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

  • Personal protective equipment

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

  • Pharmaceutical products

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

  • Pharmacy law

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

Skills

  • Control temperature

    Measure and adjust temperature of a given space or object.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prepare prescription labels

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

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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