STERILE OPHTHALMIC CDMO

Careers at Pillar5 Pharma

Current Openings

Head, Engineering & Maintenance

The position is responsible for the Engineering and Maintenance activities of the facility, supporting the operational processes of the existing business portfolio and lead the efforts for site and process expansion to support future company growth. You will lead a team of individuals focused on improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, and costs while maintaining or improving product quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee technical aspect of plant and maintenance reliability ensuring a minimization of downtime and by extension an optimization of plant performance
  • Plan, direct, and operate capital projects, including capital budgets (ensuring procedures are in place to monitor performance against budgets)
  • Responsible for the provision of maintenance services for the facility and equipment including;
    • Improving existing or develop site wide maintenance management systems
    • Ensure compliance with all company and regulatory health and safety requirements
  • Implement equipment strategies including sourcing and standardization
  • Leadership of Project Management initiatives to ensure successful execution of projects including new construction, renovations, and equipment installations
  • Establishes and defines project requirements with management and internal customer groups
  • Assists project sponsors with the preparation of Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR)
  • Provides or arranges for development of complete design documentation
  • Selects, manages, and coordinates the efforts of consultants/contractors
  • Develops Request for Proposal documents for design, construction, and major equipment items
  • Administers and controls all design, construction and management contracts and financial issues
  • Ensures that all applicable local, provincial (i.e. OHSA), and federal (i.e. GMP) regulatory requirements are met

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science
  • 5-10 years’ experience in engineering, preferably in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and/or consumer products industries, and a minimum of 3 years in leadership roles
  • Experience in leading capital projects
  • Project management experience
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

CORE COMPETENCIES:

People Management
Establishes and communicates clear priorities and sense of direction. Clarifies roles and responsibilities. Adapts management style to achieve optimum results.

Planning & Objective Setting
Systematic in approach to work. Produces action plans in which objectives are defined and steps for achieving them are clearly specified. Plans by breaking down large task into subtasks. Develops plans that anticipate obstacles. Is realistic about time-scales and builds in appropriate checkpoints, milestones and controls in order to ensure that desired results are realized.

Results Orientation
Focuses strongly on achieving agreed upon outcomes and ensures that key objectives are met. Conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure. Aims to improve upon past performance. Establishes aggressive personal targets and strives to achieve them.

Strategic Approach
Develops a strategic plan to realize the vision. Revises strategy in light of changing circumstances. Takes a long-term view of organizational success. Works to clarify long term organizational goals. Able to stand back from immediate problems in order to focus on more far reaching ideas.

Leading Change
Recognizes when change is necessary. Challenges the status quo and champions new initiatives. Acts as a catalyst to change and stimulates others to change. Develops an effective action plan to implement change and monitors results.

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process

Quality Control Analyst (9 Month Contract)

Reporting to the Quality Control Team Lead, the role of the Quality Control Analyst is to perform chemical analysis of raw materials or manufactured goods in an accurate, precise and timely manner. Analysis will be conducted according to the item’s specific test requirements and will entail the QC Analyst’s knowledge and use of a variety of analytical instruments. The QC Analyst is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedules and performs required chemical and physical tests on semi-finished and finished goods, raw materials and stability samples
  • Prepares and analyzes samples for analysis
  • Prepares, operates and troubleshoots analytical instrumentation used during analysis
  • Works independently and within teams to achieve department objectives
  • Records test results in keeping with documentation standards
  • Recommends solutions and process improvements in quality control testing or in manufacturing

Qualifications 

  • University Degree or college diploma in a relevant scientific discipline (chemistry preferred), with several years of experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Other combinations of technical training and experience will be considered.
  • Laboratory experience in preparation and analysis of samples for chemical analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Experience in routine maintenance and troubleshooting and analytical instrumentation. 
  • Experience with documentation. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Proven and demonstrated knowledge of laboratory instrumentation (HPLC, GC, FTIR, NIR, AA Spectroscopy, UV-VIS Spectroscopy). 
  • Experience with computerized laboratory instrumentation and knowledge of computerized information systems.

