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As a leading international clinical and commercial manufacturer of biologics and pharmaceuticals, Cobra Biologics offers a broad range of integrated and stand-alone development services, stretching from cell line development through to the commercial supply of investigational medicinal products. We take pride in manufacturing excellence and being a trusted provider, delivering what we promise and helping our customers to develop drugs for the benefit of patients.

We are currently looking to recruit a Maintenance Engineer. This positon reports to the Facilities Manager. The Maintenance Engineer will ensure that all maintenance activities are completed timeously, in line with Health and Safety expectations and cGMP requirements. The objective of the maintenance is to ensure that manufacturing schedules are maintained and that the manufacturing effort is compliant. 

The main duties will include:-

  • Ensuring plant and utilities are operating to specified parameters
  • Managing and / or performing planned mechanical, electrical and instrumentation maintenance and safety checks
  • Managing and / or performing daily checks on plant equipment
  • Carrying out frequent system walkthroughs and reporting system status
  • Ensuring all work is carried out safely and is in compliance with cGMPs, Good Engineering Practices (GEP), and with the appropriate statutory regulations
  • Ensuring all documents are updated and reflect the “as built, and “as operated” status
  • Managing external contractors
  • Managing shutdown operations at the Keele facility
  • Managing and / or performing minor repairs to building fabric

Ideal candidates for the role will possess a BTEC in mechanical/electrical engineering or equivalent qualification. He/She should have relevant industrial experience and a broad knowledge of pharmaceutical systems. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.

The role will involve working with all levels of internal personnel and external contractors and suppliers. Individuals should have a flexible approach to work and be willing to attend out of hours call-outs.

A thorough Knowledge of cGMP and impact of plant operations on maintaining cGMP compliance is also desirable.

Applications should be sent in writing stating the appropriate reference number with full C.V. and current salary details to: – Marie Cusworth, HR Administrator

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