Support/Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical Bias or Multi-Skilled)

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    Operations, Engineering

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    over 1 year ago

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World Leader in Blood Glucose Monitoring, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures glucose monitoring systems for use in both home and hospital settings. Our manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Witney produces products under the Freestyle brand that must meet stringent Worldwide quality standards and regulations.

As a result of strong business growth, industry-leading product development in the biosensor business and a long-term commitment to high volume manufacturing in Witney. We have opportunities for mechanically biased multi-skilled Support Engineers to join our Operations Group, supporting manufacturing operations across our business.

The role of the Support Engineer is to provide first class customer support to the Operations team. This is achieved by performing Preventive Maintenance activities, responding effectively to breakdowns, monitoring equipment performance and providing valuable input to help maintain process yields and efficiencies. Our Support Engineers also provide assistance to the Projects Team in implementing changes to equipment.

Working in a clean room or controlled environment, you will provide technical expertise to fault find, maintain and continually improve bespoke automated equipment and processes.

Our current vacancies span our shift patterns, with positions available as follows:

4 on 4 off Days and Nights rotating

To be successful, you will need experience of Engineering within a manufacturing environment, specifically experience and skills in set-up of precision assemblies, the use of machine tools, fault finding and problem solving. You will also need to be able to demonstrate a track record of accomplishing your objectives, working proactively, and managing your own time effectively. Continuous Improvement is an important part of our site’s culture, so you will also have the opportunity to propose and contribute to initiatives and projects that improve our operations.

Experience with any of the following would be an advantage, but is not essential as, due to the bespoke nature of our equipment, in-house training will be given:

  • Laser cutting & marking
  • Micro fluid deposition
  • Vision systems
  • Working in a regulated industry (e.g. pharma, medical device)

You will need to have completed a recognised Engineering apprenticeship or have a higher education qualification (such as a ONC, HNC, HND or degree) in a related subject.

You will also be required to demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with your peers and other departments and to maintain a high standard of record keeping as required by our stringent quality systems.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a valued member our highly skilled Engineering team working with brand new state-of-the-art automation in a fast-growing area of our business. Engineering skill is key to us, with members working in areas including projects, process, production, systems, software, R&D and machine vision.

As you’d expect from an innovative global health care company, we offer a competitive range of benefits including excellent salaries (plus shift allowance), a class-leading defined contribution pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, subsidised canteen and a flexible benefits scheme.