Our company is our people. We, at Argenta, continually provide innovative turnkey services for our clients from pre-formulation to global supply - specializing in animal health.

If you are a talented and committed professional in the areas of:

  • Formulation / analytical development
  • Clinical Research
  • Commercialisation
  • Manufacturing/Production & Packaging
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Support
  • Logistics / Supply chain
  • Project Management

We invite you to explore dynamic career opportunities with an exciting and ever growing organization. Write to us at jobs@argentaglobal.com

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Maintenance Technician Afternoon Shift

15/06/2017

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Manurewa with a manufacturing and R&D footprint throughout USA and Europe.

The key purpose of your role is responsibility for performing routine and non-routine maintenance on schedule for production equipment and site facilities. Reporting to the Site Maintenance Engineer, you will support the afternoon production shift by ensuring the uninterrupted running of production equipment and site utilities. You will work closely with external professionals on improvement of production facilities to reduce breakdowns and develop strategies to improve the overall reliability and safety of the plant.

You will be hands-on and someone who enjoys the challenge of diagnosing faults and repairing production equipment and facilities as quickly as possible. By nature you'll be an energetic, driven person with a focus on quality and detail being imperative as we are regulated by the strictest of pharmaceutical standards.

This is a permanent full time role and the hours of work are typically 1.30pm to 10.00pm Monday to Friday with some overtime and weekends required as production schedules and demands require. On-call work may be necessary, particularly when production is in operation.

Your main focus and responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking routine scheduled maintenance to prevent disruption of manufacturing activities
  • Deal with any breakdown, diagnose faults and repairing production equipment or site utilities promptly
  • Use of computerised systems to oversee routine maintenance and organise repairs
  • Recommend replacement of old or faulty equipment or components and managing stocks of supplies and equipment
  • Write maintenance strategies, procedures and methods for routine scheduled maintenance
  • Maintaining GMP compliance within all production areas
  • Drive Health and Safety policies and compliance

Your background, experience and personal attributes will include:

  • A tertiary qualification in engineering
  • Electrical knowledge preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years experience within a similar role preferably in a quality focused manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work with computerised systems including ERP systems and experience with automation equipment
  • Experience and knowledge in a GMP and/or highly regulated environment is preferable
  • An ability to work well under pressure
  • A strong mechanical/technical mind set
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

If this opportunity sounds like the one you’ve been waiting for, please put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why this role is of interest to you, attach your CV and apply to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Site Maintenance Engineer

15/06/2017

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Manurewa with a manufacturing and R&D footprint throughout USA and Europe.

We’re on the look out for an experienced Site Maintenance Engineer with both mechanical and electrical engineering skills. The key purpose of this role is ensuring that routine and non-routine plant/equipment maintenance is performed on schedule for production equipment and site utilities. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will support the uninterrupted running of production equipment and site utilities, work with external professionals to improve production facilities, manage a budget and manage two direct reports. We are looking for a skilled engineer with an understanding of automation & control, coupled with excellent relationship communication and reporting skills.

You will be the sort of person who likes to be hands-on and enjoys the challenge of diagnosing faults and repairing production equipment and facilities as quickly as possible. By nature you'll be an energetic, driven person with a focus on quality and detail being imperative as we are regulated by the strictest of pharmaceutical standards.

This is a permanent full time role and the hours of work are typically 6.00am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday with some overtime and weekends required as production schedules and demands require. On-call work may be necessary, particularly when production is in operation.

Your main focus and responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling, planning and implementing routine maintenance of both plant and facilities
  • Providing prompt response to any breakdown, diagnose faults and implement timely repairs
  • Managing stocks of equipment, supplies and components including sourcing suppliers and purchasing
  • Developing strategies and procedures for new equipment/processes
  • Drive Health & Safety policies and compliance
  • Manage a maintenance budget
  • Working with specialist and computerised equipment
  • Maintaining GMP compliance within all production areas
  • Managing a small team

Your background, experience and personal attributes will include:

  • A degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering or electrical engineering
  • Electrical qualification
  • A minimum of 5 years experience within a similar role preferably in a quality focused manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work with computerised systems including understanding ERP systems and experience with automation equipment is essential
  • Experience and knowledge in a GMP and/or highly regulated environment is preferable
  • An ability to work well under pressure
  • A mechanical mind set
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills (written and verbal)

If the sound of this opportunity excites you, please put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why this role is of interest to you, attach your CV and apply to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Senior Production Engineer

15/06/2017

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Manurewa with a manufacturing and R&D footprint throughout USA and Europe.

We're on the look out for an experienced Senior Production Engineer. The key purpose of this role is taking responsibility for process improvement, technical trouble shooting and manufacturing investigations, process scale up and process validation. Reporting to the Technical Manager, you will ensure the successful technical transfer of products into commercial production while ensuring GMP compliance is adhered to at all times. You will be a skilled Chemical Engineer with experience managing multiple projects and with strong technical intellect, coupled with excellent relationship, communication and reporting skills.

