Production Line Coordinators (PLCs), Open to flexible working

Ware, Hertfordshire
14 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
Contract Type

GSK's Manufacturing Site at Ware (Hertfordshire) has opportunities available for a new shift-based role that is based on the production line in our Respiratory Value Stream.

The Production Line Coordinator is responsible for ensuring smooth and efficient operations are conducted (within their assigned area) for the running of the production line. You will be responsible for Line Performance Management process (metrics and matrix), including planning and deploying available staff, acting as first-line response to line alert calls (for abnormal events), managing deviations (carrying out rapid response and investigations) and for leading first level root-causing and problem-solving as a result of area reviews. You will provide first-line engineering and technical knowledge/capability within your area, as well as taking responsibility for delivering briefings (including temporary Instructions) and effective handovers between shifts.

Day-to-day you will carry out regular in-depth line reviews (including reviewing and setting daily targets), whilst liaising with Planning on Production schedules for designated lines. This will extend to organising improvement activities in support of the Production Team Leader (PTL), as well as providing guidance to the wider production management teams (for decision making).

You will need to prioritise and make (and justify) decisions, as well as be able to switch between supporting line operations, aiding improvement, and maintaining standards (as required). Throughout you will ensure staff work in a safe and compliant manner.

SHIFT Pattern: This role will operate on the DANF - 24/5 Days & Nights "Full" (12-hour) shift pattern. This entails 2 or 3 shifts on (followed by 2 to 4 days off, depending on shift rota).

OAKS Test: The successful applicants must have the OAKs tests to the minimum required level. In your application please indicate if you have passed the OAKs test.

About You:

The successful candidate will need to communicate and trouble-shoot routinely as well as looking to learn new skills. The role requires working closely with a wide variety of production staff so you will have good inter-personal skills. You will be a self-motivated individual who has experience of working in a complex manufacturing site (ideally at a technical as well as operational level) with experience of leading improvement activities. It is imperative in this role that you demonstrate an ability to drive common-objective thinking, with a complete focus on providing solutions and production delivery. You will be resilient and calm under pressure.

During the application process, we are looking to see that applicants have a clear understanding of the complexities and importance of supporting production within a pharmaceutical manufacturing process.

About Ware Manufacturing Site:

Medicines at Ware are presented as either Respiratory devices or in Oral Solid Dose form. The site holds a unique position in our network as the only site responsible for launching the company's pipeline of new medicines in these dose forms, many of which are life-saving medicines. A series of investments in new state-of-the-art equipment are being made that will support the delivery of a record number of new products. This must be achieved whilst consistently delivering outstanding quality, service and value to our patients.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE - Monday 1st of March 2021 (COB)

PLEASE NOTE: When applying for this role, you should submit a CV. Please draw attention to your relevant experience for the role (as outlined in the job requirements above). The information that you provide in your application will be used to assess your application.

About GSK:

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. Employing over 100,000 people globally, we have 71 manufacturing sites around the world. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant Knowledge and Experience (gained from working in a production/manufacturing)
  • Full understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice and EHS standards (ideally gained within a Pharmaceutical or FMCG environment)
  • Evidence of leading Improvement activities

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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