Engineering Team Shift Leader

Interaction Watford
London (Greater)
29 Mar 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering Team Shift Leader

A great opportunity is now available to join one of the UK's leading Pharmaceutical companies

Summary of Role:

Under the guidance of the Engineering Shift Leader, the role holder is responsible for supporting the engineering function. This will be through ensuring that maintenance activities and improvement projects related to facilities and equipment are executed to schedule and budget and in compliance with relevant codes and within the spirit of our values.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Work with line management to investigate equipment/plant failures and identify means to prevent a recurrence
  • Be an active team member on continuous improvement projects bringing about improvements in working practices to eliminate waste and reduce variation


  • To maintain close liaison with other departments offering specialist involvement when required
  • Ensure that the daily schedule is met by attending breakdowns in a timely manner, and resolving issues effectively
  • Work with the team and line management to deliver improved productivity


  • Ensure that all activities within the engineering function are undertaken to established standards
  • Ensure that all activities within the engineering function are undertaken in accordance with the relevant Standard Operating Procedures and instructions
  • Ensure that incidents/deviations are brought to the attention of line management
  • Contribute to incident/deviation investigations to allow appropriate root cause analysis to be completed


  • Supports the coaching of colleagues for improved performance
  • Considers Talent and development opportunities
  • Supports learning and growth through training

Specific Departmental Functions

  • Responsible for Health and Safety of self and other employees
  • Ensure that all Risk Assessments required for your area are completed and regularly reviewed and actions arising delivered in a timely manner
  • Accountable for performing job tasks in a safe manner and complying with internal and external EHS requirements, policies, and programmes
  • Actively support Self-Inspections, action planning and follow-up.
  • Ensure all Incidents/Accidents are treated seriously, reported and actions implemented to prevent a recurrence
  • Maintains good knowledge of relevant governance, SOP’s and ways of working
  • Assists with the writing of new engineering SOPs
  • Responsible for providing timely and accurate delivery of outputs

Additional Role Requirements:

  • Ability to read technical operating and maintenance manuals;
  • Efficiently respond to questions from managers and colleagues;

Qualifications, skills & experience needed: Education / Professional Memberships

  • Minimum City & Guilds in an engineering discipline linked to an engineering apprenticeship or equivalent training qualification.

Specific Experience Required

  • Significant experience of maintenance engineering, preferably within the pharmaceutical industry
  • A working knowledge of some or all of the following;
  • Sterile manufacturing and filling processes
  • Particle inspection equipment
  • Automated Container integrity test equipment
  • Labelling equipment
  • Bottle filling equipment
  • Cartoning equipment
  • Thermo-former based packaging lines
  • Operation of PLC based equipment
  • Pumps/motors & Mechanical drives
  • Electrical drives and basic electrical diagnostics
  • Ampoule/vial/bottle/carton transportation systems
  • Building services including HVAC, boilers and Water plant
  • Process pipework and systems
  • Autoclaves/Sterilising Ovens
  • Knowledge and experience of working in GMP classified areas
  • Completion of engineering and GMP documentation to required standards

Interested ?!

Please contact asap

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