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Production Technician
Ref No.: 18-11455
Location: Gainesville, Georgia
Duties: 1st shift

Description: Under the direction of the Supervisor, Cocci Production, the incumbent will perform or assist in the performance of all duties involved in the manufacture of live vaccine bulk antigens.

Duties& Responsibilities:
  • Reporting to the Supervisor, Cocci Production, the incumbent receives minimal direction for routine functions and is guided by production schedules, batch records and controlled documents.
  • Oversees and cares for animals used in the production of live vaccines. Ensures that all animals are cared for in a manner consistent with BIAH's policies and procedures. Upon termination of the production cycle in which live animals are used, the incumbent will ensure that the animals are euthanized in a manner prescribed by BIAH.
  • Responsible for performing, and/or assisting in the production of bulk harvests.
  • Operates all equipment within a manner prescribed by manufacturer's recommendations or as documented in controlled documents. Reports any abnormal functions of the equipment to manager.
  • Maintains accurate and timely manufacturing records which include all paperwork and files. Can complete all calculations required within the manufacturing record.
  • Performs duties in accordance with all federal, state, local and company regulations, SOPs and guidelines.
  • Cleans and disinfects all equipment in accordance with documented procedures and inspects same before use to insure that it has been properly cleaned and ready for the prescribed use.
  • Performs, as assigned, miscellaneous incidental duties and temporary jobs at the Sandhills/Cobb Facilities.
  • Drives company vehicles to pick up raw materials and lab supplies.
  • Assists when needed with equipment and facilities maintenance.
  • Maintains a clean, neat and orderly work area. Assists in maintaining the security of the facility. Recognizes and understands the importance of BIAH standards and goals regarding Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in area of responsibility and focuses behavior in a manner consistent with those standards and goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

**May not own or have contact with other birds or poultry.**
Skills: Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:
  • Previous animal care experience is preferred but not necessary.
  • Prior experience working in a poultry processing and/or manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Ability to lift / push/ pull 50 lbs. and carry it at least 10 feet.
  • Must be able to squat, bend, and stoop, as well as twisting and turning.
  • Able to stand on feet for long periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity are important.
  • This position may require working weekends along with flexible shift hours. Regular attendance is required to assure continuance of operations and care of animals.
  • Attention to detail and ability to document work perform.
  • Ability to read and understand SOP's and guidelines and ensure adherence to them.
  • Clean MVR.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Maintain a professional working relation with all team members is required.
  • Poultry and/or Animal background or experience.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to think ahead to next task.
  • Can work well under pressure.
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Strong mechanical background.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.