Profession pill maker operator

Pill maker operators tend the pilling machine that create pills in various sizes and shapes. They also fill the machine with necessary materials, open valves to control the flow of the materials, and regulate the temperature of the machine.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Pharmaceutical products

    The offered pharmaceutical products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Personal protective equipment

    Types of protective materials and equipment foreseen for various types of tasks such as general or specialised cleaning activities.

  • Pharmacy law

    The legal and other requirements associated with the pursuit of pharmacy activities.

Skills

  • Prepare prescription labels

    Prepare prescription labels, select the type of prescription container and attach the prescription labels to the container.

  • Monitor valves

    Monitor and accordingly adjust the valves in order to allow a specific amount of liquids (such as ammonia sulfuric acid or viscous soap) or steam into the mixer or machine.

  • Monitor automated machines

    Continuously check up on the automated machine's set-up and execution or make regular control rounds. If necessary, record and interpret data on the operating conditions of installations and equipment in order to identify abnormalities.

  • Operate pill making machine

    Operate machines to create pills for medicinal purposes.

  • Maintain adequate medication storage conditions

    Maintain proper storage and security conditions for medication.

  • Control temperature

    Measure and adjust temperature of a given space or object.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Manage medical supply chains

    Ensure that medicines are stored in appropriate facilities and environmental conditions to ensure stability, quality and safety of the medicinal product over its shelf life, storing medicines in a safe, organised, systematic and secure manner and working with documented policies and procedures to implement an effective stock management and rotation system.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare medication from prescription ensure the appropriate supply in pharmacy participate in medical inventory control manufacture medicines perform pill branding check for medication expiry terms advise customers on usage of medical products scoop medicinal preparations comply with legislation related to health care dispense medicines maintain pharmacy records