Job Title: Engineering Technician
Pay Rate: £24.18 Per Hour / Inside IR35
Location: Barnard Castle, County Durham
- To provide a comprehensive Engineering service to meet the business and regulatory needs of the department.
- Technical support to product stream and other support areas.
- Support of projects, line improvements, quality, safety & continuous improvement actions.
- Provide support for equipment repairs and continuous running adjustments.
- Ensure work is carried out to GMP standards and in compliance with both company and external standards.
- Day to day breakdown repair cover of production / plant equipment.
- Complete Maintenance activities (Work Orders).
- Support for area projects.
- Support for new product introduction.
- ECC initiation, completion and sign off.
- MERPS activities. Orders, Notifications, Data Maintenance.
- Ordering of machine spares.
- Continuous Improvement, safety & quality actions.
- Equipment upgrades through continuous improvement.
- Day to day support to production.
- Perform line/ machine size/product change overs.
- Operation and maintenance, repair and improvement of a wide range of Manufacture, filling, Inspection and Packaging equipment.
- Technical support for new product introduction, including equipment upgrades, machine improvements etc.
Building services/OS biased
- Building infrastructure specific tasks concerned with, building fabric, electricity, piped services supply, drainage and effluent control.
- Operation & maintenance of Quality water plants.
- Operation & maintenance of HVAC systems.
- Issue authorisation to work and permits to work.
- Issue authorisation to work and permits to work.
- Equipment software management and control
- Unplanned work orders generated.
- Creation & amendment of departments SOP’s
- Live file management and control including updates.
- Performance and review of maintenance tasks on plant & equipment.
- DCF’s completed (updates on MERPS information)
- Supervision of contractors.
- Provide technical support for regulatory audits.
- Rising of UIRs.
- Protocols and project sign off.
- Small project completion
- Engineering Meetings.
- Eng rep at various NPI projects.
- Purchasing spares/services via a planned work order.
- Creation and completion of ECC’s.
- Creation and completion of OQ test protocols.
- Organising contactors.
- Request/approve drawing updates.
- Involvement with rectifying component issues.
- Creation and amendment of critical device rationales.
- PDI visits.
- Liaise with off site agencies and suppliers.
- Creation & completion of IQ/OQ protocols & summary reports.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Engineering Industry recognised apprenticeship (4-5 Year)
- Minimum HNC in Engineering
- Level 3 / 4 OAKS
- Approx 3 years post apprenticeship experience
- Experience of GSK procedures.
- Job specific qualifications
- 4 years engineering apprenticeship..
- Approx 5 years post apprenticeship experience across several departments
- Experience of GSK systems and procedures.
- Department specific training (1-2 years).
- Knowledge and understanding required to maintain and fault find on modern pharmaceutical PLC controlled machinery, robotic technology and technical electronics.
- Full understanding and use of GSK and regulatory practices.
- Involved in problem solving at every level including technically investigating and resolving IPNs, component issues, and safety and compliance issues.
- People issues
- Equipment Breakdowns.
- Software issues.
- Supplier Issues
- Downtime Issues
- Time Management
- Resource planning
- Constant changing of equipment availability
- Lack of spare parts. Long lead times.
- Specialist Help Service Engineers
- Supplier issues
- Short notice requests over time and other cover
- Conflicting requests for work
- Short time scales
- IPN Issues
- Safety Issues
- Quality Issues.
- Energy saving issues.
- Out of hours breakdowns. (Giving instructions over telephone)
- Logically approach problem.
- Assess any safety implications.
- Remedy problems using training experience and people skills. Consult with TM as required.
- Technical advice from equipment manufactures and service personnel.
- Prioritise in order of importance.
- Re-schedule none urgent work.
- Inform relevant staff and managers of problem, issues and expected time to resolve.
- Delegate tasks to those that can complete them.
- Front line problem solving to completion.
- Liaising with outside and internal experts.
- Root cause analysis to prevent problems from re occurring.
- Communication across the teams to highlight problems and cures.
- Following investigation , complete breakdown report for future reference.
- Reorder any spares used.
- Responsible for self.
- Responsible for the safety of other during certain circumstances.
- Assist/coach/advise production/engineering staff.
- Advise Team Manager of issues/shortfalls/solutions/abilities etc
- Influence project teams on technical issues with equipment/plant.
- Co ordinate different departmental activities during area shutdown.
- Communication links with internal and external contract staff.
- Safety of self and others.
- Take the lead regarding line/machinery improvements
- Responsible for the upkeep of live files and other compliance related documentation
- Ensure adequate supplies of spares.
- Regularly stand in for Senior Technicians and take charge of Technician teams which includes co-ordination of work loads, scheduling maintenance and unplanned maintenance etc.
- Share the lead during Technicians shift handover meetings etc.
- Responsible for service engineers, contract staff and some production staff during projects e.g. service engineers must have an understanding of GSK WOW, permit to work, changing procedures, SOPs etc.
- Organise work schedules for service engineers, contract staff and some production staff during projects.
- Train apprentices
PLANNING AND ORGANISING
- Plan and agree own workloads including projects by consulting with Team Managers, Planners, Project Engineers and Contractors.
- Prioritise own workload in line with the needs of the business.
- Liaising with production to complete maintenance / improvement.
- Input information into production/equipment schedules.
- Liaising with external contractor to complete maintenance / improvement.
- Liaising with other departments on site to organise meeting and schedule machine/plant and staff availability.
- Providing out of hours cover for engineering activities.
- Organising and managing shutdown activities.
- Planning equipment downtime to complete engineering activities.
SYSTEMS AND IT
- Edoc Author of SOP’s
- OLLIE Basic training guide for MERPS
- Internet Fact finding
- Excel Spreadsheets, Matrix, Data manipulation. ECC tracker
- Word Reports, Memos, IPN’s, Engineers secure docs.
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Project 2000 Planning.
- IQ/OP/PQ Projects.
- Live Files Validation.
- SAP/MERPS Engineering Data amender, Procurement and Finance information.
- Same Time Communication.
- Lotus Notes Communication.
- PELs Manual completion of Documentation
- Job Cards Manual completion of Documentation
- SOP’s Reading and recording.
- Isolation procedures.
- Vision systems Utilise to improve the business
- Train, embrace and effectively utilise/use new technology and machine control systems.
- Provide support and technical experience
- Wearing production garments eg: Aseptic areas
- Wearing specialist PPE that restricts movement. Chemical suits, dust masks etc.
- Roof voids hot in summer
- Equipment voids small, cramped and warm all year
- (All voids can present abnormal conditions).
- Sterile area during shutdown becomes extremely warm and very uncomfortable to spend long hours working in.
- Occasional physical jobs requiring lifting, working in awkward places and areas that suffer from temperature and humidity extremes.
- Occasional lone working
Building services /OS Biased
- Working alone, sometimes only member on site.
- Working in confined spaces, effluent pits & drains.
- Hygiene risks, effluent pits & drains.