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(Archived) Technician IV, Bio / Pharma Production

Last Updated: 6/18/24

Job Description


In this position, the incumbent will be responsible in the setup, operations, and troubleshooting of the equipment in the production areas. Additional duties will include documentation of work and specific computer functions. Must integrate company initiatives such as BPE into work practices. Responsible for safely producing vaccines, which meet all product specifications in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice standards.As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies´ success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim´s high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform duties associated with aseptic processes, weighing, measuring, counting, calculations, sampling, and verifications required for biological production processes in accordance with batch production records (BPR) and in compliance with current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) standards, all current safety standards and site procedures.
  • Has mastered the operation of production equipment and ensures all equipment, instruments, and production materials are released and available for use. Look up and perform transactions within the electronic inventory management system.
  • Performs all equipment and process troubleshooting
  • Authority over all production processes, cleaning, environmental monitoring and personnel and perform in-process batch quality checks per the written procedures. Knows and follows safety rules, wears appropriate safety equipment and maintains proper safety practices at all times.
  • *BL-3 technicians are required to participate in the BIAH Encephalomyelitis Program without health restrictions.
  • Extensive computer skills to create and update standard operating procedures and write deviation reports, and to complete all training as assigned to include general company procedures, area procedures, equipment operation, computer operation, safety, GMP, BPE, and other as needed.
  • A leader in generating or collecting new ideas about workplace and processes.
  • Required to apply knowledge in the training of others.
  • Performs all Company business in accordance with all regulations (e.g., USDA, OSHA, etc.) and Company policy and procedures. When violations are noted/observed they are to be immediately reported to management. Demonstrated high ethical and professional standards with all business
  • contacts in order to maintain BIAH´s excellent reputation in the community.


  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Microbiology or other related Science, plus three (3) years of experience; OR an Associates degree from an accredited institution in Microbiology or other related Science, plus five (5) years of experience; OR a High School diploma, plus seven (7) years of experience.
  • Advanced computer skills with Word, Excel and Electronic Management Systems (SAP), extensive biological equipment knowledge and/or experience (i.e. fermentation, centrifuge, concentration units), basic understanding of biological organisms.
  • Interpret and conform to batch records, Quality and Safety requirements.
  • Operational knowledge with FDA, USDA, EU, and EPA regulations.
  • Advanced ability to assist maintenance and process engineering in troubleshooting.
  • Complies with all the business compliance requirements of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Housekeeping, Environmental, Safety, and Security.
  • Ability to operate applicable ERP system.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of manufacturing function, acquaintance with and general understanding of detailed aspects of the production process and ability to apply this knowledge to problems and situations ordinarily encountered.

Oversees and cares for poultry used in the production of live vaccines. Ensures that all poultry are cared for in a manner consistent with Boehringer-Ingelheim’s policies and procedures.

**May not own or have contact with other birds or poultry.**

Multiple head-to-toe, full body (hair included) showers DAILY may be required.

Avian Biosecurity Policy

It is the responsibility of all BI Animal Health employees to take necessary steps to avoid contact with the avian species in general. This includes, but is not limited to, commercial poultry, yard chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, wild birds and pet birds. Should contact occur, precautions must be taken prior to entering a critical building or location. Anyone coming into contact with the avian species should not enter into a critical building or location for 72 hours unless they have showered, changed clothes and shoes.

Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany