Technician II

Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada -

Full job description

Taro Pharmaceuticals is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.

Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.

With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.

Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit:

What we offer:
A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Incentive bonus programs that are designed to reward employees for their individual contributions

Benefit programs designed to support our employees and their families, including a comprehensive health & dental benefits package, group RRSP matching program, direct access to healthcare and well-being programs, and paid time off

Employee training and organizational development programs including tuition reimbursement, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs

General Summary:
The Technician maintains component supply to packaging lines, washes and assists with filler assembly. Operates filling lines and packaging equipment in a safe manner and maintains compliance with cGMP and SOP requirements.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Training Level 1 to 2:
Operate filling lines and equipment

Supply filling lines with components and bulk for packaging

Ensure drum and lot changes are completed effectively and on-time with minimal bulk waste

Set-up, monitor and adjust fill weights throughout the operation ensuring minimal overfill

Assemble and disassemble equipment such as fillers, manifolds, tube holders and supply pumps

Perform filler changeovers, set-ups and troubleshooting

Prepare detergent and sanitizing agents with the correct dilution factor

Sanitize filling rooms as per standard operating procedure

Perform housekeeping tasks such as washing floors, walls etc.

Perform line clearance processes both inside filling rooms and secondary packaging

Complete G.M.P. documents right first time, for example cleaning & sanitization records, packaging work orders, non-stationary equipment logs etc.

Wash and sanitize wetted change parts for fillers and supply pumps

Troubleshoot machine problems effectively based on the observed abnormalities

Change embossing/coding block characters (expiration date and batch number) for metal and laminate tubes as specified on the packaging work order (PWO)

Set-up/change-over of product contact parts (hopper, graco pump, directional valve, auger, dosing pump, nozzle etc.)

Sign off required line start-up documentation in the primary and secondary areas prior to production run

Assist with training of new hires

Assist Line Mechanics, as required

Work with safety in mind with respect to all assigned tasks

Other duties as assigned.

Training Level 3:
Set-up/change-over filling (primary) equipment as required

Replace o-rings for directional valve, dosing pump, nozzle assembly etc.

Perform more detailed trouble shooting as it pertains to container closure, folding station, and tube holders etc

Training level 4:
Change embossing/coding block characters (expiration date and batch number) for labels and cartons as specified on the packaging work order (PWO)

Changeover and set-up (and change parts as required) of secondary packaging equipment – cartoner, labeler, pester/bundler and case packer based on established change parts and parameter values

Assist mechanics in doing preventive and corrective maintenance tasks

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude combined with experience with mechanical set-ups on packing and filling lines in a pharmaceutical, food or similar GMP manufacturing environment.

Excellent math skills.

Excellent command of the English language combined with strong written and oral communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a team-based environment.

Ability to use a computer including Microsoft and Manufacturing Execution software.

Fork lift certification an asset

Background and Experience:
Minimum Grade 12 education or equivalent.

Minimum two (2) years of experience in a pharmaceutical or related industry.

Problem Solving:
Able to resolve minor difficulties such as starting and stopping fillers, clearing “ jam – ups “.

Typically when a problem arises the line leader, line mechanic and or supervisor will be able to assist.

Working Conditions:
Ability to able to stand for long periods of time.

Ability to safely lift up to 60 lbs.

Operate lifting devices such as drum lifters, pallet trucks and pallet wrappers.

Overtime will be required. This may be additional time during the workweek and / or on weekends.

This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Taro Pharmaceuticals embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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