Lilly Operator I-Production-FDE in Winslow, Maine



The Operator performs general laboratory functions which include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Virus (Tissue Culture and eggs derived)/Bacterial inoculation, harvest, and inactivation.

  • Lyophilization, product batching, filling vials and process supervision.

  • Preparation for and clean up after all production operations.

  • Washing, wrapping and sterilizing glassware and equipment.

  • Concurrent management of documentation.

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,

  • Participation in the harvest, inactivation

  • Virus/Bacterial/Tissue Culture productions, participate in room and equipment preparation, process setup, inoculation eggs/roller bottles, harvest eggs/roller bottles, antigen processing, inactivation and disinfection.

  • Lyophilization – participate in room and equipment preparation, process setup, fill of vials using aseptic practices and supervision of the lyophilization process

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • 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

  • Must be detail oriented

  • Associates Degree and previous exposure to aseptic technique and/or other lab sciences is preferred. A minimal GPA of 3.3 in Sciences (Math, Chemistry and Biology) is preferred.

  • Scientific aptitude and eagerness to learn preferred

Additional Information:

  • Occasional weekend and off-hour work may be required.

  • 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).

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.

  • Lilly 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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Operator I-Production-FDE

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Basic Qualifications:

  • 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. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Company Overview:

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana





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