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Mechanical Engineer

  • Salary: £156 - £174 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Sector: Mechanical Engineering
  • Date posted: 24/10/2016
  • Job reference: J355850A

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Mechanical Engineer - Holmes Chapel - 4 months

These positions involve shift patterns and are available for day shifts and night shifts, rate dependant on which.

Main purpose of job

  • To provide a professional engineering mechanical technician service, specifically to dismantle and reassemble mechanical components from a pharmaceutical filling machine.
  • To maintain equipment in accordance with the planned schedules and adhering to site and corporate safety standards (additionally identifying parts, further interventions and recommending changes to schedules as required).
  • To undertake technical interventions within a clean room environment, ensuring compliance to schedule, documentation, safety and cGMP.

Job details

  • Works with minimum guidance, alone or as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as necessary.
  • Receives direction from line manager on Maintenance and Engineering standards, compliance and shutdown organisation.
  • Can work in various environmental conditions e.g. clean rooms, roof space, plant rooms etc.
  • In case of emergency can be called to work in other areas of site as directed by supervision within the limit of the individual's engineering skills and knowledge
  • Required to communicate regularly with manufacturing engineers, equipment & packaging manufacturers, spares suppliers, line operators and Site Engineering.


  • Comply with site systems through the frequent use of and full understanding of engineering systems such as drawing management system, maintenance computer system and controlled site documentation (SOP's and RS's)
  • Maintain familiarity with pharmaceutical systems such as change control, validation and EHS procedures to ensure compliance with company and industry requirements.
  • Completion of cGMP documentation (e.g log books, cleaning records) as required.

Dimensions and limits of authority

  • Organises own workload by reference to site systems.
  • Liaises with equipment owners to agree work schedule and priorities.
  • Arranges own tools, spare parts, contribute to permit-to-work, risk assessments and other documentation as necessary to undertake required tasks.
  • Facilitates changes to equipment or maintenance work instructions and maintenance appraisals where necessary to make improvements.
  • Has the ability to stop production due to engineering issues.


  • 2 yrs experience post apprenticeship in an engineering environment within the pharmaceutical or related industry
  • High degree of 'troubleshooting' skills combined with the ability to make decisions and operate with minimum supervision.
  • Strong team player with open communication style
  • Familiarity with PC based systems (e.g. Maximo)
  • High level of health & safety awareness within their environment.


  • Nationally recognised Apprenticeship, or qualifications equivalent to a minimum of NVQ level 3 in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Maintenance.
  • Computer literacy for site systems

If you are interested in this position please submit your CV for consideration or call Slaine Kelly for more information

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