Metrology Engineer, Open to flexible working

Ware, Hertfordshire
16 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Contract Type

The Engineering function at the GSK Ware Manufacturing and Supply site is responsible for the provision of technical expertise to support the manufacturing, automation and controls systems for all production operations to ensure production targets are achieved.

We are currently looking to recruit a Metrology Engineer. The role exists to deliver professional engineering expertise for metrology across site, ensuring that business driven improvements upgrades, modifications and adaptations are implemented to meet quality and performance targets under the direction of a Platform Equipment Lead and across multiple equipment Platforms (eg Filling, Assembly, Granulation, Water systems etc.). To act as point of contact and provide management of the site's calibration laboratory, including onsite and offsite calibrations for instrumentation used on site.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Act as a technical authority for Metrology and supports thermal mapping activities across site including fronting of internal and external regulatory audits.
  • Plan and manage the calibration lab onsite schedule and resource to ensure service delivered meets requirements of the operational engineering areas.
  • Responsible for developing a sound and thorough understanding of the equipment, plant and processes across the areas of responsibility
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of a scope of engineering metrology activities (maintenance, equipment improvement, and projects) working collaboratively with Engineering Planning functions, Platform Equipment Leads and Value Stream operational teams. Leading and managing contractors as required to execute the delivery of these works
  • To provide clear leadership, development and direction for front line staff by identifying opportunities and sharing knowledge to continue up skilling of engineering technicians and apprentices
  • Identify abnormalities or improvement opportunities in equipment performance including use of Data Analytics. The role holder will work with Platform Equipment Leads and Operational Teams to generate and implement actions

About You:

This role would suit a driven and motivated individual who has strong experience of working in a complex GMP environment. Ideally you will be a qualified engineer (eg; HND, IEng, BEng), with strong people skills. You will have a proven ability to drive performance (it is imperative in this role that you demonstrate an ability to drive common-objective thinking, with a complete focus on providing solutions). You will be a good team player in a matrix organisation. Knowledge/Experience in Electrical Engineering / Calibrations / Metrology / Instrumentation would be highly advantageous.

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.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Monday 10th of May 2021 (COB)

When applying for this role, please use your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role (as outlined in the job requirements above). The information that you have provided 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 qualifications and / or experience (eg; Electrical Engineering / Calibrations / Metrology / Instrumentation, etc).
  • Engineering qualification
  • Requires understanding of engineering principles and operation of manufacturing equipment to improve equipment reliability.

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