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Production Technician I

  • Full Time
  • Shifts
  • Aurora, ON
  • competitive compensation package CAD / Year
  • Job: 2309010

Job Purpose

Contribute to the small-scale (Pilot Plant, Kilo Lab, Small Scale) production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates in a safe and efficient manner that is compliant with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), government regulations and meets customer’s expectations.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Perform batch making process under the direction of a senior level Production Technicians and according to Standard Operating procedures (SOP’s). Activities include:
    • Loading/unloading vessels
    • Transferring liquids and solids between vessels as required
    • Charging liquids and solids to a vessel
    • Monitor parameters
    • Complete production related documentation (e.g. batch sheet, log books)
  • Dismantle, clean, assemble and set-up production equipment and complete cleaning logs as instructed by a senior level Technician
  • Sample materials and products by reviewing and preparing documentation, preparing the sampling and protective equipment, obtaining the sample and submitting to Quality and Compliance function under the direction of a senior level Technicians
  • Maintain cleanliness and order of work area to ensure cGMP and safety compliance
  • Package, apply labels and lot numbers to identify batches under the guidance of a senior level Technician
  • Actively train on SOP’s, Technical Manuals and safety procedures as required
  • Participate in opportunities to develop industry-relevant production knowledge
  • Practice compliance with cGMP and safe operations (e.g. wearing Personal Protective Equipment including self-contained breathing apparatus and cartridge respirators


  • Secondary school education
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in production positions is an asset. Preferably, experience is within the pharmaceutical or fine chemical industry
  • Skills and knowledge in handling hazardous chemicals (WHMIS) is an asset
  • Understanding of cGMP is an asset
  • Ability to work rotating 12-hour continental shifts
  • Knowledge of production equipment such as pumps/hoses, sparkler filters, robot filters, fork lift and heating/cooling units is an asset
  • Ability to work within a operations environment (indoor/outdoor, physical demands (see PDA) and shift work)
  • Knowledge of PPE and SCBA is an asset • EHS Focus
  • Passionately Reliable
  • Rapid Responsiveness
  • Innovative Efficiency
  • Teamwork
  • Detail Orientation

Physical Demands

  • Must occasionally move equipment and/or materials up to 25 kg
    • Material handling equipment available
    • Movement of large equipment is done with teams
  • Must be clean shaven to wear provided respiratory protection
  • Must wear provided PPE
    • Eg. Tyvek coveralls, safety eyewear, gloves, and safety footwear

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