Manufacturing Operator

at Discovery Solutions, Inc. in Winslow, Maine, United States

Job Description

Discovery Solutions is seeking job seekers for a contract position with one of our customers, a leading company that has been enriching life by developing innovative solutions that protect and enhance animal health.

LOCATION: Winslow, Maine (04901)

SHIFT:     Monday to Friday 7 am to 3:30 pm (Occasional weekend and off-hour work hours are required).


The Operator performs general operations functions which include, but are not limited to the following areas:

•Bacterial Fermentation (media preparation, inoculation, harvest and inactivation)

•Egg Handling (egg receipt, traying, disinfection processes, transferring eggs)

•Egg derived processes & tissue culture (candling, incubation, inoculation, harvest, inactivation)

•Centrifugation, concentration processes

•Filling operations (product emulsification and liquid filling processes, lyophilization)

•Process and equipment preparation and process cleaning/disinfection activities

*Washing, wrapping, and sterilizing of glassware and equipment

*Loading/unloading autoclaves

*Disinfecting room surfaces and equipment

•Ensuring appropriate amount of materials (chemicals, consumables, etc.) are available

•Use of electronic systems (e.g. SAP) to stage materials

All tasks are performed in accordance with internal and external guidelines:

•Understands and practices good aseptic technique and biosecurity measures

•Perform routine, repetitive tasks with moderate to limited degree of supervision.

•Performs duties according to established SOP's, production records and company safety procedures.

•Concurrently completes documentation and follows established protocols


Other Information:

•Flexibility to operate in different work environments

•Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and clean room environment may apply.

•May be required to work in an area with exposure to potential allergens.

•Position may require a certain amount of heavy lifting (up to 60 pounds).


SPECIFIC JOB POSTING INFORMATION:   Candidates or workers who own birds at their personal property or have come in contact with birds within the last 48 hours are not permitted at the Winslow, Maine facility. 

Candidates who come in regular contact with any kind of birds are ineligible for this position. For manufacturing roles, gowning will require changing clothing in a gender specific common area.


EXPERIENCE: Prefer candidates with experience working within a lab, aseptic, manufacturing, or production environment in a regulated industry.


Additional Preferences:

•Associates Degree in science field (Biology or Microbiology preferred)

•Previous exposure to aseptic technique and/or other lab sciences is preferred. 

•Scientific aptitude and eagerness to learn preferred

•Speed and accuracy of fine hand manipulation and good eye-hand coordination

•Must be an effective member of a team and be able to follow written and oral instructions. 

•Must possess oral and written communication skills

•Detail oriented


EDUCATION: Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent required. 

Associates Degree is preferred but not required. 



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Job Posting: 629304

Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

Updated On: Nov 22, 2021