Job purpose

Production Technicians performs equipment setup, equipment adjustments and preventative maintenance tasks to meet all standards for safety, quality and efficiency. They are responsible of running tests on all assemblies and equipment to test for safety and productivity before they are put into production. If in testing assemblies and equipment Production Technicians identify any problems, they must identify potential solutions and attempt to troubleshoot the issue using their technical knowledge and following the company regulatory guidelines. Successful Production Technicians are problem-solvers and analytical thinkers with exceptional attention to detail and passion for producing quality.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Inspect and test finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and standard operating procedures.
  • Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges,  protractors, or ring gauges.
  • Set up and verify the functionality and safety of the production equipment.
  • Ensuring materials are available for production manufacturing.
  • Be familiar with shipping documents, including bill of lading and packing slips.
  • Analyze manufactured products for faults or defects.


  • Education
    • Certificate (CPT), Associates or Bachelor’s degree.
    • 2-3 years of experience in a pharmaceutical production environment.
    • Previous quality production experience.
    • Prior mechanical maintenance experience.
  • Specialized knowledge
    • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
    • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
    • Knowledge in applying principles, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of goods.
    • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and model
    • Knowledge and understanding of plant documentation such as batch records, cleaning protocols, equipment use logs, equipment status tags, and labeling systems/label generation.
  • Skills
    • Operation Monitoring — Inspecting production machinery to ensure machines work properly and report any faults to management and workers.
    • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs
      in work related documents.
    • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking
      time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and
      not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Communication — Ability to discuss crucial information with other members of
      the production team to ensure a safe and successful working environment.
    • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and
      determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Abilities
    • Ability to identify when something is wrong or is likely go wrong. It does not
      involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • Ability to implement preventative maintenance methods
    • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems
    • Ability to read and carefully follow instructions
    • Ability to follow FDA manufacturing guidelines

Working conditions

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets
  • Exposed to noise levels that might are distracting or uncomfortable
  • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration.
  • Indoors, environmentally controlled
  • Work closely with the production team
  • Face-to-Face discussions with other production members

Physical requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Manufacturing production technicians frequently stand or sit for long periods of time; use their hands to handle, control or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Direct reports

Production Manager

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