Careers at Pillar5 Pharma

Current Openings

Master Scheduler/Demand Manager (1 Permanent, Full Time Position)

Reporting to the Manager of Materials Management, the Master Scheduler/Demand Manager’s role is to translate sales and forecast requirements into a master production schedule to maximize customer service and optimize overall supply planning, capacity processes, and costs. The Master Scheduler/Demand Manager is responsible for all aspects of shop floor planning; including execution of the shop floor related to planning systems and to troubleshooting short-term obstacles. The position requires close interaction with Business Development, Manufacturing, Materials, and Quality Operations personnel.


  • Maintain and measure the demand requirements vs. the supply commitments to meet customer demand.
  • Develop metrics and KPI‘s to measure and report on schedule performance and schedule changes to track schedule adherence.
  • Analyze the Material Requirements Plan and perform Rough-Cut Capacity analysis to ensure that all resources are maximized at the most economical cost and upmost efficiency to the organization for long term planning.
  • Create and maintain integrated capacity planning which is synchronized with the finite master production schedule taking campaigns, groupings and lot sizes into consideration.
  • Perform due diligence by conducting “what-if” analyses for all demand changes, prior to agreements being made with customers.
  • Create process orders based on lead times and capacity in MRP system for new customer orders ensuring timely placement and delivery of components in line with production planning requirements.
  • Work with production to ensure that there is an effective communication process in place to respond to potential risks in meeting supply demands.
  • Use and maintain SAP as the primary planning system tool and perform a weekly review of the plan to understand changes, capacity loads, and materials plans/risks.
  • Work with Purchasing to confirm materials availability for all demand requests that require orders to be expedited or place within lead-time.
  • Participate in early development strategies to ensure customer requirements are understood and planning, building, and supply chain design, methods and processes are developed for new product introduction and phase outs.
  • Improve communication among production, sales, quality and tech services which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and optimizing the forecast to better guide the company.
  • Create and maintain Bill of Materials and Packaging Bill of Materials including item master creation.
  • Run monthly Capacity report in SAP and level load shop floor for period of 3-24 months for monthly Supply Meeting. Work with Production to validate supply plan and assumptions that support the new forecast.
  • Attend daily scheduling meetings.
  • Lead weekly production meetings and monthly supply review.


  • Three year Diploma/Degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • Five years of manufacturing experience in an MRP environment
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of production and inventory control techniques (i.e. Material Planning, Master Production Scheduling and Shop Floor Control in a MRP II environment)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influencing in the organization and functions outside of the individual’s direct responsibilities to achieve overall business objectives
  • Knowledge and experience in a variety of Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Strong knowledge of SAP with above average computer skills including word processing, graphics and spreadsheets
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including effective writing and oral communication abilities
  • Proven ability to achieve common objectives in a team environment
  • APICS Certification is an asset

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process

Tab Cap Operator (1 Permanent, Full Time Position)

Reporting to the Director of Manufacturing Operations, the Tab/Cap Operator follows master manufacturing documentation precisely to complete tablet compression / capsulation in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices. The Tab/Cap Operator is also required to complete all associated documentation in the batch record. The Tab/Cap Operator must be proficient in applicable computer systems in order to ensure the quality tracking of all associated materials and processed goods.


  • Operation of the Accela Cota tablet coater
  • Blending of coating solutions
  • Operation of fette tablet presses and ancillary equipment
  • Cleaning of rooms and all associated equipment
  • Assist in investigations and implement corrective solutions
  • Complete all required documentation required for batch records


  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Excellent fine motor, vision and mechanical skills
  • Knowledge of statistical process control and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Knowledge of good machine safety practices
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job and wear personal protective equipment as required
  • Strong background in Lean Manufacturing concepts including SMED, 5S and OEE
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Previous pharmaceutical experience is considered an asset
  • Ability to work rotating shifts

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process

APA Operator (3 Permanent, Full-Time Positions Available)

Reporting to the Manager, APA, the APA operator’s role is to fill and package product in the most efficient manner while maintaining the highest degree of quality and aseptic practices.


  • Operates various sterile filling equipment as required including basic trouble shooting skills
  • Operates other ancillary equipment as required
  • Able to conduct viable and non-viable EM sampling
  • Able to perform disinfection of the area as per SOPs
  • Able to perform other activities required to fill product aseptically (transfer of components, solution preparation, etc.)
  • Completes relevant documentation completely and accurately including microbiology documentation
  • Strictly adheres to Good Aseptic Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, safety guidelines and Good Manufacturing Practices during all aspects of this role
  • Conducts other duties as required, including alternate packaging duties within Manufacturing Operations


  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and mathematical skills
  • Able to multi-task and adapt to change
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to follow written procedures and complete accurate documentation
  • Strong working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and a proven commitment to excellent product quality
  • Working knowledge of aseptic principles and experience working in a clean room or aseptic area is considered an asset
  • Capable of working all shifts and meeting the physical demands of this position, including extended periods of standing, reaching and lifting

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process

Temporary Packager (Casual - On Call)


  • Inspects, packages and final packs product, ensuring quality standards are achieved
  • Maintains cleanliness of the packaging area as required
  • Completes relevant documentation completely and accurately
  • Strictly adheres to Standard Operating Procedures, safety guidelines and Good Manufacturing Practices in all aspects of the operation and cleaning of the area

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to change
  • Proven ability to follow written procedures and complete accurate documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Capacity to work all shifts and meet the physical demands of the position
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment would be an asset

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process

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Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process. If you do not see an opportunity suited for you at this time, please check back soon. We are always looking for exceptional employees to become part of our team.

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