Aseptic Technician II
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 on.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 or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.This Aseptic Technician II position is responsible for executing department specific tasks in accordance with all applicable cGMPs and compliant with Corporate/site procedures, regulations and policies. Virus: Produce viral antigens in roller bottles and bioreactors in a clean room setting. Includes the preparation of continuous cell lines used for virus propagation and inactivation and concentration of viral fluids. Involves working with portable and stationary equipment and steam.
* Execution of aseptic techniques and clean room procedures or support area procedures in a GMP facility. * Maintain and edit, as appropriate, departmental cGMP documentation. * Execute and lead operation to comply with all written procedures, to include Batch Records and SOPs. * Follow and comply with all financial procedures. * Follow and comply with all site safety procedures. Identify ways to improve the safety culture of the department. * Operation of departmental equipment to include set up and take down. Provide oversight as necessary. * Effectively work in a team environment and communicate with multiple departments. Virus: * Perform environmental monitoring and staging of clean rooms. * Perform accurate cell counts. * Manipulate roller bottles. * Operate, clean and sanitize concentration units. * Operate and maintain bioreactors. * Monitor and respond to BMS (Building Management System) alarms. * Order Media and Equipments. * Document production activities on paper and in computer based systems. * Lead, mentor and train colleagues as needed. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* High school education or GED required. * Post High School education in the Sciences or other related disciplines preferred. * Previous experience in a manufacturing environment and / or Operator I level beneficial.
* Good mathematical, science and computer skills preferred. * Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills required. * Strong communication skills required. * Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills beneficial. * Must be able to stand for long periods of time. * Must be able to reach above shoulder level, bend/stoop, push/pull, and handle/grip frequently.