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Media Prep Operator

Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Media Prep Operator
Fort 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, were driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com
A trained Media Prep operator will be responsible for preparation and sterilization of culture media and media components. Must be able to proceed independently in media processing in accordance with standard methods, standard operating procedures (SOP) and Manufacturing Directions using proper laboratory techniques and adhere to the policies.

  • Must be able to read, understand, and follow written procedures.
  • Select, verify, and document information contained on labels of all media reagents used to prepare media.
  • Perform calculations and conversions involving weights, volumes and percentages.
  • Perform and check pH measurement and adjustments.
  • Preparation of media and media components.
  • Perform aseptic operations for production processes performed within area.
  • Operate all automated and semi-automated equipment used in relation to media production process.
  • Perform inspection and assessment of equipment and material condition prior to use. Determine when repair is necessary and follow up with appropriate documentation.
  • Document operations with strict adherence to cGMP documentation practices.
  • Follow BIVIs Standard Operating Procedures for the handling of hazardous wastes.
  • Perform General Housekeeping.
  • Conduct one-on-one training with new bid in employees under Supervisor direction.
  • Other Duties as assigned
  • Assist higher Grade operators under supervision.
  • May perform jobs of the lower grades as required
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to train others.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively convey information in an appropriate and effective manner.
  • Ability to effectively lead, resolve conflict and function as a shift foreman
  • Perform calculations and conversions involving weights, volumes, and percentages
  • Demonstrated analytical skill / problem solving skills identifies problems; recognizes symptoms, causes, and alternative solution.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems, equipment, and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to set-up and troubleshoot equipment as required
  • Experience with Windows Operating System
  • Effective and efficient multitasking skills.
  • Effective time management skills for self and others
  • Proficient reading, comprehension and application skills toward a diverse set of complicated tasks.
Additional Preferences:
  • 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

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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Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-04

As one of the oldest continuously operating companies in the United States, we are proud of all the innovative work we’ve accomplished for the last 140 years to improve global health.

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