Maintenance Engineer, Barnstaple

Circa £32,500 (including shift premium) +bonus + benefits
10 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Maintenance Engineer, Barnstaple Role: Full time, permanent (double day shift) Location: Barnstaple, Devon Salary: Circa £32,500 (including shift premium) bonus benefits The Company: With a 175-year manufacturing heritage, Actavis UK Ltd is a leading national pharmaceutical supplier. With a portfolio of over 850 product lines, we produce more than 10% of the UK’s generic medicines from our Barnstaple site and can supply over 85% of UK pharmacies’ category M dispensing needs. This means we’re supporting patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. We are a local company with national reach, always looking for innovative ways to grow and offering excellent opportunities for development. The Role: We are seeking an experienced and proactive Maintenance Engineer to help us provide comprehensive, multi-skilled support to our packing, manufacturing and service departments. Following planned schedules and troubleshooting reactive repairs, your work will include installation, commissioning, maintenance and modification of electrical and mechanical equipment and site service systems across the pharmaceutical production cycle, in-line with business needs. With a focus on Continuous Improvement, you’ll also develop and implement cost-effective solutions to improve machinery efficiency, reliability and performance to minimise downtime. To complete your work in an efficient manner and deliver high quality results, you’ll liaise with contractors, engineering specialists, manufacturers and parts suppliers as required. Valuing safety and quality, maintaining high levels of compliance is central to all you do. With a strong understanding of relevant corporate, statutory and good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements, you observe all environment, health and safety (EHS), OPEX and process/validation compliance standards through strict adherence to any risk assessment, provision and use of work equipment regulations (PUWER), Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) and manual handling guidelines. Taking pride in your work, you provide an excellent level of customer service at all times, support and mentor your colleagues (including performing effective shift handovers) and work collaboratively with other departments (e.g. Production, Quality) as required. The Person: With significant experience in a similar engineering support role, ideally in a highly regulated ‘clean room’ environment, you’ll have completed a recognised engineering apprenticeship and hold a minimum of an ONC level qualification in a relevant engineering discipline. Ideally, you’ll have experience of mechanical and electrical maintenance and fault finding, preferably in a food/pharma environment (with knowledge of the relevant regulations), working in ATEX areas and on ATEX certified equipment, using Computerised Stores/Maintenance Management systems and a working with a range of production and site services equipment. COMPEX certification and an understanding of OPEX objectives and processes would also be beneficial. As a natural problem-solver, you take a creative yet disciplined approach to your work, able to adapt to changing priorities and always keen to learn. Known for your people and customer service skills, you have strong communication skills (in written and spoken English) and can relate to colleagues at all levels with ease. You work well on your own initiative through your strong attention to detail and time management skills, but are equally at home in a team, working together to deliver objectives or seeing projects through to completion. You have strong numeracy skills with a commercial mindset, and equally good IT skills, comfortable working with databases, work-based systems and using the Microsoft Office suite. The Rewards: In return, we offer a competitive salary package (with substantial shift premium), ongoing training opportunities, a generous pension scheme and 27 days’ holiday per year, plus bank holidays. We also offer a range of other benefits to support you, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, subsidised restaurant facilities, sports and social club and healthcare options. Not to mention the opportunity to be part of a progressive business in a beautiful coastal location. If you possess the experience and passion to make this role a success, we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV with cover letter by 28 th October or for further details you can contact Hattie via the same email address or by phone on Mondays, Thursday mornings or Friday mornings on 07788 244 983. Shift Details: Double Day Shift Monday – Thursday 06:00 – 14.00, Friday 06:00 – 12:00 Monday – Thursday 14:00 – 22.00, Friday 12:00 – 18:00 This job was originally posted as