Production Utility Worker

Perform duties in production of vaccines or toxoids.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Production Utility Workers do?

Performs any combination of following duties in production of vaccines or toxoids: Adds chemical solutions, disease virus, or bacteria to and removes culture fluids from glass vessels, using pump. Connects pumping equipment to storage, filtration, fermentation, and refrigeration containers to transfer and refrigerate chemical ingredients or to flush containers. Conveys chemical ingredients, disease bacteria, and disease viruses in drums, containers, jars, or vials to and from storage or refrigeration rooms, using handtruck. Carries samples of chemical broth, vaccine, or toxoid to quality control unit. Tends sterilizers, oven, and autoclave that sterilize glassware, instruments, and portable equipment. Washes designated equipment by hand, using brushes, rags, and detergent. Thaws frozen ingredients used in developing vaccines or toxoids, using thawing equipment.

Should I be a Production Utility Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Culture-Room Worker, Utility Worker, Production, Utility Worker, Virus

    How to Become a
    Production Utility Worker

    Most Production Utility Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9chaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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