Production Technician

  • Multi-national pharmaceutical company
  • Role suitable for graduates
  • Wellington location

Our clients are one of the New Zealand’s biggest pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a strong international backing and who make sterile products for world-wide markets. With a significant capital project underway to increase the capacity of the plant, the future of the business in Wellington is assured when other NZ based pharmaceutical facilities are closing down.
Right now we are looking for a number of Production Technicians to join their team based in Upper Hutt as the site ramps up manufacturing. Reporting to the Production Manager, you will help with their manufacture of large animal vaccines through the process of small and large-scale bacterial culture, processing of fermentation products and vaccine formulation to global standards.
These positions require candidates with a tertiary qualification in a science field and experience working in a GMP environment. Our clients are looking for candidates with a positive ‘can do’ attitude that show initiative and have the ability to work unsupervised.
In addition successful candidates will ideally possess the following attributes:

  • Technology/Pharmaceutical based tertiary qualification or similar
  • Practical experience working in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology manufacturing environment
  • Have a solid understanding of GMP
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Initiative and the ability to work unsupervised
  • Deliver results within tight deadlines

In return, our client offers a stimulating environment that provides opportunities, encourages development and rewards success. Operators are expected to work across day and twilight shift patterns including some weekend work – hours worked outside of normal working week dayshift will attract additional shift allowances on top of an attractive base salary, bonus, 7% kiwisaver contribution, health and life insurance and other minor benefits.

PLEASE NOTE: These vacancies are based in the Wellington region.  To be considered you must be able to relocate permeanently to this region should you be offered a role.
For a confidential enquiry or to apply for this position please click on the APPLY button, alternatively contact Tony De Barr on 04 916 0541, or email
Note: If this vacancy is not exactly what you are seeking, then please contact me in confidence to discuss your individual requirements.