Production Operator

Last updated 6 days ago
Location:Parkville
Job Type:Full Time

About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

  • 8 positions available | Full Time Permanent | Parkville based

  • Support the production of a potential COVID-19 vaccine!

  • One of Australia's largest companies with a global and dynamic focus

Our Culture
Come join a company that tackles fascinating problems and find solutions to complex challenges. With deep expertise in influenza science, our team works on cutting-edge research, pioneering technologies to optimise the manufacturing process and improve the effectiveness of influenza vaccines. We operate as one integrated global organisation, drawing together expert staff from different countries to collaborate. Together, we are working on the front line to protect communities from seasonal influenza and global pandemic threats. When you join Seqirus, you join a team dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. It's a feeling of possibility, creativity, and purpose that inspires us every day.

The Opportunity
We are currently looking to recruit for eight technical and driven Production Operators at our Parkville site. You will participate in the manufacture of Seqirus products within the Fill/Finish department, including human vaccines associated and not limited to Influenza Virus Vaccine, Products of National Significance and speciality R&D products in accordance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) and Quality Management Systems (QMS). You support various areas across the Fill Finish department in Filling, Packaging and Container Preparation. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work on a project where you will support the production of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

The Role

  • Complete all production tasks according to GMP, QMS and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) requirements

  • Operation of aseptic filling equipment in a clean room environment by using aseptic processing techniques, gowning and the correct use of sterilised equipment

  • Prepare product contact parts and equipment to be used in the manufacturing process, such as intermediate bottles, fittings, filters and machine parts

  • Assemble and operate manufacturing related equipment as required, such as washing equipment, autoclaves and dry heat ovens

  • Routine cleaning of plant, equipment and production work areas as scheduled

  • Routine environmental monitoring of clean rooms and production areas as scheduled

  • Completing batch process sheets accurately and in real time

  • Perform and document in-process quality checks and batch process calculations according to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) requirements

  • Actively participate to improve departmental processes and procedures

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar position within the Pharmaceutical/Manufacturing or health industry

  • Proven experience in aseptic dispensing and use of clean rooms, coupled with experience using automated machinery/packing equipment

  • Knowledge and understanding of GMP and QMS, with the ability to meet production targets and objectives

  • Exceptional communication and problem solving skills, coupled with the ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment

  • Driven to contribute to continuous improvement and ongoing learning and development, whilst being flexible and adaptable to change

  • Previous experience with environmental monitoring, packing and/or Grade A cleanroom exposure will be highly regarded


The successful candidates will be required to work shift work, with varied start/end times, overtime, weekend work and public holidays work when required. 12 hour shifts (varied start/end times during the day, afternoon and night) are required during the length of COVID-19 project, with anticipated duration until 30 July 2021.

The successful candidate will also be required to undertake vaccination against the influenza virus.

How to apply
If you are looking to develop your skills and shape the health of Australians during this pandemic, please apply with your resume and cover letter, which must address the criteria above, and include the reference number R-123682.

Applications close 5pm AEDT on Sunday 25 October 2020.

CSL advises that screening including; criminal history, medical assessment, confirmation of experience, stated qualifications and other relevant checks form a part of the candidate suitability evaluation process. Where applicable, this applies to current CSL employees. CSL employees must notify their current manager when selected for interview for any advertised internal vacancies.

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Seqirus does not accept unsolicited referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Seqirus' Talent Acquisition to obtain prior written authorisation before referring any candidates to Seqirus. The obtaining of prior written authorisation is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Seqirus. In the absence of such written authorisation being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Seqirus. Seqirus shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.