Laboratory Technician

Job Listing No: 9740000

Laboratory Technician

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 site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “”. 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.Candidate Identified Position SummaryWorking under moderate to minimal supervision, perform manufacturing procedures for the production of bacterial antigens in accordance with Process Worksheets, Standard Operating Procedures and USDA and Zoetis policies and guidelines. Maintain proper documentation and records in accordance with cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) principles. Maintain a safe work environment as well demonstrate reliability in attendance. Demonstrate good communication skills using verbal, non-verbal and written skills. Utilize mechanical skills to maintain equipment and identify mechanical problems. Position Responsibilities * Set up and operation of fermenters, centrifuge and various filtration equipment * Perform routine in-process testing using various instruments such as pH meters, spectrophotometers, microscopes and filter integrity testers * Perform media weigh and preparation processes to support fermentation process * Prepare and sterilize (autoclave) ancillary equipment and media components to support daily processes * Clean, prep and steam sterilize portable tanks used in the production process * Perform routine cleaning and disinfection of manufacturing space and equipment per established procedures * Comply with cGMP practices and documentation * Perform material handling with hand and powered moving equipment * Perform minor maintenance on fermentation and downstream processing equipment * Inform Team Leader of shop floor issues, concerns and possible solutions * Demonstrate good housekeeping practices * Demonstrate safe work habits and maintain a safe work environment. Understand and comply with safety SOPs and procedures (Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) guidelines, Near Miss, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), biohazard training, Monthly Safety training, etc.) * Work with maintenance and engineering to improve equipment reliability and efficiency * Demonstrate the ability to perform mathematical calculations and metric conversions * Learn and assist in the completion of documentation including process worksheets and log sheets * Demonstrate reliability in attendance and punctuality * Perform other duties as assigned by Team Leader Education and Experience * High school graduate or equivalent * Job grade entry level commensurate to prior experience Preferred Qualifications:Four years of college with a Bachelor”s degree in science, or Business Administration, or four years of supervisory experience. Minimum of 4 yrs. experience in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of PC using window based applications Technical Skills and CompetenciesMinimum qualifications include: * Ability to comprehend written and verbal directions * Ability to communicate effectively with peers and leadership * Ability to work effectively in a team environment * Ability to effectively use basic math applications (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) * Ability to document accurately and legibly using cGMP principles
Preferred qualifications include: * Undergraduate degree or courses in biological sciences * Demonstrated technical understanding of fermenter and downstream processing equipment * Proficient in aseptic technique * Prior experience in a biological manufacturing setting
Physical Position Requirements * Exposure to chemicals, fumes, odors, noise, live steam, temperature fluctuations, biohazards, continuous standing and lifting to a maximum of 50 lbs.
* Weekend and holiday work may be required. Hours: 1st or 3rd Shift

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