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Last Updated: 6/12/23

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Job Description/Position Posting Template

Employee Name______________________________________________________

Position Number:

Leading Candidate:

Position Title:

Operator I, II, Sr-Production

Position Type: FTE/FDE

Pay Grade Level: B1 to B3

Location: Kansas – Overland Park

Job Function: Mfg Ops

Tech Ladder Approved:

Supervisor: Mfg Supervisor

Position Posted:

Internal Posting Dates: From: To:

Key Objectives/Deliverables

Manufacturing – Adhere to Safety, Quality, and all other applicable company, site and departmental procedures, policies, practices and goals.

Follow processing instructions according to the written manufacturing tickets.

Setup, operate, calibrate and clean manufacturing equipment; also cleaning suites and commons area as well as performs general housekeeping tasks.

Demonstrate technical skills and problem solving skills. Must have good attention to detail and be able to follow written and verbal directions.

Participates in departmental quality initiatives: Adheres to cGMP guidelines all process activities.

Constantly monitor product quality. Check and verify processing steps during manufacturing. Consistently demonstrate good documentation practices.

Follows proper documentation and verification guidelines as they apply to all processing documents; e.g., batch production records, SOP's, equipment, log sheets, and sample submission.

Process Improvement – Strong process team focus to drive continuous improvement. Actively participate in safety vigilance and safety improvement programs.

Team Work Excellence – to work in a team environment. Flexible and will to assist others in the work group in a proactive manner. Participate in process team meetings and departmental meetings

Recognizes and communicates process improvements and problems to team members (peers, supervision, and technical support personnel).

Suggests and implements departmental safety improvements while incorporating safety into daily activities.

Operator is expected to recognize problem situations, troubleshoot, and determine root causes using data.

Positive attitude toward customers. Positive attitude towards colleagues. Accept and give feedback in a positive manor

Minimum Requirements:

  • Manufacturing and/or Quality background
  • Manual labor is involved; lifting up to 50 pounds may be possible
  • Mechanical aptitude is helpful for setup and operating of equipment
  • Must be able to wear required PPE and be able to comply and follow all gowning requirements (e.g. gloves, safety glasses, wear uniform, disposable gowning, steel-toed shoes, dust mask and full loose fitting PAPR hoods; must obtain fit testing and medical clearance for mask and hood)
  • Demonstrate technical skills and problem solving skills. Must have good attention to detail and be able to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Positive attitude toward customers. Positive attitude towards Colleagues. Accept and give feedback in a positive manor
  • Applicants should be capable of working with minimum supervision, have good communication skills and be detail oriented.
  • Applicants must be proficient in reading and understanding detailed instructions and is able to perform arithmetic calculations.
  • Applicants must also be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. on a routine basis and operate within Safe Ergonomic Guidelines. The position requires continual standing, lifting, pulling, and use of extremities.
  • All candidates must provide personal and professional references.
  • Candidates should have no attendance or disciplinary actions pending in their current employment situation.
  • Background checks may be required. Drug and/or alcohol testing may be required.

Additional Preferences:

  • Strong mechanical and computer skills helpful
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to assist others outside areas of assigned task.

Education Requirements:

  • High School or equivalent

Other Information:

  • Willingness to work overtime as needed
  • Language Requirement – Fluent English
  • This position reports to the Manufacturing Supervisor

Elanco 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

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...