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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Encapsulation Operator

by Catalent Pharma Solutions

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: Oct 01, 2022
Catalent Pharma Solutions

Job Description

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Encapsulation Operator 

Position Summary


Reporting to the Department Supervisor, this position either: (a) produces Gel, Fill, and cleans equipment in Utility. This role involves verifying and dispensing and compounding raw materials, cleaning of equipment and operating equipment in accordance with master production batch records, standard operating procedures, and safety requirements to produce quality products ensuring compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices OR (b) set-up and operate the encapsulation machines, as per standard operating procedures and safety requirements, producing consistent, good quality product in accordance with masterbatch production records and Standard Operating Procedures ensuring compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices


Shift - The shift of this role would be rotating:

Week 1) 8am-8pm - Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Week 2) 8am-8pm - Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

**Every 4 weeks - rotating to night shifts 8pm-8am



Starts at $22.47/per hour


The Role

  • Verifying and dispensing of raw materials, using the appropriate scales and verifying and or performing scale logs for completion

  • Sets up, operate, and cleans appropriate equipment as instructed in the MBPR and standard operating procedures, producing good quality product and drain into appropriate tanks or receivers

  • Weighs and transports tanks/receivers to their staging area as dictated by the area production schedule

  • Manufactures gelatin according to MBPR and confirms process parameters for temperature, colour, batch number, and receiver sequences for the order ensuring appropriate quantities as required

  • Disassembly, clean, and assemble equipment as per SOPs. Equipment includes but not limited to: receivers, tanks, lids, stainless steel pots, tumbler baskets, encapsulation parts, packaging parts

  • Sets up the encapsulation machines and operates them according to SOP, producing good quality product. Required activities involve (but are not limited to) checking fill and shell weights, measuring seam integrity, changing fill and gel tanks/receivers and performing any necessary corrective adjustments

  • Spreads capsules on trays, checking capsules as spreading for defects, compiles trays of product in to stacks, labels and transfers the stacks to the assigned drying tunnel

  • Confirms all gelatin and fill tanks conform to temperature, color, batch number, and receiver sequences for the order before placed on machine, following corrective actions if necessary

  • Monitoring encapsulation machine and capsules though out the shift for any issues and correcting as needed


The Candidate



  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

  • Additional education would be considered an asset


Skills Required:

  • Two (2) years of experience in a manufacturing, pharmaceutical and/or GMP facility an asset.

  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures.

  • Maintains the equipment used and ensures working areas are clean and organized at all times

  • Trains team members in processes and procedures

  • Follows all Safety, Quality, and Production procedures and policies


Why You Should Join Catalent

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance);

  • Group Retirement Savings – Registered Pension Plan (RPP) with employer contributions

  • Paid Time Off Programs incl. vacation, banked time & personal time

  • Employee Reward & Recognition programs

  • Opportunities for professional and personal development & growth incl. tuition reimbursement.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career!  Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference. 

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.


personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Visit Catalent Careers to explore career opportunities.


Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by local law.


If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.


Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.