Pharmacy Technician

Chicago (IL)


The non-sterile compounding pharmacy technician is responsible for creating compounded medication under the supervision and direction of a pharmacist. The duties of a non-sterile compounding technician include, but not limited to, receiving medication orders, measuring quantities, mixing ingredients, packaging medication, and updating records.

About the Role


  • Completes compounding and other pharmacy records as indicated.
  • Weighs, measures, and mixes raw material ingredients, monitors agitation, heating and cooling temperatures, and other parameters to ensure finished batches of tablets meet specifications.
  • Transfers materials into properly labeled, approved containers.
  • Cleans and sanitizes equipment and completes all required documentation to maintain compliance with USP <795> (non-sterile compounding) and company's Quality System.
  • Maintains thorough understanding of USP <795> guidelines.
  • Prepares labels and picks in accordance with the dispensing order.
  • Prepares both prepackaged and unit dose drugs in accordance with the dispensing order.
  • Prepares and generates batch for preparation of non-sterile mixtures.
  • Organizes assigned workload to facilitate its accomplishment.
  • Ensures the compounding room and related equipment are cleaned and maintained per organizational policy and procedures.
  • Participates with the pharmacist and pharmacy manager in monitoring/maintaining drug inventories and preparing orders for drugs and related supplies.
  • Participates in department QA activities as requested
  • Follow Safety Data Sheet (SDS) guidelines for maintaining safety and managing safety events.
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Properly clean up hazardous medication spills utilizing established safety protocols.
  • Safely dispose of hazardous wastes generated during medication preparation.
  • Routinely check for outdated or soon to expire chemicals and compounded products.
  • Use proper garbing techniques in accordance with SOP guidelines.
  • Effectively prepare and organize all compounded products for pharmacist review.
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance Department to ensure product sterility, potency and absence of endotoxins.
  • Assists pharmacist-in-charge and pharmacist perform any other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current Technician Registration in Good Standing with applicable board of pharmacy
  • Compounding and/or Laboratory experience
  • Knowledge of USP Chapter <795> Guidelines
  • Capable of wearing all protective wear as required. This includes, but not limited to, mask, gloves, gown, hair net, safety goggles, etc.
  • Ability to operate computer and laboratory equipment
  • Detail Oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in a fast pace working environment
  • Ability to work on your feet for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to repetitively use hands, wrist, and arms to perform job duties.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of force in order to lift, carry, pull and/or move objects as required.

Pay: $23.00 - $25.00 per hour

** Eligible for a $2,000 bonus after completing 90 days of continuous employment.**