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Title:  Compounder

Date:  Jul 13, 2024
Location:  Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN
Company:  Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.


Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.


With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.

Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit:

What we offer:

A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Employee training and organizational development programs, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs


General Summary:

Responsible for the cleaning, setting up and operation of manufacturing equipments as part of the process of compounding pharmaceutical creams, ointments, gels and liquids.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete G.M.P. documents, such as the Batch Record, cleaning & sanitizing logs, housekeeping logs and other documents / log records pertaining to manufacturing
  • Follow safety rules/regulations and report any workplace injuries or accidents. Assist when required to improve equipment safety related procedures. Wash and sanitize compounding rooms and vessels
  • Compounding batches as per SOP’s and Master Formulas. Report discrepancies and deviations in a timely manner to compounding lead hand or supervisor
  • Dispense raw materials when required
  • Perform accurate inventory transactions using SAP
  • Maintain a clean and organized working environment. Familiar with 5S processes and Lean Manufacturing Concepts
  • Participate and assist with continuous improvement projects and processes
  • Work safely and accurately with a focus on completing tasks and documentation right first time
  • Complete all GMP Documentation correctly and in a timely manner
  • Complete all training assignments and maintain personal training records
  • Participate in and/or lead Non Conformance Investigations
  • Complete Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA’s)
  • Initiate, and follow through with actions required to close Change Controls
  • Participate in Internal, Customer and Regulatory Audits.
  • Assist with the training of new compounders
  • Perform start-up and shutdown procedures for all vessels
  • Minor repairs to the facility and equipment where applicable
  • Perform verification checks for equipment (scales, mixers, pH meters) used in manufacturing as per predefined time periods
  • May be required to assist Validation or Pharmaceutical Technology staff with new formulations and scale ups
  • May be required to assist with investigations where necessary
  • Notify compounding lead hand and mechanic in a timely manner if equipment parts and compounding consumables are low in quantity
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent math skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Lotus Notes. Must be comfortable with use of tablets and trainable on associated programs (MES, SAP)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills for interacting with personnel on a daily basis
  • Previous experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment



Background and Experience:

  • University degree with 1-2 years of technical training experience
  • Post Secondary education in scientific discipline is preferred or a minimum of 5 years experience in a pharmaceutical environment
  • Must possess the ability to function effectively in a team environment
  • Must be able to actively listen and receive coaching and applicable training
  • FL licence preferred



Problem Solving:

  • Issues that may arise that have a GMP impact are evaluated at the time of occurrence in conjunction with the supervisor and QA.


Working Conditions:

  • Overtime will be required to address priority items. This may be additional time during the work week and / or on weekends with last minute notice
  • Shift work required which may include weekends
  • Physically fit, able to lift at least 25 kgs
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Bending and “squatting” throughout the work day
  • Use of G.M.P garments and Safety Equipment (PPE) as required


We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.


Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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