Production Line Technician


Ever thought about a career in Pharmaceuticals? 

Torbay Pharmaceuticals are looking for  driven and meticulous individuals to join the team as a Trainee Production Line Technician. You will preferably have previous cleanroom or manufacturing experience, which could include some part of mechanical understanding of machinery.

About Torbay Pharmaceuticals

Torbay Pharmaceuticals (TP) manufactures and distributes terminally sterilised injectables for the secondary care market in the UK and worldwide. Having secured a £26m investment, TP opened a new manufacturing site in 2017 and are looking to go on an exciting growth journey, with the goal of doubling in size within the next 5 years.

About the Role

A great opportunity for anyone looking to kick-start their Pharmaceuticals career, the Trainee Production Line Technician is a development role that will begin as a trainee, and then progress to Cleanroom Production Line Technician once all competencies have been achieved. The role supports the production team in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, within a controlled environment.

The working pattern are alternate weeks of early and late shifts:

Early: 06:30 – 14:45

Late: 11:15 – 19:30

Please note: As part of the production team you will be working within a controlled/graded cleanroom environment whilst wearing specialist cleanroom gowning to minimise contamination. If you struggle working in small areas or claustrophobia this may not be the role for you BUT we want you to be comfortable that you are making the right choice so if you want to visit our site for a tour before you apply, please get in touch with us today!


The role will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Work both individually and as part of the team to perform tasks within various sections of the production department e.g. chemical preparation, formation, and automatic filling.
  • To participate in 5S and sustain the production areas to this standard.
  • Record KPI data and participate in KPI meetings.
  • Set up and operate complex equipment as set out in the appropriate guidelines.
  • Performing daily and monthly cleaning activities as set out in the appropriate guidelines.
  • To accurately manage and input data into relevant documentation.
  • Frequent movement of items weighing up to 15kg without the use of mechanical aid in accordance with H&S regulations. Requires frequent movement of loaded pallets and product trolleys.
  • Occasional handling of hazardous chemicals and materials requiring the use of personal protective equipment.

Person Specification


  • 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths, Science or equivalent.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and a strong desire to learn.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to understand/perform basic numerical calculations.
  • Commitment to safety and quality standards.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Adaptable and able to flex to changes in workload or priorities.


  • Basic IT training
  • NVQ3 or equivalent in equivalent in science-based discipline
  • Basic understanding of good manufacturing practice


Location: TQ4 7FG

Salary: £22, 383 per annum


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If you would like any more information, or an informal chat about the role, please contact Carl Murphy on