Equipment Coordinator

Location: Macclesfield

Competitive salary and benefits

Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more

In Operations we have a big ambition – to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out of the box thinking.

With constant new products and launches, there’s never been a better time to join Supply Chain and shape our future with a big contribution to life-changing medicines.

The challenge to stay ahead in rapidly changing markets is what keeps us driving forward, as we continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve.

If you are driven, take smart risks and are able to act quickly, then this is the place for you.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the New Modalities Product Development (NMPD) function within global product development. You will be responsible for equipment lifecycle within the Product Development team; this involves maintaining operational capability by ensuring availability of existing technology.

Working in collaboration with the wider team, you will design, develop and implement global best practice in equipment support for example implementation of electronic equipment log-books. You will also have the opportunity to develop ways to monitor equipment utilisation.

Given the nature of the role you will be a key contact for colleagues within AstraZeneca and external service providers, in order to enable the instrument maintenance process.

You will also represent Global Product Development on improvement teams and activities with key partner’s therefore effective communication skills are key to this role.


  • Manages the instrument and equipment footprint (Business process owner)

  • Ensure efficient use of existing equipment

  • Looks for innovative opportunities to access technology

  • Monitoring repairs/maintenance and consumables budgets

  • Responsible for instrument and equipment issues as part of established compliance team

  • Work with instrument and compliance teams to ensure all guidelines are in place for instruments to operate in a compliant manner

  • Perform the annual quality reviews to ensure instruments and equipment remain compliant

  • Support colleagues writing deviations, documentation, and change controls for communal instruments and equipment

  • Ensure instrument and equipment documentation are maintained to appropriate standard

  • Provide training in the instrument and equipment ownership process, managing SABA roles

Essential for the role

  • Have a broad understanding of the range of analytical, pharmaceutical and formulation equipment employed in Product Development

  • Ideally educated to BSc level (or equivalent in experience) in combination with solid experience within the industry

  • Have a thorough understanding of principles, applications and management of SHE and cGMP

  • Evidence of good communication skills and strong operational relationships with customers

  • Desirable but not essential to have the skills to provide first line support in separation science technology

Why AstraZeneca…

It’s a place to grow a fulfilling and exciting career with constant opportunities resulting from new products, technologies and growing areas like biologics. Our continued growth gives you greater exposure than anywhere else.

Next steps…

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Excellent! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours!

Applications are open from 11th to 25th August 2021

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