Demonstrate mechanical knowhow to carry out troubleshooting and minor maintenance such as valves, gaskets and o-rings.
  • Document operations with strict adherence to cGMP documentation practices.
  • Perform General Housekeeping.
  • Follow Elanco’s Standard Operating Procedures for the handling of hazardous wastes.
  • Conduct one-on-one training with new employees under Supervisor direction.
  • Routine and consistent attendance is necessary and important to the safety and operational policies.
  • Prepare media and inoculate and harvest roller bottles, and cell cubes for cell production
  • Perform tasks such as prepare, charge, inoculate, re-feed and harvest fermenters and bioreactors to produce bacterial cultures antigen and viral antigen.
  • If assigned to warehouse area must obtain BDL with air brake and HAZMAT endorsement. , Helps to prepare outgoing shipments and unloading/sorting of incoming shipments. Must be competent and reliable driver of motor vehicles, including warehouse fork lifts, Pallet Transfer Machine and man-up lifts
  • High School Diploma | GED
  • Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing, if applicable.
  • 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
  • Communication Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to train others.
  • Mathematical Skills: Perform calculations and conversions involving weights, volumes, and percentages
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to use basic logic to identify and solve problems; 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
  • Computer Skills: Experience with Windows Operating System
  • Comprehension and application: Proficient reading, comprehension and application skills toward a diverse set of complicated tasks
  • Additional Education and/or Equivalent Experience
  • Knowledge of Hazardous Waste Handling
  • Knowledge of Decontamination and Sterilization
  • Knowledge of Traffic Patterns
  • Knowledge of or evidence of working with LEAN 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.