You will be someone who has the academic understanding and ability, but also likes to be hands-on and enjoys the challenge of identifying issues, conducting the investigation and then advising and implementing best practice. By nature you'll be an energetic, driven person with a focus on quality and detail being imperative as we are regulated by the strictest of pharmaceutical standards.

This is a permanent full time role and the hours of work are 7.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday with some overtime and weekends required as production schedules and demands require.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical support to production
  • Continuously improving all aspects of production operations including automation
  • Preparing validation documentation (protocol and reports)
  • Updating and maintaining SOP’s for equipment and processes
  • Dealing with manufacturing investigations including preparing corrective and preventative action reports
  • Reporting on manufacturing and quality measures including trend analysis
  • Perform risk assessments and make sound technical decisions based on data
  • Ensuring Technical Transfer of products into commercial production meets GMP standards
  • Maintaining Health & Safety processes and compliance and identifying new technologies

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A tertiary qualification in Operations, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of GMP and FDA/EU manufacturing and validation regulations
  • A minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience preferably in a Pharmaceutical environment
  • Skilled in examining, developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
  • Well-developed report writing and editing skills including the use of relevant MS Office software
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills [written and verbal]

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, please take the time to put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why you want this role, attach your CV and email recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Project Engineer

15/06/2017

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Manurewa with a manufacturing and R&D footprint throughout USA and Europe.

The key purpose of this role is taking responsibility for process improvement of plant and equipment such as instrumentation and control systems. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will support production by focusing on technical trouble-shooting, supporting manufacturing investigations, scoping new plant and equipment requirements and project managing installations. We are looking for a skilled Engineer with a strong technical intellect, familiar with solid dose & liquid handling/processing equipment and an understanding of automation & control, coupled with excellent relationship, communication and reporting skills

You will be the sort of person who has academic understanding and ability, but also likes to be hands-on and enjoys the challenge of identifying issues, conducting the investigation and then advising and implementing best practice. By nature you'll be an energetic, driven person with a focus on quality and detail being imperative as we are regulated by the strictest of pharmaceutical standards.

This is a permanent full time role and the hours of work are typically 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday with some overtime and weekends required as production schedules and demands require.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Scoping new plant and equipment to meet business needs such as process and quality improvement and GMP compliance
  • Oversight and project management of CAPEX production projects eg. plant, equipment and instrumentation installations, and facility improvements/site expansion
  • Ensuring Technical Transfer of products into commercial production meets GMP standards
  • Ensuring routine plant and equipment calibrations are performed on schedule
  • Maintaining Health & Safety processes and compliance and identifying new technologies

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A tertiary Engineering qualification eg. BE, Mechatronics/Mechanical
  • Proven experience in quality focused manufacturing environment including technical projects eg. equipment installations, plant set-up
  • Previous experience and knowledge in a GMP or highly regulated product environment preferred
  • Well-developed report writing and editing skills including the use of relevant MS Office software
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills [written and verbal]

If the sound of this opportunity excites you, please put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why this role is of interest to you, attach your CV and apply to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Project Manager

20/07/2017

Are you an organised, energetic, results-driven individual with a strong relationship focus and looking for a change of direction? This is a great opportunity to develop your Project Management career in a fast growing Kiwi owned and operated business.

The Project Management Office [PMO] at Argenta was established five years ago and has gone from strength to strength. As a result of the company enjoying major growth, the business requirements for PMO services continues to increase. We are now looking for a Project Manager to join the team managing a portfolio of projects mainly consisting of development and/or commercialisation of pharmaceuticals for international markets.

Through your previous Project Management experience you will be someone who has the ability to see complex projects through from beginning to end and be able to identify, prioritise and manage all the steps in between. A focus on quality and details is imperative as we are regulated by the strictest of pharmaceutical standards and an interest in manufacturing and R&D in a scientific setting is important.

You will be dealing with multi-national pharmaceutical companies all over the world, therefore building and maintaining “virtual” relationships is absolutely vital as is being able to develop high quality technical documents. By nature, you’ll be a leader, energetic, driven person with a desire to continually improve systems, processes and the overall customer experience.

