Pharmaceutical production technician
Location of the training provider
Type of training/education
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”.
A training wage is paid, that increases for each year of training.
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?
Costs may be incurred, e.g. for learning materials, professional clothing, travel to the training center or for accommodation away from home.