Shift Services Technician

Shift Services Technician

Job Title: Shift Services Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: £16,500 + 15% Shift + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15903a ST
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 04, 2018 10:08

Job Description

We are looking for a hard-working, energetic individual with great people skills, to support a Pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Worthing, West Sussex. Are you looking for a busy, varied role? Do you have experience in factory / production / hospital / supermarket / warehouse areas, preferably in a regulated clean room environment? Do you take real pride in your work? If you can answer YES to these questions, this is a great career opportunity for you!

This is a permanent position a salary of £16,500, plus 15% shift allowance for 6am-2pm / 1pm-9pm shifts, so your total pay will be £18,975. The company also offers an excellent benefits package (see below).

Following strict regulations, you will assist with preparing, cleaning and sterilising equipment, stock control, waste disposal, laundry and other site services across manufacturing, packaging and warehouse areas, giving you a lot of variety and keeping you busy throughout the day.

The Role
This is a unique position that supports the GMP-regulated production of liquid vaccines. You will service and support all production and manufacturing areas and your duties will be split across different service areas. Completing documentation throughout your day, to ensure that there is always a clear audit trail, you will undertake a range of duties to support the production areas. These duties could include: 

  • Preparing components and equipment prior to sterilisation
  • Cleaning and disinfecting classified areas
  • Ensuring that the stock of laundry and consumables are available for production and manufacturing areas
  • Sterilising equipment using autoclaves and other processes (full training will be given)
  • Assisting with waste disposal
  • Contributing to GMP documentation and ensuring that GMP is followed at all times
  • Maintaining compliance to Health & Safety guidelines
  • Operating and emptying autoclaves, VHPs (Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide) and oven chambers
  • Getting involved in some mechanical operations

You may, on occasion, assist with deliveries between three different buildings / warehouse areas, checking the correctness of all items and ensuring that you manage your time effectively to meet specific deadlines. While some lifting may be required, this is not a “heavy lifting” role.

This is a position that can get very busy at times and it is essential that you can work methodically and stay organised throughout the day.

The Company
A pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company who develop and manufacture liquid vaccines under strictly controlled sterile conditions. This vacancy has arisen at their main site in Worthing, West Sussex. There are around 270 employees and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing development. They manufacture a range of drug products and have very strictly regulated GMP clean room and aseptic production areas.

In addition to a salary of £16,500 + 15% shift allowance, the company offers a generous benefits package including pension, private healthcare, life insurance and discretionary (non-contractual) annual bonus. The company is well known in the local area for its positive, buzzing atmosphere, variety of work and opportunities for career progression.

The successful candidate will be a versatile, hard-working individual, preferably with some experience from a regulated Production, Manufacturing, Warehouse, Hospital or Services environment. You must be able to perform a range of manual duties, including unloading vans. You must be able to work in a methodical, clean and tidy way and follow strict guidelines, with a strong attention to detail and the ability to get on well with people all levels. Previous GMP Pharmaceutical experience (GSK, Novartis, Pfizer, Wyeth, Fisher, Custom, Teva etc) will be helpful, but we will consider people from a variety of settings including Food Production, Hospital, FMCG, Medical Device, Diagnostics, Electronics and other production / warehouse settings.