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Careers at Pillar5 Pharma

Current Openings

Technical Services Specialist (1 Permanent, Full-Time Position Available)

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the Specialist’s role is to lead multiple projects for technical transfers and product introductions, execute validation activities, and to provide technical support to Manufacturing Operations and Business Development.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage cross-functional projects, of various types (product transfers, product presentation changes, raw material changes etc.) including coordination/accountability of activities in other departments to support project goals
  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing Operations in problem solving and evaluating new processes, equipment and systems
  • Participate, and lead where appropriate, in continuous improvement activities, such as LEAN and Six Sigma initiatives 
  • Develop or assist in the development of validation protocols and the execution of validation activities.
  • Lead the transfer of technical information between business partners and assist in new product quotes as required
  • Develop the monthly revenue forecast for specific projects, and manage the invoicing of services delivered for those projects, to ensure project revenue budgets are achieved

Qualifications 

  • B.Eng., B.Sc., or college diploma in a relevant scientific discipline such as chemistry, biochemistry, or microbiology
  • 2 – 5 years experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment and proven project management skills
  • Knowledge of solid dose and aseptic processing theories and techniques
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work with and lead cross-functional project teams
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical GMPs 
  • Experience in technical writing, continuous improvement, statistical analysis, root cause analysis and problem solving techniques
  • Understanding of Six Sigma/LEAN methodologies
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • An aptitude for general software and database programs such as MS Access, MS Project, Visio, etc would be an asset

Application Process:     Please send your resume by following below process


Automation Technologist (1 Permanent, Full-Time Position Available)

Reporting to the Vice-President, Engineering and Technology, the Automation Technologist’s role is to provide automation support services to the facility and to the production areas to ensure continuous, safe and efficient operation. This role is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting automated systems and equipment as required for a pharmaceutical manufacturing site. This position is based in Arnprior, Ontario.

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot automated systems and equipment on a day-to-day basis
  • Maintain, repair, set-up and operate automated systems and equipment throughout the plant
  • Work with contractors to ensure completion of maintenance tasks and projects
  • Install, calibrate and maintain plant instrumentation
  • Prepare and interpret engineering designs, drawings, and specifications for automated systems and components.
  • Prepare cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports
  • Execute testing, commissioning and qualification of automated systems and equipment
  • Inspect mechanical installations and construction
  • Execute maintenance procedures on automated systems and equipment as per written instructions
  • Train operators on the safe and proper use of automated systems
  • Participate in, and provide support to OPEX ( Operational Excellent ) teams

Qualifications 

  • Completion of a 2 or 3 year college program in Automation Technology or a related discipline. Other relevant certifications will be considered, multiple certifications an asset
  • Strong knowledge and experience in computerized systems Good Manufacturing Practices, particularly US Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR Part 11
  • Ability to read detailed drawings, both mechanical and electrical
  • Ability to troubleshoot automated systems
  • Experience with PLC controllers i.e. troubleshooting, programming
  • Experience with equipment in the pharmaceutical industry would be an asset (blending, filling, sophisticated packaging operations)
  • Experience with maintenance software programs is an asset

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


APA Cleaner (Mid-Night Shift) (Two Permanent, Full-Time Positions Available)

Reporting to the Manager, APA, the APA Cleaner’s main role is perform cleaning in sterile area machines including respective rooms and associated rooms. Their duties also include running and setting up of equipments on need basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Dismantle, clean, disinfect and reassemble filling and ancillary equipment
  • Complete bubble point and pressure hold tests on Sterile filters
  • Transfer components into the aseptic area
  • Load, operate and unload an autoclave, according to specific SOPs
  • Take microbial samples of cleaning solutions, disinfectants, and water, and deliver to the lab for testing as required
  • 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
  • Good Aseptic Practices

Qualifications: 

  • 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
  • The ability to complete gowning qualification for duties in grade A, B, and C areas
  • 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


Blister Machine Operator (One Permanent, Full-Time Position)

Reporting to the Manager of Packaging, the Blister Machine Operator’s role is to set-up, operate, maintain, and trouble shoot equipment and to assist in preventative maintenance.

Responsibilities:

  • Set-up, operate, maintain and clean equipment on the Blister and packaging lines
  • Complete relevant documentation completely and accurately
  • Maintain compliance with SOP and GMP guidelines
  • Ensure proper use and care of personal protective equipment
  • Ensure that the proper level of cleaning is completed for the room and equipment
  • Transport materials in a safe manner using a forklift truck or a hand lift
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems and participate in RFT investigations

Qualifications: 

  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the GMP guidelines
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and mathematical skills
  • Capacity to work all shifts and meet the physical demands of the position
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Electrical, mechanical and PLC experience are an asset
  • 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

Quality Systems Manager (2-Year Contract Position Available)

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Quality leader interested in assuming the Quality Systems Manager position for a 2-year contract term, reporting to the Director, Quality Operations. The Quality Systems Manager will lead a team providing oversight of electronic Quality Systems, Quality aspects of new product introduction/technical project work, and laboratory & compliance systems support, to ensure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices, Corporate Policies, and Customer requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Quality aspects of new product introduction and technical project support (RM/API assessments/testing, AMTE)
  • Quality Systems oversight, specifically electronic systems (LIMS, document management system, deviations, change controls, CAPA)
  • Laboratory & Compliance Support (laboratory calibrations/metrology, laboratory support services
  • Subject Matter Expert for Regulatory Inspections and Customer Quality audits
  • Authorized Quality Authority alternate
  • Provide leadership & coaching, evaluate personnel performance, identify training needs & personnel development where required
  • Develop departmental operating plan, monitor performance, analyze variances
  • Lead and support Operational Excellence initiatives to support site goals

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • 10-15 years GMP experience with >5 years proven management experience, ideally in a Quality role in a pharmaceutical laboratory environment
  • Strong electronic systems knowledge (21CFR Part 11 compliance and current Data Integrity requirements experience)
  • In-depth knowledge of GMP guidelines, quality systems and current HPFBI GMP and cGMP related policies and directives as they pertain to the laboratory
  • Highly accountable with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Proven planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Experience in Operational Excellence programs such as Six Sigma or LEAN, with evidence of an innovator mindset

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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