Pharmaceutical production technician

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What are my activities in this job?
Pharmaceutical production technicians produce medicinal products in various forms such as powder, tablets and ampoules, with the help of machinery and equipment. For this purpose they mix the active substances with auxiliary substances such as starch, sugar, colourings and flavourings. They also control and monitor the packaging of the finished products in filling and packaging facilities according to specific hygiene requirements. They also maintain and repair the production facilities and perform quality analyses of the finished products as well as the raw and auxiliary materials.
Where can I work?
Pharmaceutical production technicians can work for companies in the pharmaceutical industry, chemical companies, laboratories and research institutions.
What requirements must I meet?
  • Intermediate school leaving certificate
  • In-depth knowledge of chemistry, physics and mathematics is helpful.
How much will the training cost?
May be subject to costs where necessary, for example for learning materials, work clothes, travel to training sites or external accommodation.


More information on training


Information on training & education programmes

Location of the training provider


Type of training/education

Dual training


3.5 years


Pharmaceutical production technician


The profession has a number of elective qualifications available, including "Manufacture and Packaging of Solid Medicinal Products", "Maintenance of Production Facilities and Control Facilities" and "Instrumental Analysis".

Student stipend/allowance

A training wage is paid which increase for each year of training.

State recognition