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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Mock Interview

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Can you explain a possible problem that may arise with processing tablets?

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List of 30 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Can you explain a possible problem that may arise with processing tablets?

  2. 2.

    What are some types of additives, and can you provide an example?

  3. 3.

    What may one of your previous bosses or co-workers say is one of your weaknesses?

  4. 4.

    What makes you think you will be successful at Company ABC?

  5. 5.

    What can you tell me about buffering agents?

  6. 6.

    Company ABC has facilities in multiple locations. Would you be willing to locate if a position is available in a different city/town?

  7. 7.

    What are some different types of coatings agents?

  8. 8.

    While Company ABC would like to hire employees who plan on working with us long-term,we do understand that things happen and plans change. Do you anticipate any significant changes in your life within the next 2-3 years that may affect employment with us?

  9. 9.

    What is a humectant, and can you provide an example?

  10. 10.

    Can you explain what an excipient is and one of its possible uses?

  11. 11.

    What is your greatest strength?

  12. 12.

    What is a parenteral medication?

  13. 13.

    What is the difference between a vial and an ampule?

  14. 14.

    What would you like for people recognize about your personality when they meet you?

  15. 15.

    What type of pharmaceutical excipient is carboxymethyl cellulose?

  16. 16.

    Why did you choose a career in pharmaceutical manufacturing?

  17. 17.

    Do you know what a viscosity imparting agent is?

  18. 18.

    What are some examples of solvents?

  19. 19.

    Have you ever had a disagreement with a co-worker, and how was it resolved?

  20. 20.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  21. 21.

    Company ABC values its employees and strives to create a team atmosphere. Do you consider yourself a "team player"?

  22. 22.

    If your previous employer were here, what would he say about you?

  23. 23.

    What are some key factors to consider in a manufacturing facility's design?

  24. 24.

    At Company ABC we like to encourage employees to have a healthy balance between work and their personal lives. What are some things you like to do to help you unwind and create balance in your life?

  25. 25.

    What is a motivator for you to do well on a job?

  26. 26.

    Why do HEPA filters have a 0.3 micron pore size?

  27. 27.

    What are some reasons that could cause chipping in tablet manufacturing?

  28. 28.

    What is the difference in a syrup and a suspension?

  29. 29.

    What effect might humidity have on the stability of a tablet?

  30. 30.

    Company ABC likes to reward employees for their hard work and experience. How would you feel about someone having the same job title as you making a higher salary because of years of experience?