Technical Operations Specialist – Arecibo, PR


The Technical Operations (TO) Specialist applies his or her knowledge from various sciences to the pharmaceutical industry, such as materials, formulation, process, packaging, statistics, pharmacokinetics, etc. The TO Specialist is responsible for researching and developing new production processes for the site and for evaluating/ making modifications to existing manufacturing and/ or packaging systems to improve overall efficiency and profitability. Development might be basic, such as finding a new source for a material, or a more complicated applied development, such as implementing a new product or processes. If a product or process doesn’t exist, the TO Specialist may get input from others to develop something entirely new. The TO Specialist are often responsible for supervising several projects at once.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Education and/ or Experience

• A bachelor’s degree in Science such as Pharmacy, Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics or Biology; a graduate degree such as M.Sc. or Ph.D. is recommended for advancement.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in a highly-regulated industry like Pharmaceuticals and/or Medical

Licenses and/ or Certifications

• Licensed Pharmacist, Licensed Chemical or Professional Engineer Licensed, preferred.