UNION: APU 3 Aerobes Production Operator, LG3, 2nd Shift, Mon-Fri, 3:00p-11:30p
US-Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
 Saint Joseph, MO


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 &


  • 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
  • Assist lower labor
    grades as needed to insure the completion of daily tasks.
  • Maintain and operate
    laboratory equipment, such as but not limited to, spectrophotometer,
    microscopes, 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.
  • Assist in performing
    the bulking of final product and prepare accurate documentation.
  • Perform filter
    integrity testing and prepare accurate documentation.
  • Calibrate pH
  • Prepare, sterilize,
    and dispense media and solutions.
  • Perform filter
    sterilization and heat sterilization operations.
  • Sterilize
    fermentors, tanks, vessels, and equipment using autoclaves, clean-in-place
    (CIP), steam-in-place (SIP).
  • Aseptically dispense
    fermentation cultures into storage containers and properly identify.
  • Set-up filters for
    sterilization and prepare accurate documentation.
  • Perform production
    sterility testing and prepare documentation.
  • Maintain production
    vessels such as but not limited to pressure hold test, change O rings, inspect
    valves, and inspect agitator bearings.
  • Set-up, operate,
    clean centrifuges, and prepare accurate documentation.
  • Set-up, operate,
    clean, sterilize UF and MF concentrators, and prepare accurate documentation.
  • Set-up, operate,
    clean, sterilize emulsifiers, and prepare accurate documentation.
  • Perform other
    production related aseptic processes as required.
  • Aseptically gather
    and transfer samples for QC testing.
  • Perform scheduled
    preventative maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as


  • Education and/or
    • High school diploma
      or equivalent
  • Communication
    • 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
    • Proficient reading,
      comprehension and application skills toward a diverse set complicated tasks.
  • Physical
    • Work related tasks
      & weights forces associated:
      • Empty 800L jacketed
        tank takes 51.7 lbs break away force moved occasionally.
      • Filled 1500L subs
        are now moved with tow trucks.
      • Any sub moving by
        hand must be done with a minimum of two people if moving assistance devices are
        not available.
      • Various filled wire
        baskets weighing as much as 44 lbs are handled.
      • Carboys weighing 50
        lbs are lifted onto carts.
  • Ability to wear a
    respirator as a requirement of the job, no pulmonary restrictions.

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
  • 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 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.
  • 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.



  • Must be legally
    authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to
    take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of
    age 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

boehringer-ingelheim.com and

join us in our effort to make more health.


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.