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Fermentation Operator

Fermentation Operator
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
Position Description: The Operator performs general fermentation operations functions which include, but are not limited to the following areas:
  • Bacterial fermentation; media preparation, inoculation, harvest, and inactivation.
  • Preparation for and clean up after all production operations.
  • Washing, wrapping and sterilizing glassware and equipment
  • Concurrent management of documentation.
  • Other manufacturing processes as needed.
Functions, Duties, Tasks:
  • Understands and practices good aseptic technique and biosecurity measures.
  • Perform routine, repetitive tasks with moderate to limited degree of supervision.
  • Performs duties according to established SOP's, production records and company safety procedures.
  • Concurrently completes documentation and follows established protocols.
  • Disinfection and Preparation work includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Washing, wrapping and sterilizing of glassware and laboratory equipment
    • Loading/unloading autoclaves
    • Disinfecting ceilings, walls, floors, furniture, fixtures and equipment,
    • Fermentation manufacturing processes: Virus/Bacterial productions, participate in room and equipment preparation, process setup, inoculation, harvest, antigen processing, inactivation and disinfection.
  • 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 Animal Health does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
  • Associates Degree and previous exposure to aseptic technique and/or other lab sciences is preferred.
  • Previous fermentation experience is preferred (e.g. Brewery Brew Master, biotech fermentation, pharmaceutical fermentation, etc.).
  • Speed and accuracy of fine hand manipulation and good eye-hand coordination required.
  • Must be an effective member of a team and be able to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Must possess oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Scientific aptitude and eagerness to learn preferred
  • Weekend and off-hour work is required which includes overnight hours.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and clean room environment may apply.
  • May be required to work in an area with exposure to potential allergens.
  • Position may require a certain amount of heavy lifting (up to 60 pounds).
  • 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.