Production Chemist

Manufacturing Chemist

Minimum Graduate Diploma in Pharmacy/Mechanical & Chemical Engineering./B. Pharmacy/ Graduate in Science Or M. Pharmacy/Masters in science

Certified training for Production Chemist (programme aligned to LFS/Q0202 released by Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council)

Freshers may apply

The tasks a Production Chemist is expected to perform include: Supervising the production process

Providing production schedules and necessary guidelines to production operators

Preparing directions for Junior Chemists/Production Operators for each step in the production process

Reviewing documentation and ensuring all in-process checks are carried out as per the standard operating process

Maintaining good manufacturing practices and conditions suitable for production of quality goods

Communicating any equipment breakdown to the maintenance team

Training of Junior Chemists/Production Operators Checking, maintaining, sourcing and planning sufficient and quality stock of materials and chemicals

Developing standard operating procedures to improve efficiency

Facilitating audits as a production team member

Maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment

Co-ordinating with the Shift Supervisor, cross functional teams and within the team

Knowledge of production equipment

In-depth understanding and knowledge of good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures

Knowledge of the ideal conditions for working of equipment, their calibrations, inspections and maintenance schedule

Knowledge of health and safety requirements of the production area1 year of training for entry level Chemist

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) training

Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry, government rules and regulations and standards of manufacturing

Basic knowledge of formulations and API, fundamental science of API production and various formulations

Basic knowledge of production planning, supervising and delegating

Knowledge of documentation as per GMP and QMS guidelines

Knowledge of safety and how to deal with an emergency

Knowledge of job safety analysis for various production machines and equipment

Knowledge of process safety analysis and handling hazards

Knowledge of audits, importance of documentation and basics of production data analysis

Knowledge of chemical substances, their characteristics and required precaution and safety measures

Communication skills

Problem solving skills

Decision-making ability

Planning and organizing skills

Analytical and critical thinking ability



It is not only a desk job

The job involves handling a team

Travelling is not required for the role

Part-time work is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is minimum 8 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Shift system maybe involved

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include injury through sharp objects, burns, chemical leakage, electricity, respirator disorder, etc. Health risks include inhaling and constant exposure to chemicals, gases, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 8,000 per monthFor candidates with upto 2 yearsexperience - INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 per monthFor candidates with over 2 yearsexperience INR12,000 to INR 25,000 or above per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Life Sciences Sector

India?s Pharmaceutical Industry

India's Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Industry is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14 per cent to reach a turnover of 2.91 trillion (US$ 47.06 billion) by 2018.

The domestic drugs industry, which is valued at 1.6 trillion (US$ 25.87 billion) at present, according to Care Ratings, is also expected to grow in the local market with aggressive rural penetration by drug makers, increased government spending on health, and growing health awareness among people.

India exports pharmaceutical products to more than 200 countries. Pharmaceutical exports are expected to cross the 1 trillion (US$ 16.17 billion) mark this year. "The growth would be around 15 per cent and is driven by formulation exports," said Dr PV Appaji, Director-General, Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil). During 2013-14, pharma exports stood at 90,000 crore (US$ 14.55 billion). Out of this, the share of formulations was 71 per cent.

India currently exports drug intermediates, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Finished Dosage Formulations (FDFs), bio-pharmaceuticals, and clinical services across the globe.

The domestic formulations market stood at an estimated INR 722 billion in FY14, registering a growth of 6 percent over FY13. The y-o-y growth rate has seen a decline over the last 2 years. The decline is attributed to the reduction in the number of patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, the switch to generic drugs and fewer number of product approval. Sales of chronic therapy drugs grew faster than the sales of acute therapy drugs and the sales of anti-diabetic, cardiovascular (CVS) and neuro/CNS therapeutic drugs recorded the fastest growth. There are more than 500 manufacturers in the organized and unorganized segments. Top ten players account for around 40 percent of the total market share. Of the total number of pharmaceutical manufacturers, about 77 percent produce formulations while the remaining 23 percent manufacture bulk drugs. Indian companies are currently focusing on in-licensing their products and alliances/JVs due to a slowdown in product approvals. OTC segment is emerging as a source of high growth in the short to medium-term. Realization improvement is seen as another key focus area.

Apart from medicine, the life science sector also branches out into various other sub-sectors viz. bio-pharma, research, etc. There are numerous companies and organizations which have devoted their time and resource to bio-pharma. Research is another area where a Production Chemist can offer his/her expertise. Since these are emerging sectors, they are growing in popularity. All these factors put together will have a positive trickle-down effect on the available job opportunities for a Production Chemist.

Indian API IndustryThe generic APIs market is expected to continue to rise faster than the branded or innovative APIs, by 7.7 per cent per year and is expected to reach $30.3 billion in 2016. Asia-Pacific is expected to show the fastest growth rates of 10.8 per cent per year. The 24 fastest growing markets will include 11 in Asia-Pacific

Pharmaceutical/chemical manufacturing/production companies

Job opportunities are available across India with a higher concentration in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat etc. Job opportunities are also available in areas where pharmaceutical/chemical production companies have their set-up