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Production Mechanic

Pillar5 Pharma Inc., an industry leading Canadian CDMO specializing in off-the-shelf sterile pharmaceuticals for the North American market, is searching for a Production Mechanic in Arnprior, ON. Reporting to the Head, APA, the Production Mechanic will be responsible for setting up, modifying, operating, troubleshooting and repairing several different types of machinery.


  • Assemble, troubleshoot and operate a variety of filling, packaging and compression machines on a day-to-day basis.
  • Diagnose malfunctions and determine the need for adjustment or repair.
  • Perform and follow written set-up and maintenance on machines and equipment as per preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Perform size-change on packaging lines and prepare them for a variety of product formats.
  • Train operators on proper handling of equipment.
  • Work with outside contractors to ensure completion of maintenance tasks and with other groups and trades personnel.
  • Make recommendation and implement continuous improvement to equipment and processes.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and proven mechanical training and experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) controllers i.e., troubleshooting.


  • Grade 12 diploma, post-secondary education with millwright certification is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years progressive experience in a production environment preferably in an aseptic environment.
  • Excellent teamwork, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of cGMP’s and SOP’s
  • Understanding of Lean and Six Sigma concepts is an asset
  • Ability to work shifts

Why us?

  • We are a proud Canadian company in a small town, and we care about our shared environment.
  • We provide a safe and clean work environment.
  • We offer flexible work policies and encourage strong work-life balance.
  • We encourage and drive personal and professional development within our organization.
  • We have expanded our operations with a new facility, providing the opportunity for growth and new challenges.

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