Boehringer Ingelheim Technician III / IV, SV Filling in ATHENS, Georgia

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.

Description:

To perform any process/support duties associated with the automated filling of Merial vaccines. Works within the filling department as a team member to ensure success in the activities associated with the safe and sterile preparation of vaccines.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Selected candidate will be hired into the level of role commensurate to their experiences.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Fill room qualified with the ability to setup and operate fill equipment independently in an aseptic environment. Demonstrates department specific aseptic techniques and capabilities.

  • Perform full scale lyophilization of vaccine lots, including monitoring of cycle parameters while in process.

  • Maintains facilities and equipment as required by Standard Operating Procedures

  • Participates in development of and assists in ensuring adherence to a daily schedule

  • Prepares laboratory, equipment and collects necessary supplies required to execute process

  • Communicates facility and inventory related needs daily

  • Learn and demonstrate understanding of basic sterilization principles and aseptic technique

  • Independently perform mechanical set up procedures in an aseptic environment

  • Perform basic repairs, maintenance, disassembly and reassembly of major equipment

  • Maintain their acceptable aseptic gowning qualification and media fill certification

  • Perform routine environmental monitoring

  • Assist with initial training responsibilities for Technicians.

  • Provide feedback at daily shift/performance meetings

  • Observe, challenge, advise, and support teammates to adhere to policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate a visible & tangible commitment to HSE, Lean Principles, and BI Values in all work related activities

  • Mentor other technicians to promote continuing compliance with approved procedures and cGMP requirements.

  • Performs hands-on processing according to Standard Operating Procedures

  • Contributes to and adheres to daily production schedule

  • Completes required documentation (MR’s, DC’s, batch tickets, etc) in an accurate, concurrent, and timely manner

  • Monitor and operate various computer control systems for production activities

  • Assist in writing and updating standard Operating Procedures and production batch production records

  • Ability to identify quality issues

  • Adept at problem solving. Specifically to identifying problem, root cause analysis, and CAPA development / execution.

  • Learn and apply USDA and APHIS requirements to filling operations

  • In addition to the above, other assigned duties & projects deemed appropriate within the position scope

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities for Tech III:

  • Minimum of High School graduate or equivalent

  • 2 years of manufacturing experience

  • Must possess a good math and mechanical aptitude with the ability to perform skills in an aseptic environment.

  • Must be able to function in an aseptic environment while maintaining the sterility of the product.

  • Able to work effectively and efficiently as a member of a team.

  • Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences.

  • Read, interpret, and apply safety procedures, standard operating procedures, maintenance instructions, and departmental procedures

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Communicate effectively with peers and management

  • Document steps accurately and legibly

  • Demonstrates good listening skills

  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment

  • Expresses a positive attitude

  • Shows respect for co-workers

Additional Requirements for Tech IV:

  • Must have some knowledge of operation of automated/manual filling machines, Restricted Access Barrier System (RABS).

  • 3 years manufacturing experience

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Science in a technical or Biology related field

  • Lean Manufacturing experience and Knowledge

  • Production work experience in a high volume manufacturing environment is desired.

  • Experience in filling of parenteral products under GMP conditions.

  • Experience working in a USDA biologics manufacturing facility

  • Proficient with Oracle and SAP

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

Organization: US-Merial, Inc.

Title: Technician III / IV, SV Filling

Location: Americas-United States-GA-Athens

Requisition ID: 186263