Boehringer Ingelheim UNION: APU 1 Production Operator LG3 (Tues-Fri: 3PM-11:30PM & Sat: 10AM-6PM) in SAINT JOSEPH, Missouri

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


To perform duties in the manufacturer of high quality biological products.

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

  • Prepare all assigned records, calculations, and documentation.

  • Read and follow schedules, procedures, and documents.

  • Assist in training other employees in an area of responsibility as assigned.

  • Assist staff in developing new procedures and methods or improving old ones.

  • Use and understand computer assisted data entry, and process logic controllers (PLCs) including SAP.

  • Assist lower labor grades as needed to insure the completion ofdaily tasks.

  • Maintain and operate laboratory equipment, such as but not limited to, spectrophotometer, centrifuges, pH meters, integrity testing units.

  • Operate and maintain all production equipment including monitoring and properly interpreting all indicators, controls, and PLC controllers.

  • Assist in troubleshooting equipment problems.

  • Perform filter integrity testing and prepare accurate documentation.

  • Calibrate pH and DO controllers.

  • Prepare, sterilize, and dispense media and solutions.

  • Perform filter sterilization and heat sterilization operations.

  • Clean and sterilize fermentors, tanks, vessels, and equipment using autoclaves, clean-in-place (CIP), steam-in-place (SIP).

  • Use and understand computer assisted data entry.

  • Aseptically dispense fermentation/harvest cultures into storage containers and properly identify.

  • Set-up filters for sterilization and prepare documentation.

  • Maintain production vessels such as but not limited to pressure hold test, change O-rings, inspect valves and replace valve diaphragms.

  • Set-up, operate, clean, and sterilize UF and MF concentrators and prepare accurate documentation.

  • Perform other production related aseptic processes as required.

  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Assist higher Grade operators under supervision

  • May perform jobs of the lower grades as required

  • All personnel will be required to routinely go through an aseptic qualification program to ensure adequate aseptic techniques and behavior.


  • Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Communication Skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to train others.

  • Mathematical Skills

  • Perform calculations and conversions involving weights, volumes, and percentages.

  • Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to use basic logic to identify and solve problems

  • Knowledge and skill to recognize creative ideas that add value and are able to be implemented to improve efficiency, effectiveness and reduce complexity for department

  • Mechanical Aptitude

  • Demonstrated understanding of systems, equipment, and processes

  • Computer Skills

  • Experience with Windows Operating System.

  • Comprehension and application

  • Proficient reading, comprehension and application skills toward a diverse set complicated tasks.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • Additional Education and/or Equivalent Experience

  • Successful completion of National Career Readiness Work Keys assessment

  • Knowledge of Hazardous Waste Handling

  • Knowledge of Decontamination and Sterilization

  • Knowledge of Traffic Patterns

  • Knowledge of or evidence of working with BPE methods

  • Understanding of Basic GMP/Documentation practices

  • Demonstrated ability and understanding of Safe working habits and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

  • Understanding of Basic Laboratory Practices, Measurements, Biology and Microbiology

  • Understanding of operating in an aseptic environment

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, State, and International regulations, such as cGMP, USDA, DOT, EPA, OSHA as they pertain to the employee’s work.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Corporate guidelines and Policies related to the employee’s work. Shall have an adequate knowledge of Drug and Chemical names, and be able to distinguish between similar names, physical appearance and precautions in handling.

  • Must be able to proceed independently in product processing in accordance with standard methods, standard operating procedures, and Manufacturing Directions, using proper aseptic techniques.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including verification of your past employment, criminal history, and educational background

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is a different kind of pharmaceutical company, a privately held company with the ability to have an innovative and long term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries that improve patients' lives and we equate success as a pharmaceutical company with the steady introduction of truly innovative medicines. Boehringer Ingelheim is the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations. At Boehringer Ingelheim, we are committed to delivering value through innovation. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc., Roxane Laboratories Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Protected Veteran/Person with a Disability

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment background investigations and drug screenings.


This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.

Organization: US-Vetmedica

Title: UNION: APU 1 Production Operator LG3 (Tues-Fri: 3PM-11:30PM & Sat: 10AM-6PM)

Location: Americas-United States-MO-Saint Joseph

Requisition ID: 1810065