You will bring your wealth of previous Project Management experience and will actively lead projects enabling the realisation of the agreed return on investment and project benefits.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the project sponsor, client and team to develop project scope, timelines and resource requirement estimates into a project plan
  • Monitoring project progress to ensure project milestones are achieved on time and any project issues and risks are appropriately managed and escalated in a timely manner
  • Maintaining and driving key customer relationships
  • Ability to influence and engage with stakeholders across all levels of the business
  • Ensuring projects are initiated, executed and completed using consistent project management methodology and the Project Management Lifecycle
  • Implementation and continuous improvement of the PMO systems and processes

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in science or related discipline eg. Engineering, Science, Chemistry, Production
  • Project Management experience and ideally a recognised Project management qualification
  • Experience with common project management software such as MS Project
  • Outstanding MS Office suite skills with the ability to pick up new packages easily
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills [written and verbal]
  • A desire to complete further study and training to develop your Project Management career

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Manurewa, Auckland and Fort Dodge, Iowa and extensive Research & Development capabilities located in Kansas USA, New Jersey USA and Manurewa, Auckland. We have strongly embedded company Values which are key to who we are and how we deliver whether it’s internal or external relationships. We pride ourselves on the uniqueness of our development and manufacturing abilities and the skills and qualities of our team. Check out our website at www.argentaglobal.com

If this sounds like you, take the time to produce a cover letter that reflects who you are and why you want this position, attach your CV and email it to recruitment@argenta.co.nz asap.

Pharmaceutical Development Scientist

25/07/2017

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated scientist that would enjoy working on a variety of development projects?  This is a great opportunity to make a lasting contribution in a NZ owned business, working with the world's leading pharmaceutical research companies.

Due to continued growth, we are looking to add a full-time pharmaceutical development scientist to our R&D team based in Lawrence, Kansas.  This team conducts contract development projects that include chemical analysis, formulation development, commercial support and technical transfers.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • development of new formulations, products, test methods and manufacturing processes
  • providing formulation expertise and technical input into development of new products
  • generating, documenting and communicating technical data

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • a BS degree in a science discipline, preferably Chemistry, Pharmaceutics or Pharmacy
  • solid dose and liquid formulation development experience
  • at least 3 years previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry or a related field
  • previous experience within a GMP/GLP compliant environment
  • a strong understanding of the regulatory requirements involved in drug development
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer literacy

This role will be challenging and rewarding, where your full technical skills can be utilised, and the ability to think outside the box whilst ensuring targets are met will be hugely beneficial.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a global R&D team that expects to deliver world class science.

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for local and global organisations specialising in animal healthcare products.  We have state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Auckland NZ and Iowa USA, and extensive Research and Development capabilities located in Auckland NZ, Kansas USA and New Jersey USA.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter/email and resume to joanna.pratt@argentaglobal.com

Quality Assurance Supervisor, Production Support

25/07/2017

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Manurewa with a manufacturing and R&D footprint throughout USA and Europe.

Due to continued growth, we are currently looking for someone to lead a quality team dedicated to supporting production activities and product release. Reporting directly to the Quality Assurance Manager, you will lead a team of 7 QA officers. The key focus areas are to ensure day to day production activities are completed in compliance with applicable procedures, GMP and regulations, and to collaborate with production department on product quality investigations to establish root cause and define robust corrective and preventative actions.

We are looking for someone with a collaborative style who can build strong working relationships with stakeholders across departments, while maintaining the ability to stand firm on important issues and to drive a quality culture in the organisation.

You will have strong leadership skills with proven success in managing a team along with experience within a highly regulated pharmaceutical environment.

To be successful in this role we’re looking for someone who has:

  • Proven leadership experience
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience within a GMP environment
  • Pharmaceutical/animal health industry experience preferred but not essential
  • Great communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Confident decision making abilities

To take advantage of this outstanding opportunity please put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why you want this role, attach your CV and email recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Production Operator - Rotating Shift

26/07/2017

We have strongly embedded company values which are key to who we are and how we deliver, whether it's internal or external relationships. We pride ourselves on the uniqueness of our development and manufacturing abilities and the skills and qualities of our team.

We are recruiting for a skilled and capable Granulation/Compression Operator to ensure the high quality manufacture of our Animal Health products.

Your key responsibilities in this role would include:

  • Performing in-process quality testing to ensure products are manufactured to a high quality e.g. fluidbed granulation and High speed rotary tablet compression
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping and cleanliness within the production area
  • Check that all equipment used is clean and calibrated
  • Production batch documentation is completed accurately and in compliance to cGMP standards

You must have:

  • A proven production/manufacturing background in an GMP environment with a strong focus on quality and following SOP’s
  • Have a good understanding of Health & Safety practices and a commitment to safety
  • At least 2 years manufacturing experience in pharmaceutical / animal health or related industry
  • Great communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Excellent mathematical ability and attention to detail

This is a rotating shift position which is 6.00am-2.30pm and 2.00pm-10.00pm Monday-Friday, however flexibility is required to work overtime and during the weekend as necessary.

