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Lilly Production Operator-FDE in Winslow, Maine

Job Category:


Type of Employment:

Fixed Duration Employment – FDE


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

Basic Qualificiations:

  • 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

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:

  • Regular Monday - Friday shift with some weekend work required and occasional overtime.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Company Overview:

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

Posted Date:


Region: North America

City: Winslow

State: Maine

Country: USA

Location Details:

Req Id: 50299BR