Technician - II (AM Shift) - #668212

Taro Pharmaceuticals

Date: 1 week ago
City: Brampton, ON
Contract type: Full time
Technician – II / Senior Technician

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.
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