Pharmaceutical Operator Specialist I Abingdon 2024

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DEADLINE 12th April 2024
£22,000 with shift allowance of £8,196

Aptuit is a member company of Evotec, a global Pharmaceutical business. Evotec covers all activities from target-to-clinic to meet the industry’s need for innovation and efficiency in drug discovery and development. The Company has established a unique position by assembling top-class scientific experts and integrating state-of-the-art technologies as well as substantial experience and expertise in key therapeutic areas including neuronal diseases, diabetes and complications of diabetes, pain and inflammation, oncology, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases and fibrosis.

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We currently have a number of openings within our Pilot Plant for shift working Pharmaceutical Operator Specialists.

Whether you are an experienced plant operator, or you have just graduated in a chemistry-related discipline, this could be the opportunity you are looking for. Our pilot plant has the capability to produce a range of different products (both developmental and commercial) at large scale, making this role an exciting opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to use a variety of equipment, running multiple chemical syntheses on plant, many of which haven’t been done at scale before.

This is a permanent position starting ASAP, working 12-hour shifts (days and nights).

Role & responsibilities

  • Operate the pilot plant reactors and ancillary equipment following all current procedures (IOPs, BPGs, etc.) to maintain high standards of safety, housekeeping, hygiene and quality.
  • Ensure written instruction/directions are followed correctly.
  • Notify your supervisor or Manager immediately of any irregularities so that corrective actions can be planned and implemented.
  • Promptly and accurately complete documents as directed and record all irregularities.
  • Support environmental monitoring and report/record information.
  • Carry out routine maintenance and re-configuration of reaction vessels and ancillary equipment to ensure production is carried out in a timely and safe manner, complying with Health and Safety obligations.
  • Participate fully and diligently in all training schemes.
  • Participate fully and diligently in project schemes to support continuous improvement in working practices.

Skills & qualifications

  • Qualification in Chemistry, or other related discipline, advantageous.
  • Awareness of cGMP, regulatory aspects and pharmaceutical regulations desirable.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization.
  • Able to interact effectively and positively with internal customers.
  • Able to work on your own and as part of a team.
  • Good time management and prioritization capabilities.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Flexible and adaptable with an open-minded view and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong sense of accountability for the outcome.
  • Contribute to shift handovers.
  • Liaise between production management, chemists and other departments.
  • IT literate with strong Microsoft Office skills.

We can offer in return

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays & an additional 1 day for each year completed up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Private Health Insurance for you, your partner/family under the company scheme
  • Private Dental Care Scheme
  • Health Insurance providing 75% of base salary after a qualifying period
  • Wellbeing support 24/7 and counselling services
  • Excellent career progression opportunities within the company; we have an excellent training and support and continuing professional development opportunities
  • Eligibility to participate in the Company Bonus Scheme (This is a discretionary benefit)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme, team and annual company events, recognition awards and many more!

Other benefits include

  • Free onsite parking
  • Restaurant which is highly subsidised
  • Great transport links from Oxford and the surrounding area's as well as a shuttle bus service from Didcot train station
  • Milton Park also offer’s great cycling, running & walking routes as well as annual events.

Additional information

Salary: Starting from £22,000 with shift allowance of £8,196. Plus annual bonus and annual merit review

Hours: 12-hour shifts (days and nights) including paid breaks (90 minutes).

Shift Pattern: 42 hours per week on average.

28-day shift pattern cycle:

  • week 1: 2 dayshifts, 2 nightshifts, 3 days off
  • week 2: 2 days off, 2 dayshifts, 3 nightshifts
  • week 2: 4 days off, 3 dayshifts
  • week 4: 2 nightshifts, 5 days off

Then repeats.

Apply now

Please upload your up-to-date CV and covering letter to Workday via our website, careers page.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Lisa Powell –

DEADLINE 12th April 2024