Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Title: Compounder
Location: Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN

Company: Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada
General Summary:
The main responsibilities of this position include cleaning, setting up and operating manufacturing equipment as part of the process of compounding pharmaceutical creams, ointments and liquids.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Complete G.M.P. documents, such as the Batch Record, cleaning & sanitizing logs, housekeeping logs and other documents / log records pertaining to manufacturing.
  • Follow safety rules/regulations and report any workplace injuries or accidents. Assist when required to improve equipment safety related procedures. Wash and sanitize compounding rooms and vessels.
  • Compounding batches as per SOP’s and Master Formulas. Report discrepancies and deviations in a timely manner to compounding lead hand or supervisor.
  • Dispense raw materials when required.
  • Perform accurate inventory transactions using the ERP system, SAP.
  • Maintain a clean and organized working environment. Familiar with 5S processes and Lean Manufacturing Concepts.
  • Participate and assist with continuous improvement projects and processes.
  • Work safely and accurately with a focus on completing tasks and documentation right first time.
  • Assist with the training of new compounders.
  • Perform start-up and shutdown procedures for all vessels.
  • Perform minor repairs to the facility and equipment where applicable.
  • Perform verification checks for equipment (scales, mixers, pH meters) used in manufacturing as per predefine time periods.
  • Assist Validation or Pharmaceutical Technology staff with new formulations and scale ups.
  • Assist with investigations where necessary.
  • Notify compounding lead hand and mechanic in a timely manner if equipment parts and compounding consumables are low in quantity.
  • Required to perform other duties as assigned

Hours of work
3 shift rotation every 2 weeks

  • Days – Monday to Friday inclusive from 6:00 a.m. through to 2:00 p.m.*
  • Afternoons – Monday to Friday inclusive from 2:00 p.m. through to 10:00 p.m.*
  • Nights – Monday at 10:00 p.m. through to Saturday at 6:00 a.m. (inclusive)*

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities*

  • Previous experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Post-secondary education in scientific discipline is preferred or 5 years of experience in a pharmaceutical environment.
  • Excellent math skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Lotus Notes. Must be comfortable with use of tablets and trainable on associated programs (MES, SAP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate and work effectively in a team-based environment.
  • Strong understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices (G.M.P.) requirements.
  • Must be able to actively listen and receive coaching and applicable training.

Job Type: Full-time

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