As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals’ lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco’s promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being. 

This position is responsible for executing the strategic capital plan for Elanco’s Fort Dodge, IA animal vaccine manufacturing facility.  The incumbent will oversee small and large-scale expansion projects as well as facility & utility upgrades and improvements.  These projects will include the design, purchase, and installation of process equipment.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing, allocating resources, and developing capital projects, timelines and budgets.
  • Provide Engineering support in development of project specifications (URS, functional specification, detail design).
  • Work with vendors and stake holders on design, installation, commissioning, factory acceptance test, startup, and validation of equipment.
  • Oversee contractor personnel, ensuring projects are completed within the desired timelines, meeting Engineering, Quality and financial requirements.
  • Review proposals and documents to verify adherence to project scope and technical expectations.
  • Communicate with management to ensure compliance with local, state, Federal and international codes and regulations. Communicate any issues with Environmental Health and Safety department and Management to ensure safety of company personal and contractors. Projects comply with Quality, Regulatory and EHS requirements.
  • Gain on the job training with concentration units, CIP systems, Stainless Steel piping & welding, Freeze Dryers, autoclaves, etc. and other process engineering systems.
  • Scheduling capital activities to meet production needs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering required; Chemical or Mechanical discipline most preferred
  • 2+ years’ previous experience supporting manufacturing equipment in an aseptic environment
  • Ability to understand, evaluate, and implement validation strategies in tandem with project activities
  • Proven ability to deliver capital projects on-time, within budget and with desired deliverables
  • Previous experience working in a regulated environment to lower market risk
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to customer service
  • Experience with Auto-CAD preferred
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.


Additional Information:

  • Elanco Relocation package eligible for qualified candidates





Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status