Boehringer Ingelheim Technician III, SV Bioreactor/Fermentation Certified Process Technician 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.


Manufacture animal health vaccine active ingredients following defined procedures under USDA Regulations. Perform cell culture scale up utilizing aseptic techniques. Fermentation or Bioreactor System Operator, responsible for preventative maintenance and operation of the Fermentor or Bioreactor System in Industrial Operations. This also includes downstream processing equipment such as sonication, continuous flow centrifuge, and the homogenizer.

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.


Production Processes:

  • Adheres to daily production schedule.

  • Performs hands-on processing according to Standard Operating Procedures.

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

  • Maintains facilities and equipment as required by Standard Operating Procedures.

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

  • Collects and submits in process samples to Quality Control using appropriate process and documentation.

  • Communicates facility and inventory related needs daily.

  • Notifies Supervisor/Manager of need for work orders to repair/maintain equipment.

  • Performs preventative maintenance as required.

  • Learns how to monitor process against manufacturing records, data capture forms and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Learns how to maintain, review, and revise data capture forms and manufacturing records in a timely and accurate fashion.

  • Learns how to monitor process kinetics to ensure consistent results.

  • Reports/provides information on process deviations. Involvement within the containment process for the event.

  • Weekend and Off-Shift Work hours will be required to operate production process.

People Management Process:

  • Ensures that training is received and adequate to carry out assigned operations.

  • Train others as assigned/needed.

  • Be a “buddy” to new employees to facilitate their training.

  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.

  • Provide feedback at daily shift/performance meetings.

  • Communicate information to the Supervisor/Manager.

  • Help facilitate the scheduling of teammates to attend dept. or site communication forums.

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

  • Observe, measure, and assess individual and Team performance to communicate to the Supervisor.

  • Work in a manner which adheres to cleanroom, HSE, and biosafety practices.

  • Ensure all teammates adhere to good HSE practices.

  • Participate in individual and team HSE training.

  • Communicate to Supervisor any identified behavior that can lead to an unsafe workplace.

Performance Management Process:

  • Learn process to develop standards

  • Follow published standards.

  • Inform Supervisor/Manager of gaps or errors in standards.

  • Learn/train in implementation of standards.

  • Inform Supervisor/Manager of improvement ideas.

  • Engage Team to think creatively about problems and resolutions.

  • Make proposals of corrective actions.

  • Carry out problem resolution actions as prescribed by the Supervisor.

  • Provide feedback on the success or failure of corrective actions.

  • Track completion of tasks and paperwork (defines KPI’s).

Global Continuous Improvement Loop:

  • Proposes, champions and implements continuous process improvements leading to cost savings or quality improvements.


Production Processes

People Management Process:

  • Ensure Team works in a manner adherent to HSE, cleanroom, and biosafety practices.

  • Ensure Team is participating in individual and team HSE training.


Production Processes:

  • Informed of daily and weekly production schedules.

  • Provide feedback to the Supervisor if problems are seen in fulfilling the schedule.

People Management Process:

  • Observe, measure, and assess individual and team performance to communicate to the Supervisor.

Performance Management Process:

  • Informed of Team performance regarding adherence to standards.

Global Continuous Improvement Loop:

  • Provide the Supervisor improvement suggestions.

  • Communicate to Supervisor when tasks appear wasteful or difficult to perform.

  • Attend discussions to identify improvement opportunities.

  • Help prepare action plans for improvement initiatives.

  • Informed of annual objectives for Team and Site.

  • Provide feedback on feasibility of proposed actions.

Safety Objectives:

Demonstrates a commitment to the HSE Program. Works in a safe, responsible manner. Supports safety policies and procedures. Identifies & properly reports unsafe work habits, conditions, &/or practices.

Will conduct workplace risk analysis.

This position may require the handling, storing, and managing of hazardous waste and this employee shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws. This person must successfully complete the hazardous waste management training program within six months of their employment or assignment should this be the case. Such an employee must not work in unsupervised positions until they have successfully completed the hazardous waste management training requirements, and must take part in an annual review in addition to the initial training. This training program includes classroom instruction and on-the-job training to ensure they perform their duties in compliance with the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act,(RCRA). The Merial hazardous waste management-training program includes all the following elements:

  • All departmental managers and supervisors shall successfully complete training in hazardous waste management, and shall provide hazardous waste management training to his or her department’s personnel. Supervisors and managers will ensure that original documentation of such training shall be placed in the employee file located in the Human Resources Department (HRD) and with a copy of the training documentation submitted to the Health, Safety, and Environmental Department (HSE).

  • The training program includes hazardous waste management procedures, which instructs facility personnel hazardous waste management procedures (including contingency plan implementation) relevant to the positions in which they are employed.

  • At a minimum, the training program is designed to ensure that facility personnel are able to respond effectively to emergencies by familiarizing them with emergency procedures, emergency equipment, and other emergency systems, where applicable.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • Minimum of High School graduate or equivalent.

  • 6-12 months of related experience.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology or related field.

  • 1 year of related experience.

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, SV Bioreactor/Fermentation Certified Process Technician

Location: Americas-United States-GA-Athens

Requisition ID: 188912