This is a great opportunity and stepping stone for the right person, If you’re interested in applying for this role, please email a cover letter/email and CV to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Lead Innovation Scientist

31/07/2017

Are you a formulation scientist absolutely oozing creative flair? Do you thrive within the cutting edge of Research and Development? This is a game changing opportunity for an ‘ideas’ person to help drive innovation projects from concept to completion.

  • Opportunity to work on the front end of R&D
  • Global researcher & manufacturer of animal health pharmaceuticals
  • Successful and innovative NZ owned business

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that develops its own IP, plus undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have state of the art manufacturing and R&D facilities located in Manurewa with manufacturing footprints in the USA and Europe. Argenta Innovation was established in 2014, and with several granted patents under its belt and lots of new projects waiting in the wings, it’s time for the team to grow.

The key purpose of this new role is to provide technical leadership and hands on support for all innovation projects. Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer, you will be instrumental in the generation of new technologies, products and intellectual property, providing technical direction to service providers and preparing technical information related to licences, IP, and client presentations.

To be successful in this role you must be able to communicate complex ideas clearly and credibly, be commercially aware with strong negotiation skills, and be comfortable engaging in group discussions at a highly technical level. An Innovator by nature; you will be a creative problem solver with the ability to pick yourself up, shake it off, and try again if things don’t work the first time, or if the goalpost moves. As a vital member of a small and close-knit team you must be a strong team player who enjoys brainstorming around a table and sharing learnings and knowledge with the team.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the generation and development of new ideas, technologies and products
  • Providing technical input and leadership to innovation projects
  • Preparing and reviewing documentation and reports to support marketing material, publications and IP
  • Supporting the wider Innovation Group in negotiating project activities and timelines with internal and external service providers
  • On occasion will likely be involved in continuous improvements across the global manufacturing network
  • Maintaining Health and Safety processes and compliance and identifying, reviewing and documenting hazards

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A degree level qualification in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Extensive experience within the pharmaceutical industry or related field
  • Broad knowledge of pharmaceutical formulations and processes
  • Competency in the use of statistical experimental design and evaluation preferred
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques are preferred
  • Industry awareness and animal health knowledge preferred
  • Project Technical Lead experience
  • Experience within a GMP/GLP or similarly regulated environment

On offer is an opportunity to work for a successful and rapidly expanding business where your input will be valued, a competitive salary and an excellent medical insurance scheme. If the sound of this opportunity excites you, please put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why this role is of interest to you, attach your CV and apply to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Quality Control Investigations Officer

02/08/2017

We are looking for a Quality Control Investigations Officer to take ownership of all QC related chemistry investigations. You will be driving investigations to completion on time, performing root cause analysis, and ensuring they are accurately documented and concisely executed. You will also be required to analyse investigation metrics for trends in order to identify areas where improvements can be made and solutions can be implemented to reduce the number of investigations required.

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in chemistry or similar
  • Previous experience within a testing laboratory in a GMP environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry
  • A high level of understanding of chromatographic analysis techniques – HPLC and GC
  • A high level of scientific writing ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A high level of competence using Microsoft office tools
  • Commitment to quality, excellence and continuous improvement

By nature you will be self motivated and have an investigative mind-set. You will be confident communicating both to internal stakeholders and to clients. Your flexible attitude will mean you have the ability to deal with multiple demands and shifting priorities while delivering a high quality of service for internal and external customers.

Argenta has strongly embedded company values which is key to who we are and how we deliver, whether it's internal or external relationships.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person. Hours are Monday to Friday, typically 8am to 4.30pm. If you are interested in this role or know of someone who may fit the bill, send a cover letter, attach your CV and email recruitment@argenta.co.nz. We look forward to hearing from you.

Quality Control Analyst - 18 Month Fixed Term

16/08/2017

Argenta QC is looking for an experienced Analyst to join our finished products team. The QC Department supports our manufacturing business to ensure all incoming materials and finished products are tested to meet our quality standards and business needs.

We’re looking for the right person, so we’re open to your background and experience, however you must be a someone who lives by our company values and isn’t afraid to speak up and question the status quo, you are someone who enjoys being hands on, and it’s second nature to help out others within your team and other departments.

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  •  Relevant tertiary qualification in either pharmaceutical science or chemistry
  • 2+ years experience in a GMP environment in the pharmaceutical industry or similar
  • Demonstrated experience using HPLC instrumentation • Works effectively and collaboratively with other team members
  • Commitment to quality, excellence and continuous improvement

By nature you will be self motivated and have an investigative mind-set. You will possess excellent communication skills and the ability to impart knowledge and encouragement to others within the business. Your ability to identify and implement improvements and efficiencies in the team while ensuring required standards are maintained will see you succeed in this role.

Argenta has strongly embedded company values which is key to who we are and how we deliver, whether it's internal or external relationships.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the position or you would like to apply, please send your cover letter and CV to recruitment@argenta.co.nz