Aseptic Technician - 2nd Shift

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/17/2016

Zoetis US Lincoln, NE

Company
Zoetis US
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
JR00001392
AJE Ref #
576208254
Location
Lincoln, NE
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.



Our name, Zoetis (z -EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning pertaining to life. It signals our company's dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.



Position Summary



Assist with aseptic filling, lyophilization and capping procedures

* Monitor processes and report unusual circumstances and events

* Assist with mechanical set up procedures in an aseptic environment

* Use of scale, pipettes, calculators and other scientific measuring devices to establish and

verify fill volumes, check specific gravity, etc.

* Perform routine environmental monitoring

* Learn and apply USDA and APHIS requirements to assembly operations

* Document processes accurately and completely in accordance with SOPs and GMPs







Position Resonsiblities



Handle movement of sterile equipment using practices designed to achieve and ensure

equipment sterility

* Learn and demonstrate understanding of basic sterilization principles and aseptic

technique

* Understand and use fill schedule to meet customer's requirements

* Basic knowledge and use of inventory management system

* Basic understanding of RFT Methodologies

* Assist with operation of CIP/SIP systems, as applicable

* Basic understanding of the SCADA/EWI system as applicable

* Assist with Lab Cleaning practices

* Identify and communicate work order issues

* Operate fill suites independently

Utilize Micromax/SCADA system for lyophilizers

* Operate capping equipment independently

* Independently perform mechanical set up procedures in an aseptic environment

* Assist in updating of batch records, SOPs and JTC's

* Participate in cross training within manufacturing

* Participate in special project teams (i.e. Safety, RFT, Kaizen events)

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

* Ability to identify quality issues







Education and Experience



* High School graduate or equivalent

* Demonstrate basic mechanical skills

* Demonstration of personal computer usage







Technical Skills and Ceompetencies



Language Skills

* Demonstrate good communication skills

* Read, interpret, and apply safety procedures, standard operating procedures,

maintenance instructions, and departmental procedures

* Communicate effectively with peers and Team Leader

* Document steps accurately and legibly





Mathematical Skills

* Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure

* Perform conversions within the metric system

* Complete controlled documents and inventory calculations using basic math

* Ability to set up and use basic weight devices in standard and metric format





Reasoning Ability

* Understand and apply instructions in written, oral, and/or diagram formats

* Multitask

* Ability to recognize product quality issues based on company guidelines, policies, and

procedures

* Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices

Interpersonal Skills

* Demonstrates good listening skills

* Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment

* Expresses a positive attitude

* Shows respect for co-workers







Physical Position Requirements



THE PHYSICAL DEMANDS DESCRIBED HERE ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THOSE THAT MUST BE MET BY AN EMPLOYEE TO SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM THE PRINCIPLE DUTIES OF THIS JOB. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE PRINCIPLE DUTIES.

* Manual dexterity using hands and fingers

* Constant standing for extended periods

* Frequent need to sit, kneel, crouch, and climb; reach with hands and arms

* Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds

* Ability to work flexible hours including work weekend, holiday, and overtime





WORK ENVIRONMENT

THE WORK ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISTICS DESCRIBED HERE ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THOSE AN EMPLOYEE ENCOUNTERS WHILE PERFORMING PRINCIPLE DUTIES OF THIS JOB. NOTED PERSONNEL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (PPE) MUST BE UTILIZED WHILE ON THE JOB.

* High noise levels Hearing Protection as required

* Frequent exposure to heavy items ANSI 75 Safety shoes required

* Exposure to cleaning agents/chemicals PPE as required

* Exposure to moving mechanical parts Ensure safety shields are always in place

* Exposure to extreme temperature variations PPE as required