Assistant Engineer, Open to flexibility

Barnard Castle, Durham
14 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Assistant Engineer, Open to flexibility

GSK have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

In the heart of rural Teesdale, the GSK site at Barnard Castle is a key member of the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) organisation producing some of the world's leading dermatological, sterile, inhaled and oral medicines for a wide range of diseases including MRSA, leukaemia and HIV.

To help enable us to strengthen and increase capacity across the site, we are looking to appoint a number of high-calibre Engineering Technicians to maintain our manufacturing facilities, packaging environments and utilities to support site infrastructure.

As one of our multi-skilled Engineering Technicians, you'll be providing maintenance support, carrying out planned preventative maintenance, dealing with breakdowns and providing support to investigations and continuous improvement initiatives to allow us supply product to the patient in a highly regulated environment.

You'll be a time served maintenance technician, ideally with an HNC. Your previous experience may include a controls, electrical or mechanical bias, and you'll have the opportunity to expand your skills & experience working in a Multi Skilled environment. Additionally you may have worked in Cleanroom environment or on Aseptic Processing plant.

Key areas of responsibility of the role may include:

  • Maintain pharmaceutical manufacture, filling, and packaging equipment as well as the building facility and associated services.
  • Installation, commissioning and validation of new plant, including generation and delivery of validation documentation.
  • Deliver preventative plant maintenance activities through MERPS (SAP).
  • Working to current company and regulatory GxP and safety standards.
  • Problem solving/root cause analysis and proactive development of plant within a demanding production environment.
  • Delivery of Continuous Improvement (CI) projects.
  • Fault finding on all types of processes and equipment.

Preferred skills should include 3 or more of the following:

  • Enjoy working in a 'team' environment and be able to communicate effectively.
  • Have experience working within a project environment.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical process and packaging equipment.
  • Familiarity working with automated process control systems, with Siemens S5/S7/PCS7.
  • Understanding of maintenance and defect rectification on Purified Water, Water For Injection and Clean Steam Systems.
  • Knowledge of measurement and control techniques applicable to temperature, pressure, flow etc.
  • Experience within a highly regulated production or packaging environment (eg clean-industry, FMCG, food, electronics or similar).

We operate a variety of shifts. The ability to support flexible shift working patterns is required.

In addition to a competitive salary + shift allowance and overtime, we offer an attractive Company Pension Plan, 26 days annual holiday, private healthcare option, bonus scheme and a share purchase scheme plus a stimulating and rewarding career opportunity.

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