Manufacturing Job Descriptions & Salaries
View our pharmaceutical job descriptions and salary guide and see which position is best for you along with your estimated starting salary.
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.
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
Ideal background – Bachelors degree in science or engineering field, experience within manufacturing (or scientific) environment advantageous.
Career path – Supervisor > Manufacturing Manager > Manufacturing Director
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.
Ideal background – Operations experience within a related field advantageous.
Career path – Senior Technician > Supervisor > Production Executive
Job description – Assembling finished product into packaging in line with site specifications and policies.
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.
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.
Ideal background – Previous machine operator experience highly desirable.
Career path – Senior Operator > Production Supervisor > Production Manager
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