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?

If you CURRENT or PREVIOUS job was in MANUFACTURING, you could retrain to perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the high-paying pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry.

Here are some of the typical roles and the expected salaries:

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
  • 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

Manufacturing Technician

Work in a discrete manufacturing environment, run and maintain factory equipment and assembly processes, monitor and check the product quality and document results in strict adherence to protocols.

Some companies might call this role:

  • Manufacturing Operator
  • Production Operator
  • Production Technician
  • Assembler
Manufacturing Technician
  • Starting Salary: €30,000 to €35,000
  • After 2 Years: €35,000 to €40,000
  • After 5 Years: €40,000 to €50,000
Manufacturing Technician
  • Starting Salary: $24,728
  • After 2 Years: $30,910
  • After 5 Years: $37,092

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

And with a few years experience,

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?

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.

Note: If you don’t have the relevant qualifications or factory floor experience, FIRST you’ll need to take our Foundation Course in Manufacturing Safe Medicines to fill in your knowledge and qualification gaps and meet this program’s minimum academic requirements.

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.

What Courses do I Need to Take?

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.

Note: If you don’t have the relevant qualifications or factory floor experience, FIRST you’ll need to take our Foundation Course in Manufacturing Safe Medicines to fill in your knowledge and qualification gaps and meet the Certificate in eBioPharma Validation program’s minimum academic requirements.

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.

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.
Check now for open positions. USA – Pennsylvania Jobs Board

Irish Pharmaceutical Jobs Board

Check out the Irelands largest pharma jobs board and see what manufacturing/production jobs are available.
Check now for open positions. Irish Pharma Jobs Board

UK Pharma Jobs Board

Check out the UK’s largest jobs board focused exclusively on the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and see what jobs are available.
Check now for open positions. UK Pharma Jobs Board

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