Education and Training in Pharma

What is a Process Engineer?

What is Process Engineering? Process Engineering is an extremely important part of the manufacturing industry. It provides the chemical processes and equipment that are used to turn raw materials into an end product. Process Engineers are the individuals who create, set specifications, develop, implement and monitor this equipment or these processes as part of [...]

February 17th, 2017|

What is a Process Technician?

What is a Process Technician? Depending on the company, a Process Technician may also be referred to as Manufacturing Operators or Manufacturing Associates. The role requires individuals to follow strict internal protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as following current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). There is a large amount of responsibility [...]

February 17th, 2017|

What is a Project Engineer?

What is a Project Engineer? Project engineering is typically the management of engineering and technical projects - this includes management of personnel, budget and scheduling to deliver a successful project outcome that is fit for purpose. In addition to these factors, a significant consideration of the work of project engineers is the safety of [...]

February 17th, 2017|

What is a Quality Assurance Associate?

What is Quality Assurance and what is a Quality Assurance Associate? Quality Assurance is part of the manufacturing quality system. It aims to prevent mistakes in the manufacturing process and defects in the finished product by implementing and monitoring processes and procedures. Individuals within the Quality Assurance department monitor these processes and procedures, take [...]

February 17th, 2017|

What is a Quality Control Associate?

What is Quality Control and what does a Quality Control Associate Do? Quality Control is the process by which a manufactured product is deemed suitable to be released for sale or distribution. This decision is made after significant testing of the product and comparison against a pre-defined standard. The Quality Control department will test [...]

February 17th, 2017|

What is a Packaging Operator?

What is Packaging Operator? As the title would suggest, packaging roles within this manufacturing setting are jobs which focus on taking the finished medical device or pharmaceutical product and packaging them for distribution and sale. Regulations, protocols and quality systems are just as important here as they are at every other stage of the [...]

February 17th, 2017|

What is a Maintenance Technician?

What is a Maintenance Technician? As in most industrial environments, maintenance is a key feature of pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing. The maintenance team will be involved in routine maintenance procedures as well as helping to troubleshoot issues should they arise with equipment in the manufacturing process. Due to the highly controlled and [...]

February 17th, 2017|

What is a Quality Engineer?

What is Quality Engineering? A quality engineer works within a wider team of quality professionals with the overall aim of maintaining the quality of the final product. They do so by following the quality management systems of the manufacturing process. Successful quality engineering ensures that final products are safe and meet customer expectations, while [...]

February 17th, 2017|

What is a Laboratory Technician?

What is a Laboratory Technician? The primary role of a laboratory technician is to assist industry scientists in their research and testing. This can involve a number of different tasks and these tasks can vary greatly between roles. Within the pharmaceutical industry, laboratory technicians can be employed in research and development or in production [...]

February 17th, 2017|

What is an Automation Engineer?

What is an Automation Engineer? An Automation Engineer uses technology to oversee or manage the manufacturing process. The aim of this is technology is to streamline the manufacturing process to make it as efficient as possible while still maintaining product quality and adhering to internal protocols and external regulations. For any relevant step in [...]

February 17th, 2017|

Pharmaceutical Job Application Checklist & Tracking Template

If you’re looking to make a career change into pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing, the thought of starting your job hunt may be a little overwhelming. When you don’t know an industry, every step of the job hunting process can become a massive hurdle. We know. Here at GetReskilled, we’ve been helping trainees make that [...]

February 14th, 2017|