Engineering Planner - Open to flexible working

Ware, Hertfordshire
16 Jun 2022
24 Jun 2022
Contract Type

The Engineering function at the GSK Ware site is responsible for the leadership of technical expertise to support the manufacturing, automation, and controls systems for all production operations to ensure safety, quality and production targets are achieved.  We are looking for an enthusiastic Engineering Planner to join our team.

Reporting into an Engineering function, you will be responsible for coordinating both routine and non-routine maintenance activities by liaising with Engineering and Production teams to determine maintenance schedules.  You will also ensure that Engineering Compliance and SAP PM data is maintained in line with site quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate planned and non-routine work activities into agreed long and short-term schedules.  Communicate plans to Engineering and Production teams. Highlight resource issues against schedules.
  • Monitor and manage notifications and work orders in aligned work centers.
  • Enable the increase in trade efficiency by effective campaigning and aligning work activity.
  • Actively seek to improve ways of working and utilise best practice.
  • Ensure the aligned value stream carries out Statutory Insurance inspections to the required schedule.
  • Interface with Engineering stores and users of Engineering Stores to ensure that stock levels are dynamic and maintained in line with planning requirements.
  • Generate work packs for timely issue to the trade teams to manage.
  • Reconcile work orders to identify schedule adherence issues.
  • Actively participate in shutdown planning.
  • Identify SAP Engineering data discrepancies and manage corrections using the data maintenance process (DM).
  • Track and report work order reviews.
  • Attach supplementary documents to work orders within the SAP system and raise non-routine notifications as required.
  • Distribute PM deviations where necessary to the allocated SME.
  • Collaborate with Engineering Compliance to sustain a good PM data compliance score.
  • Manage service visit planning including purchasing information and downtime requests.

About You:

This role would suit a motivated person who has an engineering background obtained within a sophisticated GMP environment.  It is imperative in this role that you have good attention to detail, experience with quality records, ability to follow procedures, and a desire to improve systems and processes.   You will also have the ability to plan and prioritise, escalate when required, build relationships, and manage complexity.  You will be focused on providing solutions, continuous improvement, and ideally you will have experience acquired from working in a highly regulated manufacturing-based industry.

About the Ware 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.. This must be achieved whilst consistently delivering outstanding quality, service and value to our patients.

CLOSING DATE for applications:  Friday 24th of June 2022 (COB).

Please use your CV to demonstrate how you meet the proficiencies for this role.  The information you provide in your CV 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.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant engineering experience within an engineering / manufacturing context.
  • Computer literacy (including SAP and MS Office).
  • Required to demonstrate competence in current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), understands its impact on their own role and the implications of not following cGMP

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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