Manufacturing Laboratory Technician - mAbs 1st Shift
Zoetis

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Zoetis is the world's largest Manufacturer and Supplier of Animal Pharmaceuticals.

At Zoetis in Lincoln, NE, we manufacture high quality medicines for dogs, cats, and livestock. Our plant has been recognized as one of the Nebraska's Safest Companies, with a long-standing presence in Lincoln and we continue to grow.

Benefits Include:

$500 Sign on Bonus!

Great Health Benefits from day 1!

4 weeks accrued paid vacation and 13 paid holidays.

401(k) match with company profit sharing

Tuition reimbursement

Position Summary

The candidate will work in a manufacturing laboratory setting in support of a large-scale biological production campaign. The candidate will use mammalian cell culture techniques as well as purification techniques (centrifugation, chromatography, ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration) processes. The candidate will follow, and complete process documentation in support of good manufacturing practices (GMP). The candidate will also understand and follow safety policies as it relates to biological components, chemical components, and equipment to protect personnel and maintain product quality.

Hours: 1st shift, 8-hour days, Monday - Friday and rotating weekends. Overtime and holidays may be required.

Position Responsibilities

Perform processes and operate equipment required for large-scale monoclonal antibody (mAb) production campaigns.
Employee Responsibilities:

  • Support large-scale biological production campaigns for GMP by performing:
    • Aseptic inoculation and growth of mammalian cultures of various sizes
    • Operation of bioreactors/fermenters, Tangential flow filtration (TFF), centrifugation, chromatography, and ultra-purification processes
    • Cleaning and steam-in-place activities for equipment
  • Maintain equipment and problem solve as needed.
  • Understand, follow, and accurately complete process documentation to maintain a high level of product quality.
  • Understand and follow safety policies.
  • Work collaboratively with members of other departments.

Education and Experience

High school degree or equivalent is required.

The ideal candidate would possess:
  • BS in Biological sciences or a related field
  • Previous experience in large-scale production or laboratory scale
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize work, think critically, and take initiative.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as work independently with minimal supervision when needed.

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in biological production, aseptic manufacturing, or in a regulated environment.

Technical Skills and Competencies Required

Functional skills:
  • Ability to read and follow written directions.
  • Ability to complete basic calculations.
  • Ability to think critically.

Technical skills:
  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot.
  • Knowledge of the metric system

Desirable skills:
  • Mammalian cell culture practices and techniques
  • Fundamental understanding of bioreactors/fermenters or downstream purification techniques
  • Basic understanding of biological and chemical principles
  • Experience with computers
  • Experience within a regulated environment

Physical Position Requirement

Exposure to chemicals, fumes, odors, noise, live steam, temperature fluctuations, biohazards, continuous standing and lifting to a maximum of 50 lbs.

Full time

Regular

Colleague

Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

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. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. 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.


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