We employ some 5,500 people worldwide. And while they may all join us with very different skills and backgrounds, they have much in common. They’re eager to contribute – be that a fresh insight, a novel idea or a well-thought-through plan; they love pulling together as a team; and they care deeply about the patients we serve. What’s more, they’re determined to develop themselves as well as our business. Have a look at the routes the careers of just a few of them have taken.



Lead Instrumentation & Electrical (I&E) Technician
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Raleigh
16 Years

My job helps us produce flawless products and boost productivity. My responsibilities revolve around the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and use of electrical equipment throughout the Raleigh API Plant. The work is far from routine, and the technology is constantly evolving, so there are always opportunities to learn about the electrical and instrumentation fields. In fact, continual personal and professional growth is one of the best things about working here. I also like the fact that the organization is, like me, very family and community oriented.

2007 - Present Current Position 

Lead Instrumentation & Electrical (I&E) Technician

I maintain the calibration records for our Inspection Measuring and Test Equipment and keep detailed records and reports. An important part of my role is boosting the team’s knowledge of everything from basic I&E functions to hazardous areas and data communications. Day to day I might be planning a sequence of testing and calibration, scheduling and overseeing the work of contractors, or conferring with other engineers to decide how best to install a new device.

Being promoted to this position was one of many career highlights. Others include becoming a member of the Hazmat team, gaining an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science of Instrumentation and becoming a Certified Control Systems Technician. Right now I’m studying for a BSc in Management. Along with integrating calibrations into a Computerized Maintenance Management System, it’s one of a number of career goals I hope to achieve in the next few years.

2002 - 2007Previous Position 

I&E Technician

I calibrated, installed, maintained, repaired and inspected plant monitoring devices on a huge range of complex digital, analog, programmable and other auxiliary equipment. I was also responsible for maintaining electrical and instrumentation systems. The extensive hands-on practical experience I gained taught me an enormous amount about preventing and minimizing downtime. I also learned a great deal about Quality Assurance – how to make the best possible products by improving processes, upgrading equipment and introducing change control procedures.