Line Service Technician - Brampton West Central, Ontario Canada - 35936

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 35936
Title: Line Service Technician
Job Location: Brampton West Central, Ontario - Canada
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


This is a permanent position, with the potential for career growth, within a lucrative and fast-growing pharmaceutical company. 

-Full Benefits
-Competitive Salary
-Three weeks' Vacation + Personal Days
-Professional growth and Advancement

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our client in Brampton is presently looking for a Line Service Technician to join their Packaging department (full time weekend shift - must be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays).

The Technician maintains component supply to packaging lines, washes and assists with filler assembly.  Operates filling lines and packaging equipment in a safe manner and maintains compliance with cGMP and SOP requirements.

HOURS OF WORK: WEEKEND SHIFT (shift premium provided for)
Weekend Shift Rotation every 2 weeks
• Friday to Sunday inclusive from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
• Friday at 7:00 p.m. through to Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. (inclusive)

Principal Duties and Responsibilities :

Training Level 1 to 2:

  • Operate filling lines and equipment
  • Supply filling lines with components and bulk for packaging
  • Ensure drum and lot changes are completed effectively and on-time with minimal bulk waste
  • Set-up, monitor and adjust fill weights throughout the operation ensuring minimal overfill
  • Assemble and disassemble equipment such as fillers, manifolds, tube holders and supply pumps
  • Perform filler changeovers, set-ups and troubleshooting
  • Prepare detergent and sanitizing agents with the correct dilution factor
  • Sanitize filling rooms as per standard operating procedure
  • Perform housekeeping tasks such as washing floors, walls etc.
  • Perform line clearance processes both inside filling rooms and secondary packaging
  • Complete G.M.P. documents right first time, for example cleaning & sanitization records, packaging work orders, non-stationary equipment logs etc.
  • Wash and sanitize wetted change parts for fillers and supply pumps
  • Troubleshoot machine problems effectively based on the observed abnormalities
  • Change embossing/coding block characters (expiration date and batch number) for metal and laminate tubes  as specified on the packaging work order (PWO)
  • Set-up/change-over of product contact parts (hopper, graco pump, directional valve, auger, dosing pump, nozzle etc.)
  • Sign off required line start-up documentation in the primary and secondary areas prior to production run
  • Assist with training of new hires
  • Assist Line Mechanics, as required
  • Work with safety in mind with respect to all assigned tasks
  • Other duties as assigned.

Training Level 3:

  • Set-up/change-over filling (primary) equipment as required
  • Replace o-rings for directional valve, dosing pump, nozzle assembly etc.
  • Perform more detailed trouble shooting as it pertains to container closure, folding station, and tube holders etc

Training level 4:

  • Change embossing/coding block characters (expiration date and batch number) for labels  and cartons as specified on the packaging work order (PWO)
  • Changeover and set-up (and change parts as required) of secondary packaging equipment – cartoner, labeler, pester/bundler and case packer based on established change parts and parameter values
  • Assist mechanics in doing preventive and corrective maintenance tasks

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum Grade 12 education or equivalent.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a pharmaceutical or related industry.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude combined with experience with mechanical set-ups on packing and filling lines in a pharmaceutical, food or similar GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent math skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language combined with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to use a computer including Microsoft and Manufacturing Execution software.
  • Fork lift certification an asset

Education:
Vocational/Technical/Diploma