Production Technician 1

Date: Feb 19, 2024

Location: Clare Valley Region - Martindale

Company: btgplc


Current Opportunity



SERB Specialty Pharmaceuticals is a Global specialty pharmaceutical group focused on prescription medicines which address rare and life-threatening diseases.

Following strategic acquisitions and targeted developments, SERB has succeeded in establishing a consistent drugs portfolio focused on niche specialty pharmaceuticals to ensure continuous availability of life-saving medicines and answer unmet medical needs.

Our commitment is to continue to offer essential drugs meeting Public health needs.


Do you enjoy working with sheep on a day to day basis and hold animal welfare to a high standard? If so, BTG has the job for you.


About Serb Pharmaceuticals

Serb provides rescue medicines typically used in emergency rooms and intensive care units to treat patients for whom there are limited treatment options. We are dedicated to delivering quality medicines that make a real difference to patients and their families through the development, manufacture, and commercialisation of pharmaceutical products. Our current portfolio of antidotes counteracts certain snake venoms and the toxicity associated with some heart and cancer medications.

Broad Function

Be an active member of the Production Team whilst assisting the Production Supervisor / Sr Production Technician(s) to conduct a number of sheep handling activities (indoor and outdoor) for the immunisation and bleeding programs and associated activities for the production of antibodies in the BTG sheep flock, including the maintenance of appropriate records and documentation.

Assist in the maintenance of the Production Facility buildings and operation to the standard approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and in accordance with the principles of the Code of Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).

This position is offered as an 18 month maternity leave contract.

Principle Responsibilities

Support the production of low bio-burden serum from the blood harvested in the Production Facility by:
  • Strictly following all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) that are in use within the production unit
  • Conducting all operations and procedures with the utmost attention to detail, hygiene and safety
  • Ensuring routine animal husbandry practices are carried out on an industry “best practice” basis and in accordance with the “Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals – The Sheep”.
  • Ensuring that any suspected health problems are reported immediately to the Production Supervisor, a Sr Production Technician(s), or Veterinarian and assist when required

Education and Experience

  • A tertiary qualification in Animal Science / Agriculture or similar would be desirable but not essential
  • Front end loader / Telehandler licenses would be advantageous but not essential
  • Proficient IT skills mainly in Microsoft Office suite



Skills and Attributes

  • A current South Australian Driver’s Licence is required
  • Ability to work in a close team environment
  • Good communication, literacy, written and numeracy skills essential
  • High attention to detail

Company Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Quarterly Performance Related Bonus
  • Super Salary Sacrifice options
  • 5 weeks annual leave with additional 3 days over Christmas
  • Full uniform provided and laundered

Serb Specialty Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation & benefit packages, challenging opportunities and a culture of working together in a supportive way built on our strong foundation of values.