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Technical Operations Engineer

Major Duties and Responsibilities

•Ensuring the safe, reliable and efficient operation of equipment.

• Promoting and leading a strong positive safety culture.

• Leading Factory Acceptance Testing of new equipment (NB The post holder must be willing to work away from home for short periods).

• Providing machine specific training to production operators. Including producing training plans, writing procedures, and providing in person training.

• Undertaking continuous improvement initiatives to increase equipment availability and process efficiency.

• Leading / supporting the introduction and validation of new equipment, products and packaging materials.

• Assess new product packaging requirements for compatibility with existing production equipment.

• Analysing equipment failures / breakdowns and identify and implementing appropriate improvements to equipment to reduce their occurrence.

• Participation in activities / projects as a subject matter expert.

• Supporting activities to meet company / departmental targets and goals.

• Management of contractors and project budgets.

• Raising change controls and managing actions arising from them.

• Conducting PUWER / safety assessments on equipment.


• A good understanding of the engineering principles underpinning key manufacturing systems.

• Experience of working in a GMP pharmaceutical environment or other similarly regulated industry.

• Excellent technical writing and communication skills with extensive experience of writing validation documentation and SOP’s.

• Experience of contractor management.

• The post holder must also be self-motivated with the ability to quickly learn and understand business processes and technologies.

Knowledge and Experience

• Typical Years of Experience- 0-5 years, 5-10 years

• Minimum Expected Education- Degree in a Science or Engineering discipline (or equivalent),Health and Safety Qualification.

•Additional Information- Previous experience in a similar role would be highly desirable, A relevant qualification in Health and Safety would be highly desirable.

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