Graduate Automation Engineer, Open to flexibility

Barnard Castle, Durham
28 Sep 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type

Graduate Automation Engineer, Open to flexibility


GSK is a science-led, global healthcare company that produces innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

We are committed to overcoming some of the biggest challenges in global health; delivering products of value in a responsible, sustainable way; and providing access to medicine for the world's poorest communities.

Job Purpose

This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your automation engineering skills you've learnt so far and develop your expertise within a world leading pharmaceutical company.

You will be joining a team of over 20 Engineers working within the Projects Department at our Barnard Castle site. There will be the opportunity to work across a broad range of innovative projects - contributing to our mission of helping people do more, feel better, live longer from day one, whilst developing and expanding your own experience and expertise.

Our Barnard Castle facility is a key secondary manufacturing site within the GSK network, and one of GSKs flagship New Product Introduction sites - bringing ground-breaking medicines to people all over the world at the right quality and the right price. At Barnard Castle, we proudly manufacture 38 different medicines in over 1500 pack variations to treat HIV, cancer, infectious diseases, migraines, psoriasis, dermatitis, asthma, cold sores and acne, to name just a few, which we supply to over 130 markets around the world.

As a Graduate Automation Engineer you'll be involved in the delivery of new equipment and improvement projects across the Barnard Castle site. You'll be involved from project concept and design stage, through to installation, testing and validation of new manufacturing equipment / processes.

You'll work across dynamic multi-skilled, cross-functional project teams (which may include engineering technicians, representatives from production, validation/quality, packaging or the New Product Introductions team), so the ability to build strong working relationships with great communication skills will be needed.

There will be the potential for some international travel for Supplier visits / Pre-Delivery Testing within this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that equipment and project specifications issued by GSK are adequate to convey the controls requirements
  • Monitor design, development and installation work; ensuring compliance with GSK requirements / procedures
  • Ensure that suppliers provide adequate definition of their Control & Instrumentation systems and review them against requirements specifications
  • Continue integration and expansion of the Site Automation LAN, interfacing with the GSK IT network as required
  • Ensure systems are delivered which comply with GSK's requirements on 'Data Integrity'
  • Ensure that control systems for projects / new equipment, which have GMP significance, are validated in accordance with company requirements, policies and procedures
  • Prepare and complete validation protocols and reports.
  • Ensure smooth handover of systems into production
  • Provide technical controls expertise to resolve complex problems within the Business Units

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Closing date for applications: 2nd November 2017

You may apply for this position online by clicking the 'Apply' button.

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