Careers at Pillar5 Pharma

Current Openings

Quality Assurance Analyst (Microbiology - Permanent Full-time)

Reporting to the Microbiology Team Leader, the role of the Quality Assurance Analyst (Microbiology) is to prepare and perform microbial analysis on raw materials, finished products, blends, bulk products and stability samples as per the procedure and according to specified time lines.


  • Performing microbial testing: Microbial Enumeration, Membrane Filtration, Microbial Identification, Gram Staining, Anti-microbial Effectiveness Testing, Bioburden determination, Water analysis (USP and Potable), Growth Promotion Testing and Media Properties Testing, Total Viable Spore Count and Colorimetric Assays
  • Recording, analyzing and interpreting viable environmental monitoring results from the aseptic processing area and personnel
  • Environmental monitoring of the non-aseptic processing areas and equipment
  • Preparing and evaluation of microbiological media, standards, controls and rinse solutions
  • Preparing and maintenance of frozen stock cultures
  • Executing validation protocols
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment, housekeeping and inspection preparation.
  • Participating in investigations and corrective actions
  • Performing calculations, checking and interpretation of results. Input microbiological data in LIMS and verify results as assigned. Update logbooks and maintain records


  • B. Sc. or Diploma in Microbiology, Biochemistry or a related science with a minimum of 18 months relevant experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Other combinations of technical training and experience may be considered
  • Sound knowledge of Microbiology test methods (USP) and aseptic techniques
  • Ability to calculate and perform serial dilutions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Experience in routine maintenance and operation of autoclaves, biological safety cabinets, centrifuges, pH meters, plate readers and automatic pipettors
  • Demonstrate excellent documentation practices and maintenance of records
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience and knowledge of computerized information systems
  • Understanding of Good Laboratory Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices and the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends

Application Process: Please send your resume by following below process

Quality Assurance In-Process Technician (One Permanent – Full Time Position)

This position will report to the Manager of Quality Assurance.


  • Conducts line clearances, start-up inspections, line audits and periodic line checks of the packaging and manufacturing operations
  • Performs in-process testing of solid dosage forms (tablets & capsules) during manufacturing
  • Performs aspects of sampling, inspections, sterile techniques and environmental monitoring of the Aseptic filling area
  • Conducts sampling of raw materials, in-process bulks and incoming semi-finished goods
  • Maintains control of all retain samples at the Arnprior site
  • Leads the execution and documentation of on-line investigations
  • Monitors/audits in-process batch records and other documentation deviations observed in the course of line inspections
  • Interacts with other teams to resolve filling, packaging and manufacturing issues
  • Conducts ANSI standard inspections and investigations
  • Provides technical expertise in problem solving on line
  • Evaluates and writes standard operating procedures
  • Provides QA support for all Manufacturing initiatives


  • University Degree or Community College diploma with two years experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and other combinations of experience and education will be considered
  • Experience in packaging and aseptic processing
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance principles and current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Experience in the use and understanding of ANSI/ASQC Sampling Plans and Inspections by Attributes
  • Experience in Statistical Process Control
  • Knowledgeable in the functional requirements of packaging components and testing equipment
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Good team player with a positive attitude and cooperative approach
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work all required shifts

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process

Aseptic Packaging Area Group Leader (1 Permanent, Full-Time Position)

Reporting to the Manager of the APA, the APA Group Leader’s role is to work on the line, as well as coordinate and lead filling team members in an efficient manner to ensure that all production operations meet the production schedule. 


  • Ensures team members are in compliance with quality and safety requirements at all times
  • Works with APA Manager to resolve safety, quality and efficiency issues
  • Expedites receiving and delivery of materials and assists in RFT line clearances
  • Interacts primarily with the APA team and also with cross-functional teams such as Quality Operations, Engineering Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Materials Management and Purchasing
  • Ability to efficiently operate filling machines and manufacturing of blends
  • RFT and timely completion of production files


  • Grade 12 diploma, post secondary education is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in a packaging environment, preferably in aseptic manufacturing and packaging
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office programs and exposure to SAP
  • Demonstrated people management, coaching and leadership skills
  • Ability to work rotational shifts
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process. 

Aseptic Packaging Area Operator (1 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


  • 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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