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Production Technician

Windsor, NS, Canada Req #1186
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
BIOVECTRA Inc. is a leading bio-science business in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, focused on contract manufacturing and product development of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates, and bioreagents.

BIOVECTRA has openings for Production Technicians. These are permanent full-time positions located in Windsor, NS.


The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Operating manual and automated equipment to perform Microbial Fermentations, Down Stream Purifications, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) or fine chemical manufacture.
  • Controlling processes from start-up to shutdown, including unit operations of microbial growth, expression, recovery, filtration, chemical synthesis, and purification.
  • Handling of hazardous materials, including: acids, bases, solvents, potent compounds, and APIs safely and properly.
  • Performing process sampling and testing including: pH, conductivity, spectrophotometry, osmometry, densometry, aseptic sampling and streak plating, etc.
  • Collaborating with other departments on process and equipment training for successful completion of manufacturing batches.
  • Preparing shift summaries and updating excel spreadsheets with key performance and quality indicators.
  • Providing feedback to influence continuous improvements during the review and revision of Standard Operating Procedures and other process documentation.
  • Participating in BIOVECTRA's quality management system, focusing on the batch production records, work instructions, adherence to policies and standard operating procedures at all times.
  • Assisting with housekeeping, equipment cleaning, general warehousing, material staging and tanker operations as required.
  • Adhering to BIOVECTRA’s Health and Safety Policy as outlined in the BIOVECTRA Occupational Health and Safety Policy, Statements of Principle, and Responsibilities.
  • Additional duties as assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.


The successful candidate for this position should have

  • High school diploma.
  • Post-Secondary diploma or B.Sc. with a concentration in Chemistry or Biology an asset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Two years work experience in a related field.
  • Industrial experience in pharma an asset.
  • GMP experience an asset.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a dynamic team environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to work independently.
  • WHMIS certification, First Aid, are an asset
  • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts.   
  • Able to lift up to 25 kg.

BIOVECTRA offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Interested candidates are asked to apply by choosing the “Apply Now” button.

Individual accommodations due to a disability are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, citizenship status, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation. BIOVECTRA is committed to creating an inclusive environment and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We value diversity and recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. Please view this description as a general overview, but not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute and lead in this role, apply!   We thank all interested parties; however, only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly