Manufacturing Job Descriptions & Salaries

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Manufacturing Technical Specialist


Job description – Monitors production line for efficiency and productivity. Test products and assemblies for quality and functionality, involved in troubleshooting if issues found.

Average U.S. salary ($) – 70,541

Ideal background – Bachelor’s Degree in science or engineering field, experience within manufacturing (or scientific) environment advantageous.

Career path – Group Leader > Technology Manager > Technology Director

 

Manufacturing Operations Associate


Job description – Works in daily operation of the manufacturing process, conducts duties in line with company as well as external protocols and procedures. Will be involved in set-up of smaller equipment as well as troubleshooting issues if they arise

Average U.S. salary ($) – 52,500

Ideal background – Bachelors degree in science or engineering field, experience within manufacturing (or scientific) environment advantageous.

Career path – Supervisor > Manufacturing Manager > Manufacturing Director

 

Technician (Manufacturing/Production)


Job description – Manufacturing pharmaceuticals and medical devices in a highly regulated environment of processes, products and assembly lines. Can also be involved with quality control procedures. The Technician performs chemical operations, testing, inspection, and cleaning duties on a variety of equipment used in the manufacturing plant. In addition, this role will be involved in carrying out subdivision, solid charge, distillation, filtration and pack-off activities, in accordance with safety and cGMP requirements. Maintaining proper cGMP compliant documentation and good housekeeping are also integral to this role.

Average U.S. salary ($) – 63,140

Ideal background – Operations experience within a related field advantageous.

Career path – Senior Technician > Supervisor > Production Executive

 

Assembler


Job description – Assembling finished product into packaging in line with site specifications and policies.

Average U.S. salary ($) – 32,500

Ideal background – Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is advantageous.

Career path – Senior Assembler > Production Supervisor > Production Manager

 

Chemical Process Technician


Job description – Performs chemical process testing to ensure chemical balance maintained for chemical operations, mixings solutions and materials in line with company standards. Operation and maintenance of chemical mixing equipment.

Average U.S. salary ($) – 55,660

Ideal background – High school level education, previous experience within chemical processing setting highly desirable.

Career path – Senior Chemical Process Technician

 

Packing Machine Operator


Job description – Operating an automated packing machine. Ensures product is correctly packaged, in line with site specification and procedures and ensures efficient ongoing line production.

Average U.S. salary ($) – 32,189

Ideal background – Previous machine operator experience highly desirable.

Career path – Senior Operator > Production Supervisor > Production Manager

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