Engineering Lead

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Engineering Lead

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An expansive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

Our Operations team has a big ambition: to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. We are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth for AstraZeneca and to make people's lives better.

We are now recruiting an Engineering Lead to lead a team of professionals maintaining and improving over 20 Assets across our Global Packing Centre and Tablet Manufacturing Facility. This role provides strategic leadership, drives innovation and provides technical and project direction.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead the development and implementation of an engineering strategy to ensure compliance with regulatory, legal and company standards whilst achieving maximum equipment availability and driving continuous improvement. Your strategy will cover the people aspect of the engineering team to meet an ever-evolving digital landscape, using data and insights to improve asset and production performance.

  • You will act as the senior engineer and Duty Holder in the department, providing technical advice to your direct reports and other engineers working temporarily in your area of responsibility to deliver capital projects. You will also manage planning, budgeting, solution development, supplier liaison and contract management.

  • Provide direction and set the standards for our engineering workforce.

  • Drive engineering KPIs that compliment production measures including OEE, mean time between stops, critical spares holding and turnover, absence and training status.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • B Eng Degree in a relevant engineering subject

  • Chartered Engineer status

  • Experience of maintaining secondary packing lines

  • Full and detailed knowledge of relevant Safety, Health & Environment legislation including Safe Systems of Work Full and detailed knowledge of relevant Good Manufacturing Practice legislation including Change Control

  • Capability in developing and implementing business strategy, including maintenance, obsolescence and spares

  • Capital (CAPEX) management

  • Project and change management skills

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience of maintaining Bulk Solid Batch Processing and Tablet / Device Packing Lines

  • Experience of exploitation of digital tools to increase equipment reliability through data analysis

  • Experience of reploying Lean manufacturing systems/methodology including TPM to deliver business benefit

  • Experience working in a Unionised environment.

At AstraZeneca, we are driven by the challenge to stay ahead in rapidly changing markets. We continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve. We foster an encouraging, positive environment where ideas are welcomed and rewarded. If you enjoy working on a complex variety of activities, then this is the place for you.

Are you ready to break new ground and leave a collective legacy? There's no better time to take ownership and reshape the entire ecosystem, from technological advances through to developing more ethical approaches to our work. Apply now to join our Operations team at AstraZenca.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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