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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Engineering Technician (18-month Secondment / Fixed Term Contract (FTC))



Full Time

On Site


Ware, Massachusetts, United States

Site Name: UK - Hertfordshire - Ware
Posted Date: Mar 3 2023

GSK’s Ware Site is one of the key manufacturing centers for GSK, manufacturing medicines and supplying globally. We are looking for Engineering Technicians to join our team providing engineering expertise within production and in building-services.

Engineering Technicians work in a team (managed by an engineer on shift) to support the highly skilled, diverse teams across production, quality, and technical functions within the site. Engineering Technicians conduct a wide range of engineering maintenance, calibrations, physical interventions and repair activities.

As an Engineering Technician your tasks include;

• Fault finding, problem solving and breakdown resolution

• Maintenance activities on tablet production and utilities equipment

• Continuous improvement of production and utilities equipment and processes

• Completion of statutory inspections eg ATEX, zero access, LOTO

• Liaising with cross functional teams Quality Validation Site operations

• Calibration of critical process equipment

PLEASE NOTE – Shift Pattern: This role operates on a Double-Days shift pattern; 6:00 to 14:00 (earlies) & 14:00 to 10:00 (lates). This shift alternates 1-week on earlies and 1-week on lates.

Fixed Term Contract (FTC): This position is currently for circa 18-months.

About You:

Relevant engineering qualifications and / or experience is required (eg; EngTech Status, Engineering Apprenticeship in Mechanical, Electrical, Automation, Instrumentation or related electromechanical subjects). A good standard of numeracy and literacy is essential.

You will be a willing learner and a good communicator. Ideally you would have worked in a highly regulated industry, but this is not essential. Good verbal, written and computer communication skill are needed and you must be able to work within a team and follow standard processes.

We are particularly interested in applicants with hands-on experience in the following areas:

• Calibration

• Automation (the site standard is Siemens / Rockwell)

• Electrical

• Mechanical

• Pneumatics

• Instrumentation

• Process control

About Ware Site:

Medicines at Ware are presented as either Respiratory devices or in Oral Solid Dose form. The site holds a unique position in our network as the only site responsible for launching the company’s pipeline, many of which are life-saving medicines.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Friday 17th of March 2023 (COB).

When applying for this role, please use your CV to describe how you meet the proficiencies for this role.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience (eg; Engineering Apprenticeship with an industrial focus. Preferably an HNC / HND Level qualification.)
  • Applicants without an HNC level qualification need to have EngTech status (have completed an engineering apprenticeship).
  • A good standard of numeracy and literacy

About GSK:

GSK has changed. In July 2022, we demerged our world-leading consumer healthcare business, Haleon. We are now a fully focused biopharma company. We prioritise innovation in vaccines and specialty medicines, maximising the increasing opportunities to prevent and treat disease. At the heart of this is our R&D focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies, and our world-leading capabilities in vaccines and medicines development. For more information on GSK please refer to our website: [Register to View]

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

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