Production Engineering Technician - GMP Pharmaceutical

SLS Services Limited
Around £40k including shift allowance
06 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
- Production Engineering Technician - Swindon, Wiltshire - Leading Pharmaceutical company with fascinating products - Salary around £40,000 (£26k - £27k + 50% shift allowance) - Permanent role with excellent career opportunities - Clean room experience ESSENTIAL - GMP experience PREFERRED (ISO also considered) Summary A brand new role has arisen in Swindon for a Production Engineering Technician with some experience from a regulated clean room environment. You will work 3 x 12-hour days, then 3 off, then 3 x 12-hour nights, then 3 off, and for this you will receive 50% (yes, 50%!) shift allowance, taking your earnings up to around £40,000. If you are a capable Engineer with a mechanical / electrical background, preferably gained through an apprenticeship and some further experience (ideally in a GMP or ISO clean room), this will be an excellent career opportunity. The Company The company is a well established, expanding and highly respected contract manufacturing and packaging organisation who service a global customer base. The Swindon operation offers ``state-of-the art`` automated production facilities manufacturing and packaging fast dissolving drug doses. The company offer innovative solutions with high quality, service and delivery standards in a fully cGMP compliant environment. The Role This is a varied shift based role (revolving 3 x 12 hour days / 3 off / 3 x 12-hour nights / 3 off) covering the following responsibilities: - Carry out planned maintenance on production machinery in line with current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). - Diagnose causes of, and repair equipment breakdowns. Focusing on a ``First Time Fix`` methodology. - Carry out root cause analysis of plant downtime as required, embedding a robust improvement philosophy within the engineering team. - Carry out tool changes on production equipment to within established methods and quality standards. - Use the engineering computer system to record all work, to enable accurate machine history and effectively planned routine maintenance records. - Accurately complete all relevant operational documentation to a high standard as required. - Provide detailed handovers at the end of each shift when required. - Ensure all work complies with SOP`s and site Health & Safety standards. - Refurbish spare parts and other components as directed by the Engineering Shift Manager. - Work with and assist contractors and project teams on installation work. - Support efforts to improve equipment reliability as directed by the site management. - Support Operational Excellence initiatives as directed by the Engineering Shift Manager. - Comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards at all times. - Assist with machine engineering improvements as directed by the Engineering Shift Manager. - Deliver greater plant reliability through effective engineering practices, always aiming for sustainable greater up-time and reliability of plant and equipment through all/any engineering activities carried out. Experience The successful candidate will be an experienced Production Engineer, ideally whose career started with an apprenticeship. You must have some experience in a regulated production setting, ideally a following GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards, perhaps from the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Diagnostics or Food manufacturing / packaging industries. You will need to feel comfortable working alternating day / night shifts and you will ideally have your own transport. If you have knowledge / training in 17th Edition City & Guilds 2382-15, 17th Edition C&G 2382-15 etc, this would be a big advantage. This is a permanent position
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