Equipment Maintenance Technician

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Job Details

Darlington, England
£22,000 - £28,400 per annum- dependant on experience
Full-time - Permanent
Science and Engineering
31 Oct 2021 - 23:30
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About CPI

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI has a new opportunity for a multi-disciplined Maintenance Technician to join the growing CPI Maintenance team. The role is based at the newly constructed RNA Centre of Excellence in Darlington

Read about the RNA Centre of Excellence here

The purpose of the Maintenance Technician role is to define and perform the specific tasks required to calibrate, maintain, repair and install equipment. You will also provide hands-on support to maintain andimprove the reliability of CPI equipment. 

The role:

To carry out routine maintenance tasks in line with the agreed schedule, recording all results in the appropriate system and reporting back on any anomalies. Working within GMP areas and guidelines.

To respond in a timely fashion to breakdown conditions and work in such a way as to minimise downtime

To provide maintenance cover throughout the working day and, at times, during out of hours working (extended days and weekends)

To ensure that spare parts required for the maintenance activities are controlled and ordered in a timescale appropriate to maintaining the toolset uptime. Comply with the internal and external regulatory environment such as procurement, maintaining records, traceability and confidentiality.

To ensure all relevant personnel are kept informed of progress or proposed changes on their own maintenance operations so as to minimise the impact on the processes being operated on that particular tool.

To be responsible for their own continuous professional development. Gradually put into practice skills and competencies learned both on and off the job and share professional knowledge with colleagues.

To identify and understand the requirements of internal and external customers and use creative thinking and problem solving to challenge assumptions, innovate, make new proposals and build on existing ideas.

To contribute to the development of specific technical projects and have a working knowledge of project management procedures; set up, planning and execution. To report results within agreed timescales with the support of colleagues. 

To contribute to a culture of continuous performance improvement within the technical environment in alignment with company strategy and project deliverables.

To work in a safe and efficient manner with due regard to the SHE rules and policies on the CPI site and be responsible for general housekeeping for the area they are working within

The person we are seeking

It is essential you are educated to HNC level (or equivalent) in a technical subject.

Previous experience in the Pharmaceutical sector would be a distinct advantage.

Have hands-on craft skills with the ability to use hand and power tools in the pursuit of maintenance activities.

The ability to interpret engineering diagrams, schematics and PID’s.

Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to logically trace faults to their root cause and identify steps to repair the problem.

Proven ability to communicate effectively using a full range of communication skills language; With the ability to discuss the work across a number of functional areas to ensure the end-users are aware of the maintenance/​repair work being completed and thus infer the impact on their operations

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 33 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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