Production Technician


Production Technician

Location: Arnprior, Ontario
Posted: January 21st 2023
Deadline: March 22nd, 2023

Founded in 2009, Pillar5 Pharma is an industry-leading Canadian contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), based in the Ottawa Valley. We are a full-service provider of sterile ophthalmic solutions and solid dose manufacturing, and the market leader in multi-dose preservative free technology.

We make great products that people use each and every day. We make eye drops, ear drops, allergy medication and other off-the-shelf pharmaceuticals. We manufacture products for some of the largest pharma companies on the planet. And we do it all from the small community of Arnprior.

We are looking for a creative, dynamic, customer, and solution focused Production Technician to join our team. You will be responsible for setting up, modifying, operating, troubleshooting, and repairing several different types of packaging machinery. To be a successful production technician, you should display great attention to detail and are able to identify problems in products and equipment and make clear recommendations to workers on the assembly line.


  • Perform initial set-up of machine at outset of each shift. This includes inputting pre-determined settings and dialing in machine for optimal output.
  • Triage equipment issues. Diagnose malfunctions and perform first line of repair.
  • Identify faults and troubleshoot wherever possible.
  • Lead efficient and timely equipment change-over efforts.
  • Perform and follow written set-up and maintenance on machines and equipment as per preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Become an internal expert on machine operation and regularly train and educate operators on proper handling and usage of equipment.
  • Work with the facility mechanics and engineering on machine equipment repair and maintenance activities.
  • Make recommendations and implement preventative maintenance methods
  • Post-second education in a related field, preferably in electro-mechanical or manufacturing engineering.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude – hands on mechanical repair experience.
  • Proven trouble-shooter – can diagnose problems and trace root causes.
  • Excellent teamwork, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated learner –to learn about our complex production equipment and how to run, maintain, and repair it.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment as an operator is an asset.
  • Ability to work shifts and be on call when needed.
Additional Information

At Pillar5 Pharma, we’re always looking for committed, talented, and hard-working individuals to join our team. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make products that will keep the world healthy on a daily basis.

Please send your resume in MS Word or PDF format.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Arnprior, Ontario, Canada

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