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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologist

The Pharmaceutical sector is exploding with demand for skilled labour never being higher.  So much so, that employers are coming straight to our Oxford College’s program to recruit our graduates.

As one of the few post-secondary institutions who offer this a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologist program in Canada, our Oxford College’s 52-week intensive program is specifically designed to bring a complete, hands-on approach to students.  Among the many skills sought after by the Pharmaceutical industry, you’ll learn how to:

  • Operate electronic or computerized control panels from a central control room to monitor and optimize physical and chemical processes for several processing units.
  • Control processes start-up, shut-down and troubleshooting.
  • Monitor outside process equipment
  • Adjust equipment, valves, pumps and controls and process equipments
  • Authorize or co-sign maintenance work orders.
  • Shut down, isolate and prepare process units or production equipment for maintenance.
  • Sample products, perform tests, record data, carry out statistical process control on process operations, and write production logs.
  • Develop operator procedures for normal operation, start-up or shut-down of unit.
  • Participate in safety audits and programs and provide emergency response when required.
  • Ensure adherence to safety and environmental regulations.

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You may also be called upon to rotate between different processing units during shift cycles as well as train other works and co-lead with supervisory responsibilities.

The only things you need are your Grade 12 high school diploma and your desire to grow in this ever-changing and exciting field of work.

Find out more about the breadth and depth of possibilities a career as a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologist can give you.