- Packaging Operator
- Packaging Technician
- High School Diploma
- College diploma
- Clean equipment, dissemble equipment, set-up equipment.
- Programming batch information, setup and configuration of equipment
- Follow written procedures such as company Standard Operating Procedrures (SOPs) and Bulk Operate packaging equipment
- Operation packaging equipment. Program batch information, setup and configure equipment
- Run packaging lines to package finished products
- Monitor product quality and ensure it meets the specification limits
- Maintenance of the equipment and the packaging line
- Identify any deviations from the written procedures, defects, losses and incidents and notify the supervisor.
- May be required to transfer materials, objects and packaged products from one area to another
Must Have Skills
- Detail oriented and ability to follow written procedures without any deviation are absolute must
- Able to stand for a long period of time and lift/ move materials, objects and packaged products from one area to another.
- Must be okay to work in an environment that requires GMP gowning and do shift work
- Work well under pressure and in a ‘fast paced and minimal tolerance for mistakes’ environment
- Able to do the same task over and over again
- Honest and transparent
- Able to take responsibility for your own action
- Work well individually and as part of a team
- Professional, fast learner and takes initiative
- Able to work in a highly regulated environment and follow company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), regulatory guidelines and safety standards.
Type of companies that hire
- Pharmaceutical/ Biopharmaceutical
- Contract Labs (with manufacturing capability)
- Cannabis Industry
- Food Industry
- Cosmetic companies
- knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), FDA, Health Canada
- any transferable skills that speak for your ability to follow written procedures and directions without any deviations
Technician –> Operator –> Senior –> Supervisor (B.Sc./ B.Eng.) –> Director/ VP
–> Manufacturing Operator (at least college diploma to be competitive)
The following will require at least college diploma but university degree to be competitive.
–> Document reviewer/ QA Associate with QA department (Quality Assurance Courses taken)
–> QC chemist/ analyst (courses on HPLC taken and knowledge of QC testing)
–> if you have certification on project management and preferably PM certified, consider becoming a Project Manager
–> with business certification, you could even transfer to business side of the pharma
- Facts About the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs)
- USP <1029> Good Documentation Guidelines