Engineering Technician

Engineering Technician

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being ambitious, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an exciting role, in a leading manufacturing area on our Macclesfield campus, within AstraZeneca in the UK. The site supplies products, for most of the AstraZeneca therapy areas for global markets, and thus has phenomenal opportunities. You will be aligned to an area which is benefiting from large investment, and is an excellent opportunity to experience this unique fast moving and dynamic environment. Whilst ensuring production levels meet given demands in a period of change.

As an Engineering Technician, you will deliver and sustain business objectives through providing engineering (Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation) expertise to maintain equipment / systems, resolving problems and implementing improvements, whilst always following GMP, SHE, and Financial requirements.


You will hold responsibility for maintaining and calibrating manufacturing equipment, and support systems in accordance with maintenance strategies and schedules of work. The manufacturing process takes place in a controlled GMP environment. This adds a unique rigour and methodical approach to the maintenance programme of work.

By providing good customer service and maximising equipment availability, you will ensure timely response to breakdowns, and provision of effective customer feedback. Along with delivery of closure actions, through systematic fault-finding and problem solving. You will strive to improve availability through identification of maintenance improvement, and drive the asset up-time by detailed investigation, and understanding of all instances of downtime, using proven problem-solving processes.

You will set up systems / equipment in a timely manner, and right first time in order that functional performance, aligns with operational parameters and statutory requirements. You will lead formal and informal training of less experienced Technicians, and mentor Operators to improve asset performance.

Using lean and manufacturing tools (such as RCM, RCA and CBM) you will actively participate in and deliver continuous improvement activities and projects. Working with your engineering colleagues you will support change initiatives required to drive ongoing business improvements by ensuring positive and constructive communication to enable and establish effective team working.

A good ability to fault find using structured problem-solving tools to support the GMP, SHE or productivity investigation processes. Working within a highly compliant and regulated industry you will ensure that GMP, and SHE regulations are adhered to.

Essential Requirements:

* Recognised apprenticeship in Engineering. HNC or equivalent in an electrical or multiskilled engineering discipline
* Demonstrated delivery of results in a fast paced manufacturing environment
* Knowledge of the principles of work planning & control – able to plan and manage own workload
* Able to determine the root cause of breakdowns and implement preventative actions to prevent reoccurrence
* Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and maintenance processes e.g. 5S, RCM, TPM
* Able to coach and provide training to operational teams
* Good working knowledge of computer systems such as SAP, Microsoft Word and Excel
* Operating knowledge of procedures and compliance with GMP & SHE requirements.

Desirable Requirements

* IEE/IET 18th Edition
* PLC fault finding
* Experience of working in a pharmaceutical environment

Multiple positions are available in either a 3 shift, 2 shift or night shift basis. This will be discussed in more detail at interview however, please indicate preference during the application process.

There are so many fantastic employee benefits that AstraZeneca offer! AstraZeneca can offer you a competitive salary, private healthcare, a fantastic holiday allowance, phenomenal training and development opportunities, and much more.

Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation, to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, ground-breaking cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

Interested? Come and join our journey!

We welcome your application no later than midnight Wednesday 29th September

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Opening date 13/09/2021
Closing date 26/09/2021

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