Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hereford, Herefordshire
Industry: Pharmaceutical
Reference: HQ00003104_1582537660
Contact Name: Carla White
Contact Email:
Job Published: 24 February 2020
Job Description

Electrical Engineer
Competitive pay rates for the area.

Rotational shift pattern:

Shift A: 05.50 14.00 (Monday to Thursday) 05.50 -13.10 (Friday)
Shift B: 13.50 22.00 (Monday to Thursday), 13.00 20.20 (Friday)
Nights: 22.40 06.00 (Sunday), 21.50 06.00 (Monday to Thursday) (Night shift)

Main purpose of job:

*Responsible for ensuring machine change over's, stoppages and breakdowns are undertaken in a timely manner to targets and with minimum disruption to production schedules.

*Undertake planned routine maintenance and maintain schedules ensuring that all equipment and plant are able to operate safely, efficiently, and in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

*Fault find to an expert level on Electrical and Mechanical systems.

*Implement continuous improvements on equipment and carry out to a high standard within GMP guidelines.


Ensure that maintenance areas and equipment are kept in a clean, tidy and secure state (including storage areas).
Adherence and recording of defined routine maintenance schedules; covering all equipment and plant.
Rapid and flexible attention to all breakdowns/stoppages to minimise loss of production, liaising with Engineering Supervisor and Operational Engineering Manager.
Advise Engineering Supervisor and Operational Engineering Manager of any machine or plant which requires major repair or maintenance.
Highlight potential areas for improvement within Production area regarding equipment or procedural changes.
Liaise with Production on identifying areas for continuous improvement and implement changes using correct change procedure.
Strip down, cleaning and reassembling of production equipment as per routine maintenance schedules.
Perform machine set ups and changeovers to target times as required in line with production requirements.
To actively assist in looking at ways to improve changeover times by procedure and method.
Ensure the timely and accurate completion of all documentation and paperwork such as tooling logs, setting sheets, on line working sheets, PPM sheets.
Improve and maintain the levels of current Good Manufacturing Practice.
Assist with the training of colleagues as required.
The use of workshop equipment to manufacture piece parts and repair as required.
Assist with projects on trials, and new product introductions as required.
Take care of your own health and safety and that of people who may be affected by what you do (or do not do). Co-operate with others on health and safety, and not interfere with, or misuse, anything provided for your health, safety or welfare.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Completed an appropriate recognised apprenticeship in an Electrical Engineering discipline, or proven relevant experience in an industrial maintenance environment.
Relevant Experience in PLC systems with basic programming
Good mechanical appreciation
Previous Electrical Maintenance experience within a fast paced manufacturing environment would be highly desirable.
Good Engineering practice
Conversant in the use of hand tools and operating workshop equipment
Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Attention to detail
Analytical problem solving
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent organisational skills
Good fault finding skills

Broad knowledge of:

Electrical systems
Pneumatic systems
Mechanical systems
Hydraulic systems
Working in a pharmaceutical environment

Education & Qualification:

BTEC ONC/HNC in Electrical Engineering discipline or equivalent
NVQ level3 in Mechanical Maintenance or equivalent

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