Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana
The Lab Technician performs accurate, precise and timely testing of laboratory samples in accordance with approved methods within appropriate GMP and safety guidelines in either the Quality Control or Environmental Control Laboratory. Expertise in lab operations, attention-to-detail and thoroughness are critical components during second person verification (SPV) of analytical data. The Lab Technician will participate in laboratory investigations, equipment qualification, and maintenance by executing well-defined protocols and procedures. Active in identifying, communicating, and participating in opportunities for improvement to lab operations.
Be a safety role model for the shift, wearing proper PPE and supporting all safety and enviromental policies/procedures.
Provide peer-to-peer feedback where appropriate.
Sample Analysis and Reporting (80%)
Accurate, precise and timely execution of analytical methods and related support activities as per procedures/protocols. Adherence to structured work flow to maximize productivity is expected.
Performs data entry and verification reviews with utmost diligence and attention-to-detail in accordance with procedures, standards and GMP requirements.
Recognizes suspect analytical results and deviations from procedures, initiating a SARE/Event notice
Routine Lab Activities (10%)
Perform routine equipment qualifications/calibrations or maintenance through execution of well-defined protocols.
Participates in laboratory investigations.
Lab Operations (5%)
Training and mentoring of others in the lab.
Executes notification to management when required by procedure or standards.
Continuous Improvement Initiatives (5%)
Identifies opportunities for improvement initiatives in daily work activities.
Troubleshoot equipment and methods as required.
Participates in improvement activities and self inspections.
Site Support (1%)
May be required to be on the Site’s Emergency Response Team, especially in the Communicator role.
High School diploma
Must have a minimum of 12 months’ work experience within a laboratory setting, testing pre-mixes.
Desired minimum: Associates degree (2-yr college degree) in a science field, or High School diploma/GED with 3+ years of demonstrated relevant experience in a GMP laboratory.
Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing if applicable.
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
Microbiology experience with aseptic technique.
Adherence to and support of all safety requirements, including mitigation of ergonomic laboratory concerns by proper use of PPE, ergo tools/techniques, and flex & stretch activities.
Required to work in a laboratory environment (wearing safety glasses and laboratory clothing/PPE required). Some exposure to allergens possible in laboratory environment.
Proficiency with computer systems including Microsoft Office products. Demonstrated capability to master laboratory computer applications, including Empower, SmartLab, and Darwin.
Ability to work in a highly regulated environment.
Demonstrate strong math and documentation skills.
Shifts may vary to include: 12 hour rotating (5:45-6:00), 12 hour day (5:45-6:00), 12 hour night (5:45 – 6:00), and/or 8 hour shifts. Unscheduled overtime may be required.
Strict adherence to absence management policy is critical.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication and interpersonal interaction skills.
Experience in a laboratory environment desirable.
Language requirements – English
Overtime required as needed to meet the business needs.
Laboratory work requires the handling of hazardous materials, including possible allergens.
Tasks require repetitive motion and standing for long periods of time.
This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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