Shaping the future of animal health

Manufacturing Technician

  • Global Animal Health Company
  • Based in Penrith

Virbac is a specialist animal health company with our core business in sheep and cattle products, veterinary pharmaceuticals, a wide range of pet care products for dogs and cats, and a broad range of products for horses.  World-wide we are 3500 employees strong and this helps us achieve our goal of becoming “Closer to Customer, Better Through People”.

We are looking for a Biological/Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technician to join the Production Operations team based at our Penrith manufacturing facility.

As a Manufacturing Technician you will be responsible for carrying out area specific tasks in order to meet production schedules. 

Job Requirements:

  • Commitment to EH&S
  • Carrying out all the manufacturing activities required as per quality and safety standards
  • Operating production equipment
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Can do attitude
  • Capable of detecting and resolving equipment/process issues
  • Good communication, planning and time management skills
  • Willingness to work extra hours and/or overtime to support production schedules (including some weekends and participation in On Call roster)
  • Liaise with and effectively build strong relationships with other team members and key stakeholders
  • Tertiary qualifications in Biological Science – desirable

Job Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to the production schedule by carrying out tasks as required
  • Participation in various compliance related activities (eg GMP. EH&S, etc)
  • Record keeping in Batch Records and Logbooks; writing and review of SOP’s
  • Housekeeping of work areas
  • Sterilisation of equipment and vessels – use of autoclave and in situ vessel sterilization
  • Sterile filtration of solutions
  • Clean room gowning and aseptic techniques
  • Fermentation in small and large scale vessels
  • Inactivation and downstream processing
  • Sampling of processes and systems as required.

A genuine interest in production oriented roles as well as the desire to actively participate in a team environment is an important prerequisite.  You will be eventually required to work within all areas of Production to provide cross-functional support.

If you are interested in the role please send your application to: