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Shift Engineering Technician

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

basingstoke, uk
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

Job Description

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do exciting work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Working as part of our Microbiology Division (MBD), within the Specialty Diagnostics Group, you’ll play an active part in helping us to achieve our mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. The Microbiology Division discovers microbiological solutions for the diagnosis of infectious disease and detection of bacterial contamination. We serve public health, clinical laboratories, food companies, environmental screening and pharmaceutical laboratories with a portfolio of products that include culture media, antimicrobial susceptibility testing solutions and market-leading molecular solutions for food safety testing.

Responsible for providing ‘hands on’ engineering support to the Manufacturing, Facilities/Utilities and Lab functions whilst adhering to the site Safety and Quality procedures.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide support to Manufacturing Engineers , Facility/Utilities and Labs for repairs and maintenance.
  • Routine preventative maintenance requirements and optimisation for manufacturing, facility and labs to maximise plant uptime.
  • Routine instrumentation calibration and adjustment across the facility, whilst maintaining validated specifications and limits.
  • Development of preventative maintenance and calibration activities in conjunction with plant improvements and improved ways of working.
  • Supporting where required specialised contractors carrying out routine and reactive maintenance tasks.
  • Solving faults and failures in processing equipment including identification of corrective actions linked to unplanned engineering breakdowns impacting safety, service and product quality.
  • Repair of faulty manufacturing, facilities and lab machinery and equipment throughout the site as required.
  • Alignment to site spare parts and materials control, ensuring issuance and new supply information is accurate. Provide cover for all aspects of site support as defined within local procedures.
  • Full participation and promote site EHS programs covering PUWER, risk and manual handling assessments and investigations.
  • Collaborate with Project Teams for commissioning of new equipment/processes and the set up of planned preventative maintenance.
  • Ensuring that all interactions and engagements are carried out with the highest ethical and professional standards and that all work is accomplished with quality and in accordance.
  • Support manufacturing work patterns as required.

Education and Experience

  • Technical trade certificate/apprenticeship/traineeship
  • Understanding of Quality systems such as site incident reporting, change control and corrective/preventative actions (CAPA).
  • Experienced engineer with extensive industry experience, who is conversant in all areas of required trades.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Proactive, logical approach to problem solving utilising lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Able to work to critical timelines and make independent judgement.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills; able to provide clear and concise communications

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.