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process



Quality Assurance In-Process Technician (Full Time - Contract)

Reporting to the Manager of Quality Assurance, the role of the Quality Assurance Technician is to perform line clearances, start-up inspections, line audits and periodic line checks of the packaging and manufacturing operations.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 retainer 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

Qualifications: 

  • 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
  • Experienced in the use and understanding of ANSI/ASQC Sampling Plans and Inspections by Attributes
  • Experienced 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
  • Understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.

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

 


Warehouse Person (Temporary 3-6 Month Position)

Reporting to the PPIC & Customer Service Manager, the Warehouse Person performs all warehouse functions including (but not limited to) receiving, storage, issuing, shipping of all goods and materials, housekeeping and computer entries.

Responsibilities:

  • Unloading and physical inspection of goods to be received
  • Verification of incoming goods against the waybill
  • Picking and staging of job orders
  • Consolidation of inventory
  • Transferring of WIP/Finished Goods to the warehouse
  • Cycle Counts
  • Disposal of garbage
  • Pharmaceutical waste control, including handling and storage
  • Supports all warehouse functions and assist as required due to increased workload and/or staffing shortages
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications: 

  • Grade 12 diploma, post secondary education is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience using a forklift
  • Dangerous Goods Certificate
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently
  • Proven ability to achieve common objectives in a team environment

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

 

Quality Control Manager (1 Contract Position Available, 12-18 months)

We are currently recruiting for personnel interested in assuming the Quality Control Manager position on contract for a period of 12-18 months, providing oversight to the Quality Control activities of the site to ensure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices, Corporate Policies, and Customer requirements. This role reports to the Director of Quality Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical expertise to validation projects & for resolving quality investigations
  • Secondary review of laboratory data to assure conformance to established procedure & accuracy
  • Monitor compendia, prepare analysis of changes and assure conformance
  • Monitor method updates issued by customers
  • Prepare supportive documentation for proposed changes to established specifications
  • Maintain necessary documentation and oversight of contract laboratories
  • Authorized Quality Authority alternate
  • Provide leadership & coaching, evaluate personnel performance, identify training needs & personnel development where required
  • Develop departmental operating plan (capacity planning and scheduling), monitor performance (productivity reporting), analyze variances to support the S&OP Supply Process and Site On Time Delivery targets
  • Lead and support Operational Excellence initiatives to support site goals

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • 5 to 7 years supervisory/management experience, ideally in a Quality role in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • In-depth knowledge of GMP guidelines, quality systems and current HPFBI GMP and cGMP related policies and directives, as well as demonstrated experience in quality investigations
  • Analytical laboratory experience
  • Proven planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • High level of accountability and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Training or experience in operational excellence programs such as Six Sigma or LEAN are an asset
  • Proficiency in computer applications, specifically Microsoft Office and SAP

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process


Senior Planner (1 Permanent, Full-Time Position Available)

Reporting to the Manager of Materials Management, the Senior Planner’s role is to assist in the translation of the sales and forecast requirements into a master production schedule to maximize customer service and optimize overall supply planning, capacity processes, and costs. The position requires close interaction with Business Development, Manufacturing, Materials, and Quality Operations personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform due diligence by conducting “what-if” analyses for all demand changes, prior to agreements being made with customers.
  • Create and maintain Bill of Materials and Packaging Bill of Materials including item master creation.
  • Work with production to ensure that there is an effective communication process in place to respond to potential risks in meeting supply demands.
  • Create monthly S&OP Meeting Decks and maintain Action Logs
  • Work with Purchasing to confirm materials availability for all demand requests that require orders to be expedited or place within lead-time.
  • Maintain Root Cause Corrective Action and Supply Chain Change Control programs
  • Enter customer orders and forecasts into business system (SAP)
  • Maintain metrics and KPI‘s to measure and report results monthly.
  • Attend daily scheduling meetings.
  • Lead weekly production meetings and monthly supply review.
  • Communicate weekly shipping schedule and maintain customer on-time delivery metrics.
  • Additional duties as required.

Qualifications: 

  • 3 year Diploma/Degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • 5 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
  • 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

Temporary Packager (Casual - On Call)

Responsibilities:

  • 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:

  • 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

By mail to: Human Resources 365 Madawaska Blvd. Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0C9

By email to:
E-Mail: HR@pillar5pharma.com

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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