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Boehringer Ingelheim UNION: Non EU-Central Services Operator, LG3, 3rd Shift, Tues-Sat, 11:00p-7:30a 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 assignedrecords, calculations, and documentation.

  • Read and followschedules, procedures, and documents.

  • Assist in trainingother employees in an area of responsibility as assigned.

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

  • Use and understandcomputer assisted data entry, and process logic controllers (PLCs) includingSAP.

  • Assist lower laborgrades as needed to insure the completion of daily tasks.

  • Maintain and operatelaboratory equipment, such as but not limited to, pH meters, integrity testingunits, Operator Interface Terminals (OIT), and HMI’s.

  • Maintain alllaboratory and production equipment including monitoring and properlyinterpreting all indicators, controls, and PLC controllers.

  • Assist introubleshooting equipment problems.

  • Perform filterintegrity testing and prepare accurate documentation.

  • Calibrate pH controllers.

  • Prepare, sterilize,media, disinfectants, and sanitizing solutions.

  • Perform filtersterilization and heat sterilization operations.

  • Sterilize Add cans,tanks, vessels, and equipment using autoclaves, ovens, clean-in-place (CIP),steam-in-place (SIP) and steam docking procedures.

  • Set-up filters forsterilization.

  • Maintain productionvessels such as but not limited to pressure hold test, change O rings, inspectvalves, inspect agitator bearings.

  • Perform scheduledpreventative maintenance.

  • Perform otherproduction related aseptic processes as required.

  • Maintain inventoryof materials to insure production needs are met.

  • Aseptic techniquesindependently.

  • Perform clean roomgowning and pass clean room gowning validation consecutively

  • Clean, assemble, andset-up for sterilization items required for Production.

  • Perform scheduledpreventative maintenance.

  • Assist higher Gradeoperators under supervision

  • Required to performwork of a lower classification as needed.

  • All personnel willbe required to routinely go through an aseptic qualification program to ensureadequate aseptic techniques and behavior.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education and/orExperience

  • High school diplomaor equivalent

  • CommunicationSkills

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

  • Mathematical Skills

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

  • Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to use basiclogic to identify and solve problems

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

  • Mechanical Aptitude

  • Demonstratedunderstanding of systems, equipment, and processes

  • Computer Skills

  • Experience withWindows Operating System.

  • Comprehension andapplication

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

  • PhysicalRequirements

  • MEDIUM LEVEL 3 – Work related tasks & weightsforces associated:

  • Lifting, push/pullin this dept. does not exceed 50 pounds of force.

  • Lifts includehoppers weighing 25 pounds; carboys are only handled empty; the washer lifts 39pound lids; 325 tanks using 40 pounds of force to push/pull; trucks w/newwheels taking 20-25 pounds to push/pull; pistons out of fill room are movedaround 35 pounds; push/pull of autoclave doors take 25-30 pounds; push/pull ofempty sub tank takes 60 pounds (2 person push taking 30 pounds each; full tanksare moved using a machine).

  • 2 full ad cans onautoclave cart 18 pounds push/pull, 19 pounds push/pull on transfer cart

  • Ability to wear arespirator as a requirement of the job, no pulmonary restrictions.

Desired Skills,Experience and Abilities:

  • Additional Educationand/or Equivalent Experience

  • Successfulcompletion of National Career Readiness Work Keys assessment

  • Knowledge ofHazardous Waste Handling

  • Knowledge ofDecontamination and Sterilization

  • Knowledge of TrafficPatterns

  • Knowledge of orevidence of working with BPE methods

  • Understanding ofBasic GMP/Documentation practices

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

  • Understanding ofBasic Laboratory Practices, Measurements, Biology and Microbiology

  • Understanding ofoperating in an aseptic environment

  • Ability to work in ateam environment

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

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

  • Must be able toproceed independently in product processing in accordance with standardmethods, standard operating procedures, and Manufacturing Directions, usingproper aseptic techniques.


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

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

  • Must be 18 years ofage or older

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

Want to learn more? Visit at and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Puerto Rico LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; physical or psychiatric disability; veteran or military status; domestic violence victim status; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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-Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Title: UNION: Non EU-Central Services Operator, LG3, 3rd Shift, Tues-Sat, 11:00p-7:30a

Location: Americas-US-MO-Saint Joseph

Requisition ID: 2012708