• Pharmacy Technician - Production

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Job ID 2018-1202
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Production Technician actively and accurately processes work orders for the production of monthly dose SKUs, in the Never Forget and Remind Me package forms, and vials for various tablets and capsules.  Maintains flexibility to collaborate with others, and accept fluid priorities.  Accuracy and accountability are essential traits. The Production Departments packages nearly ninety percent of VetSource’s fastest moving SKUs.


    • Build compliance units for top veterinary care products (flea, tick, heartworm preventatives) from bulk packages into individual single unit envelopes
    • Repackage oral dosage forms from bulk bottles into amber vials for dispensing in the pharmacy using pharmacy packaging equipment
    • Package all products with care, accuracy and attention to detail
    • Complete all five stages of Production to meet the Production needs of the Pharmacy and subsequently, our clients.
    • Retain, review, and file production documents in an appropriate time frame with accuracy
    • Work with hand held scanning devices for processing work orders, storing and moving products
    • Place short dated products and/or damaged product in quarantine as appropriate
    • Utilize hand trucks, conveyors, and all packaging equipment with care after training is completed
    • Ensure the safety, cleanliness and security of the production work environment
    • Participate in all scheduled Pharmacy inventories
    • Assist in recycling efforts for the department
    • Truly embrace change, as more automation is utilized in Production to work more efficiently
    • All other tasks as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • None


    In addition to the job-specific responsibilities listed above, all employees are expected to support and model VetSource Core Value Principles:  Do the right thing every time; Treat others the way you want to be treated; Embrace Change; Be innovative; Get it done; Work hard, have fun!  Employees will be held accountable for knowledge of and effective application of these principles.


    • Dispensing skills:  should be accurate, efficient, and detail-oriented
    • Problem solving skills:  should be adaptable, thorough, and innovative
    • Possess strong team building skills; should be positive, respectful, and dependable
    • Keyboarding skills; proficient in Microsoft office
    • Must adhere to policies and procedures, be accountable, and be committed to continuous quality improvement
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment 
    • Team oriented and works well with others
    • Accurately excels at repetitive tasks for long periods of time
    • Capacity to start and stop projects seamlessly, despite frequent interruptions, while maintaining attention to detail

    Working Conditions:

    • Ability to stand and focus on detailed work for long periods of time
    • Light to moderate lifting may be required
    • The noise level in the work area is normally quiet to moderate
    • Ability to tolerate an environment where pets could be present in the office areas of the business



    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Current Oregon Certified Pharmacy Technician license from the Oregon Board of Pharmacy


    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. 


    We offer a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending, Life, and 401(k). 


    Vetsource is an Equal Opportunity Employer that abides by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin; or their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities.


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