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

Our Values

Our Values

Positions Available

Dispensary Operator

15/03/2017

Reporting to the Dispensary Team Leader, we’re looking for a reliable Dispensary Operator to dispense Animal Health products and support the efficient operation of the warehouse through the movement of materials and accurate inventory control.

You will be someone who takes a pride in the accuracy of their work and can follow correct process in compliance with GMP. Your role will consist of checking that the correct raw ingredients are picked in the correct quantity or weight for production requirements and maintain accurate record keeping through our ERP system.

Your background, experience and personal attributes will include:

  • Relevant manufacturing experience preferably within a GMP environment
  • A full drivers licence and preferably a fork hoist licence
  • Excellent basic mathematical ability
  • Strong observation skills
  • As you will be required to lift heavy weights, you will need to be physically fit
  • Strong attention to details

This is a permanent full time role with typical working hours between of 6.00am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday with flexibility to work outside these hours as production schedules and demands require.

Please send a cover letter explaining why the position is of interest to you attach your CV and send to recruitment@argenta.co.nz.

Warehouse Operator and Material Sampler

20/04/2017

We are on the look out for an experienced Warehouse Operator to join our Warehousing team. Your main responsibility will be to support the efficient operation of the warehouse through the movement of incoming materials and outgoing finished goods as well as ensuring all materials are sampled in accordance with cGMP, in an effective and timely manner.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working to production schedules and liaising with internal stakeholders to meet targets
  • Sampling of Raw Materials including API and packaging materials in line with approved test methods, sampling plans, SOP’s and GMP
  • Check that all equipment used is clean and calibrated
  • Maintain good communication with QC and Production to inform of incoming materials and packaging samples
  • Operation of fork hoist to ensure raw materials are removed for sampling and replaced back into storage - note some duties are physically demanding and will require heavy lifting up to 20kgs

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, so you MUST have:

  • A current and relevant fork hoist operating licence
  • Working experience within a manufacturing environment with a strong focus on quality would be preferable
  • Understanding of GMP would be preferable
  • Good computer literacy with the ability to pick up new packages and processes easily
  • Good understanding of health and safety issues
  • Excellent written and verbal English language communication skills

We’re looking for the right person, with the right experience whose values are similar to ours…so by nature you’ll be a committed, energetic team player, with a focus on quality. Attention to detail is imperative as we are regulated by the strictest of pharmaceutical standards. You’ll have a “Do it Right, First Time” mantra when conducting stock control and sampling and advising and implementing best practice. This is a great opportunity for the right person, if you are interested, please email your CV to recruitment @argenta.co.nz

Senior Laboratory Administrator

26/04/2017

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract Research & Development and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We pride ourselves on the uniqueness of our development and manufacturing abilities and the skills and qualities of our employees – we’re looking for a passionate likeminded Lab Administrator to be a part of our growing success.

Reporting to the Laboratory Services Supervisor, we’re looking for a focused, committed and detailed orientated Senior Laboratory Administrator to join our Lab services team.

Your core responsibilities will be to provide laboratory support services the Argenta Laboratories including:

  • Coordinating all purchasing requests from Lab staff
  • Procurement including ordering, follow up on deliveries, goods receipt and cycle count
  • Maintaining the retention sample system
  • Conduct supplier performance evaluations
  • Shipping of clinical trial material and samples
  • Providing support and guidance to the laboratory administrators

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Relevant science based tertiary education
  • Intermediate knowledge of the MS Office suite
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar purchasing role
  • Strong negotiation, communication and networking skills
  • Experienced in using Evolution, SAP or similar ERP software
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in leading a small team

On offer is a competitive salary together with an opportunity to join a thriving company which actively develops its employees. If you’re someone who has the same values as Argenta of Do it Right First Time, Commitment, Win As A Team and Driven by Innovation matched with the experience and skillset as above, please put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why you want this role, attach your CV, and apply to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Quality Control Microbiology Technician

16/05/2017

This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing animal health pharmaceutical business where you can further your experience within a small micro team within the quality control department. The role is a full time position in which your core responsibilities will be to ensure that all incoming materials, intermediates, products and environmental monitoring of the Argenta site are quality tested.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • A tertiary degree majoring in microbiology
  • GMP experience
  • Competent in using basic Microsoft office tools
  • Experience in the operation of laboratory instrumentation
  • Experienced in correctly handling microbial test cultures

By nature you’ll be self motivated and have an investigative mind-set. You will possess excellent communication skills and the ability to identify and implement improvements and efficiencies within the lab while ensuring required standards are maintained.

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. Argenta also invents products and drug delivery technologies. At Argenta we pride ourselves on the uniqueness of our development and manufacturing skills and qualities of our employees. Check out our website at www.argentaglobal.com

If you’re someone who has the same values as Argenta of Do it Right; First Time, Commitment, Win As A Team and Driven by Innovation matched with the experience and skillset to above, please email me an up to date copy of your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Quality Control Analyst Afternoon Shift

31/05/2017

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, Auckland and Fort Dodge, Iowa and extensive Research & Development capabilities located in Kansas and Manurewa.

Argenta QC is looking for an experienced Analyst to join our 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 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
  • At least 2 years experience in a GMP environment in the pharmaceutical industry or similar using US or European Pharmacopoeia methods
  • A minimum of 2 years experience using HPLC and GC instrumentation is essential
  • Excellent time management abilities
  • 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. We actively develop our people, so there are career opportunities available for the right candidate.

To register your interest in this role, please apply by putting together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why you want this position, attach your CV, and email to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

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

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 Production Engineer. The key purpose of this role is taking responsibility for projects including process improvement, technical trouble shooting and manufacturing investigations, process scale up and 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 preferably also FDA/EU manufacturing and validation regulations
  • A minimum of 3 years manufacturing experience preferably in a Pharmaceutical or similar highly regulated 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