Assistant Engineer, Open to flexible working

Barnard Castle, Durham
27 Mar 2021
12 Apr 2021

2 x Full time

3x FTC / Secondment

This position will support on a 24/7 rotation (BAN5) or 24/5 Rotation (BAN6) which is, of course, subject to change dependent on the needs of the business.

There are two permanent positions currently available for Assistant Engineers in the Steriles Business Unit (Syringes area) at GSK Barnard Castle. The role will involve standard site engineering duties, but also enhanced responsibilities as a senior member of the team. This will include responsibility for ensuring the engineering service provided to your business area is comprehensive and able to meet the business and regulatory needs of the department. You will be involved in project coordination, maintenance shutdowns, line improvements, quality, safety and continuous improvement actions, and will ensure all technical work is carried out to GMP standards and in compliance with company standards, as well as external regulatory guidelines.

The SBU is a core area of investment for the site and a key priority for the business. As such, you will have the opportunity to work on/support the latest device assembly technology as well as being heavily involved with a wide range of existing equipment/processes.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Stand In/Support for the Engineering Team Manager
  • Hands on technical cover for holidays and sickness or where there is insufficient technical knowledge in the Engineering team
  • Management & supervision of the Engineering team to meet production and maintenance
  • Management & supervision of contractors
  • Engineering customer for small-scale project activities
  • Implementation of EHS policy & improvement activities
  • Implementation of Quality policy & improvement activities
  • Planning & implementation of maintenance strategy.
  • Preparation & review of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedules & associated reports via MERPS
  • Plan and implement the Annual shutdown for the Department
  • Delivery of Continuous Improvements to drive increased performance in line with departmental objectives and KPI's
  • ECC initiation, completion and sign off. Control of area database for ECC's
  • Support of New Product Introduction within the department
  • Completing PM and Quality Deviation Reports within the required timeframe
  • Managing actions arising from Deviations, Audits, Inspections, etc
  • Compliance - Managing "Live Files" and software control to ensure that department records relating to equipment and facility history, archived protocols and various document systems are updated
  • Writing plant/equipment specific SOPs
  • Manage the Data Change process from End to End

About You:

As an Assistant Engineer, you will be expected to take on additional responsibilities above the Engineering Technician role. These will require more adept communication and stakeholder management skills, as you will be one of the key facilitators and contact points between the engineering function and the wider cross functional team. You will need to balance multiple tasks, so being highly organised is critical as is the ability to identify key priorities and to respond accordingly. The Assistant Engineers are often also viewed as Subject Matter Experts and will be looked to not only for guidance on wider business process and admin but also as a technical leader - you must be comfortable with this additional responsibility and have the associated technical knowledge to support your colleagues where required.

CLOSING DATE April 12th 2021

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Why You?

Required Qualifications and experience:

  • An Industry recognized Engineering apprenticeship
  • Minimum of a HNC level qualification in an Engineering discipline
  • Significant post-apprenticeship industry experience
  • Hands on experience of GSK processes and procedures
  • Demonstrable experience working with cross functional teams in a complex organisation

Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience in a leadership, training or team support function
  • Experience working as a subject matter expect.
  • Hands on experience of engineering project management

Company Details:

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