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Quality Control - Sterility Technician


Last Updated: 11/05/22

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.

Performs bio-analytical methods (immunological, in vivo, microbiological, molecular biological, or virological) for various Bio QC tests on raw materials, in-process, release or stability samples in compliance with 9CFR, EU and VICH regulatory guidelines, Outlines of Production and Special Outlines. Initiates, executes and completes assays as per validated procedures and within Quality and Compliance guidelines and communicates testing, compliance and/or scheduling issues to supervisor. Reports to Quality Consultant in Quality Control.

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Knowledge of basic scientific principles and techniques.

  • Ability to perform tasks following applicable methods and procedures with moderate supervision.

  • Ability to make routine decisions within the scope of responsibilities with guidance.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in a clear, concise and appropriate manner.

  • Ability to documents results and data clearly and accurately.

  • Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and others as needed.

  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork within own group and other internal groups.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

  • Must be able to read and see clearly. Vision clarity with or without correction to read handwritten and computer generated documents.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):


  • Perform routine testing using a significant portion of the existing laboratory assays

  • Maintains laboratory reagents, supplies and calibrated equipment

  • Prepare reagents and materials

  • Accurately calculates results

  • Communicates schedule, test status and concerns

  • Write Laboratory Investigations, as needed.

  • Review and approve results and test sheets

  • Revise a Pre-existing Standard Methods and SOPs

  • Trains others on methods & procedures

  • Enter results into SAP and/or finish second verification


  • In house reagent replacement / validation

  • Coordinate projects with supervision

  • Coordination of projects within group

  • Writes reports and summaries

  • Is called upon by other groups in QC for collaboration or SME


  • Information /data summarized in concise format

  • Demonstrates creativity and contributes original suggestions

  • Troubleshoot / Problem solving beyond method defined action

  • Locate answers from other areas / consult with other areas

  • Seeks development opportunities

  • Capable of understanding complex situations, systems, or issues

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving resolution


  • Use of Word and Excel, SAP, and Veeva (Document system)

Additional Skills & Preferences:

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Flexible attitude

  • React positively to schedule change

Additional Information:

Physical Demands / Surroundings:

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds occasionally.

  • Frequent periods of sitting, walking, and standing.

  • Occasionally must climb stairs or ladders, balance, bend or stoop, crouch or squat.

  • Occasional low level work, fine finger dexterity/ including grasping or pinching required.

  • Writing and use of a computer keyboard frequently.

  • Occasional use of personal protective equipment.

  • Works in a lab and office setting. The individual may be required to enter production support areas as well as sterile filling rooms.

  • May require early, late and/or weekend work.

  • Cleaning ceilings, walls, and floor routinely.

Management & Economic Magnitude:

  • This is an individual contributor role. No leadership experience required.

  • Must have the ability to recognize and solves non-standard problems that can occur in own work unit. May participate in large project(s). Interface with other QC lab personnel and external departments.


  • Travel not required.


Notification of Drug testing and Background Checks

Elanco conducts urinalysis drug testing as a mandatory part of its pre-employment application and background check process after acceptance of a conditional offer of employment by an applicant. The drug testing will be conducted by a certified laboratory/testing service selected by Elanco, in accordance with the procedures required by applicable state and federal law. Additionally, Elanco requires successful completion of a urinalysis drug test if it has reasonable suspicion that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol which adversely affects or could adversely affect the employee's job performance as allowed by applicable law. Tested applicants will be given a copy of any positive test result. All test results shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed by Elanco, other than to those persons for whom such disclosure is necessary. Positive test results, or a refusal to consent to and participate in pre-employment drug testing, shall be grounds for denial of employment. Cooperation in scheduling the testing is important for processing an application for employment. By signing your acceptance to an offer of employment, you consent to be drug tested and acknowledge you have thoroughly read the foregoing notice and policy, and you understand and agree that in order to be considered for employment with Elanco, you will be required to comply with Elanco's drug testing policy. Elanco's background check requirements also include but are not limited to an acceptable criminal background check, educational verification, job history verification and motor vehicle report (if required to drive a company vehicle). If appropriate for the role, as outlined on the job posting, successful completion of Post Offer Exam, Work Simulation and/or Administrative Skills Testing may also be required.

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...