Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer (Pharmaceuticals)

  • Job Reference: OpEng
  • Date Posted: 4 August 2022
  • Recruiter: PCI Pharma Services
  • Location: Hay-on-Wye
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Healthcare & Medical, Manufacturing Operations, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Competitive salary, free tea & coffee, annual bonus opportunity

Job Description

Come and join a friendly team and work in a stunning part of the country, where you can play an active part in changing patient's lives.

Location: Hay-on-Wye, Powys / Herefordshire

Working hours: 40 hours per week (rotating shifts AM & PM & 1 night shift every 6 weeks)

Working pattern: 

AM = Mon - Thur: 05:50 - 14:00 . Fri: 05:50 - 13:10

PM = Mon - Thur: 13:50 - 22:00. Fri: 13:00 - 20:20

Nights = Sun: 22:40 - 06:00 Mon - Thur: 21:50 - 06:00

Main purpose of role:

Responsible for ensuring machine change over’s, stoppages and breakdowns are undertaken in a timely manner to targets and with minimum disruption to production schedules. Undertake planned routine maintenance and maintain schedules ensuring that all equipment and plant are able to operate safely, efficiently, and in compliance with GMP practices. The successful candidate will also be responsible for; fault finding to an expert level on Electrical and Mechanical systems and implementing continuous improvements on equipment and carry out to a high standard within GMP guidelines.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensure that maintenance areas and equipment are kept in a clean, tidy and secure state (including storage areas).
  • Adherence and recording of defined routine maintenance schedules; covering all equipment and plant.
  • Rapid and flexible attention to all breakdowns/stoppages to minimise loss of production, liaising with Engineering Supervisor and Operational Engineering Manager.
  • Advise Engineering Supervisor and Operational Engineering Manager of any machine or plant which requires major repair or maintenance.
  • Highlight potential areas for improvement within Production area regarding equipment or procedural changes.
  • Liaise with Production on identifying areas for continuous improvement and implement changes using correct change procedure.
  • Strip down, cleaning and reassembling of production equipment as per routine maintenance schedules.
  • Perform machine set ups and changeovers to target times as required in line with production requirements.
  • To actively assist in looking at ways to improve changeover times by procedure and method.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of all documentation and paperwork such as tooling logs, setting sheets, on line working sheets, PPM sheets
  • Improve and maintain the levels of current Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • Assist with the training of colleagues as required.
  • The use of workshop equipment to manufacture piece parts and repair as required
  • Assist with projects on trials, and new product introductions as required

Essential knowledge, experience, qualifications & skills required:

  • Completed an appropriate recognised apprenticeship in an Electrical Engineering discipline, or proven relevant experience in an industrial maintenance environment.
  • Mechanically experienced with an industry standard qualification.
  • Possess a broad knowledge of; Electrical systems, Pneumatic systems, Mechanical systems and Hydraulic systems
  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent in grade A-C in Maths and English or equivalent.
  • BTEC ONC/HNC in Electrical Engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • NVQ level3 in Mechanical Maintenance or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practice
  • Conversant in the use of hand tools and operating workshop equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English and capable of adapting language to the situation or audience
  • Analytical problem solving.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills