Filling Operator at Elanco

Posted in General Business 1 day ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Fort Dodge, Iowa

Job Description:

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The Fill/Finish Operator will be responsible for filling serials of antigen.  Shall have an adequate knowledge of Drug and Chemical names, and be able to distinguish between similar names, physical appearance and precautions in handling.  Must be able to proceed independently in product processing in accordance with standard methods, standard operating procedures, and Manufacturing Directions, using proper aseptic techniques.     

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 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 demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking

  • 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

  • Ability to setup Fillers and trouble shoot mechanical issues

  • Computer Skills

  • Experience with Windows Operating System.

  • Ability to work within several different computer systems and platforms. Computer aptitude that allows the person to adapt to future platforms and software.

  • Comprehension and application

  • Proficient reading, comprehension and application skills toward a diverse set complicated tasks.

Duties & Essential Job Description:

  • Manufacturing and compounding sterile solutions and other parenteral classed products.

  • Obtaining, weighing, measuring and adding all raw materials as instructed on production procedures.

  • Set-up, operate and dismantle for cleaning, all equipment involved in the production process.

  • Accurately verify and document identity of all components used in formulation.

  • Responsible for assembling antigens into final product formulations and preparation of adjuvants or other intermediates. 

  • Perform inspection and assessment of equipment and material condition prior to use.  Determine when repair is necessary and follow up with appropriate documentation.

  • Sustained heavy lifting over extended periods of time.

  • Document operations with strict adherence to cGMP documentation practices.

  • Instruct workers of the lower grades as needed.

  • Be able to comprehend and follow Standard Operating Procedures/Filling Manufacturing Directions.

  • Fill biologicals according to cGMP’s, SOP, and Filling Manufacturing Directions.

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures for the handling of hazardous wastes.

  • Recognize documentation deficiencies and bring the deficiencies and required corrections to the supervisors and technicians.

  • May be subject to DEA background check.

  • Other Duties as Assigned


  • Additional Education and/or Equivalent Experience

  • Successful completion of National Career Readiness Work Keys assessment

  • Knowledge of Hazardous Waste Handling

  • Knowledge of Decontamination and Sterilization

  • Knowledge of Traffic Patterns

  • Knowledge of or evidence of working with BPE 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

Other Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Assist higher Grade operators under supervision

  • May perform jobs of the lower grades as required

  • All personnel will be required to routinely go through an aseptic qualification program to ensure adequate aseptic techniques and behavior. 


This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.

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

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