Education and Training in Pharma
Manufacturing/Production Job Descriptions & Salaries

Manufacturing/Production Background

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

What kind of roles would I be suitable for based on my manufacturing/production background?
Depending on your current work experience, here are some of the typical roles you could retrain into and the expected salaries.

Packaging Operator

Responsible for taking the finished product of a manufacturing process and ensuring that it is packaged in line with company and industry standards, making it ready for sale or distribution.

Some companies might call this role: Packaging Technician

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €28,000 to €32,000
  • After 2 Years: €32,000 to €38,000
  • After 5 Years: €38,000 to €42,000
Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $24,728
  • After 2 Years: $30,910
  • After 5 Years: $37,092

Process Technician

Operates equipment, monitors processes and documents results in strict adherence to protocols. They are involved in all stages of the manufacturing process and in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, their role often occurs within a clean-room environment.

Some companies might call this role: Chemical Process Technician, BioProcess Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Manufacturing Operator, Production Technician, Cleanroom Operator.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €30,000 to €35,000
  • After 2 Years: €35,000 to €40,000
  • After 5 Years: €40,000 to €50,000
Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $37,480
  • After 2 Years: $46,850
  • After 5 Years: $56,220

Production Supervisor

Directly responsible for overseeing and organising the equipment, staff and processes on a production floor. They will oversee scheduling and routine production activities as well as acting as first-line troubleshooting should problems arise.

Some companies might call this role: Process Supervisor, Manufacturing Supervisor

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $44,640
  • After 2 Years: $55,800
  • After 5 Years: $66,960
Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries
  • Average US Salary: $55,800

What Courses do I Need to Take?

What Courses do I Need to Take to Successfully Retrain for a Manufacturing/Production Role in this Sector?

You would need to take between 1 to 2 courses depending on your background.

If you have a technical qualification in engineering or science/laboratory or 2 to 3+ years factory floor experience, you would need to take our 30-Week Certificate in eBioPharmaChem.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries

This 30-week academically accredited Certificate will help you find an operator/technician role within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries Beginner Join 3,102 Learners

Note: If you don’t have the relevant qualifications or factory floor experience, you will need start with our Foundation Course to familiarise yourself with working in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment and meet the minimum academic entry requirements for the Certificate in eBioPharmaChem.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries

Take this intro course and learn how safe medicines and medical devices are manufactured in a regulated GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) environment.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries Beginner Join 1,023 Learners

What Courses do I Need to Take?

What Courses do I Need to Take to Successfully Retrain for a Manufacturing/Production Role in this Sector?

You would need to take between 1 to 2 courses depending on your background.

If you have a technical qualification in engineering or science/laboratory or 2 to 3+ years factory floor experience, you would need to take our 50-Week Certificate in e-BioPharma Validation.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries

This 12-Month academically accredited Certificate will prepare you for a validation role within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries Beginner Join 930 Learners

Note: If you don’t have the relevant qualifications or factory floor experience, you will need start with our Foundation Course to familiarise yourself with working in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment and meet the minimum academic entry requirements for the Certificate in eBioPharmaChem.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries

Take this intro course and learn how safe medicines and medical devices are manufactured in a regulated GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) environment.

Manufacturing Job Roles & Salaries Beginner Join 1,023 Learners

Available Jobs

Pennsylvania’s Pharma Jobs Board

Check out Pennsylvania’s largest jobs board focused exclusively on the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and see what jobs are available.
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Irish Pharma Jobs Board

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UK Pharma Jobs Board

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References

Salaries calculated as 80%, 100% and 120% of BLS averages.

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