Plant Technician - Ref5864

Ref 05864

PositionPermanent
LocationAbingdon
SalaryOn request
ContactRobert Creer

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Plant Technician
Abingdon

Aptuit, an Evotec company, is enjoying a period of organic growth. With the increase in sales and the expansion of the business, a technician is required to support the operation of the pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities by performing essential daily/weekly tasks and contributing to ongoing optimisation and efficiency programs. The role is full-time and based at our facility on Milton Park near Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, adaptable, resilient and methodical. Good organisational skills will be required as part of the role involves running the stores area.

Good communication skills are also vital as the role will involve updating the current Shift Manager/Shift Supervisor and liaising with Warehouse staff to ensure stocks and consumables are available and other support tasks completed. Full training and a specifically tailored development program will be provided.

The role is ideal for a candidate who wants to take ownership of multiple activities and improvement opportunities, fully supported by an operational and managerial team.


Role responsibilities:

Ensure that plant safety is maintained and safety procedures are adhered to.
Ensure operational procedures are followed.
Identify and suggest areas where improvements can be made. Participate fully and diligently in project schemes to support continuous improvement.
Manage the equipment spare parts area and its replenishment strategy.
Complete and review logbooks and relevant documentation promptly and accurately.
Plan and execute your own schedule, to ensure that daily tasks around the plant are completed, including equipment calibrations, housekeeping and maintaining stocks of consumable items.
Perform preventative maintenance of equipment such as vacuum pumps, thermal control units, gas detectors.
Checking/sampling/adjusting systems such as purified water generator, wet scrubbers, dosing tanks, carbon adsorption units.

Skills and Qualifications:

Excellent communicator, able to liaise between different departments.
Demonstrated successful planning and organizational skills.
Excellent time management and prioritisation capabilities. Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Experience of lean methodologies, e.g. Kanban systems, and in GxP environments would be beneficial.
Able to work effectively and efficiently on your own or as part of a team.
Strong sense of accountability for the outcome.
IT literate with good Microsoft Office skills.
Previous experience in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry desirable.

The role will report to the Senior Manager, API



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