Job Title: Reliability Engineer
Career Band: 6
Position Location: Basingstoke
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science – we have revenues of more than $24 billion, a track record of stability and consistent growth, and approximately 75,000 employees.
Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity.
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher, you’ll do important work that supports a powerful mission.
About the location:
Our Basingstoke site incorporates a range of facilities, including specialist manufacturing, laboratories and a new logistics centre. Products manufactured onsite including culture media, anti-microbial susceptibility tests and freeze-dried supplements. These products are used to diagnose disease, determine antibiotic treatment plans and ensure food samples are free from contamination.
We have circa 450 employees based at this location.
In the role of Reliability Engineer / Maintenance Improvement Engineer, you will own the continuous improvement program within the site engineering team, along with being responsible for compliance with both EHS & Quality for site, company & legislative systems.
You will be a part of the Basingstoke Production Leadership team and will drive improvements in performance, to deliver superior customer service, safely and compliantly.
Your key responsibilities will include:
Identifying, developing and implementing safety processes and systems to meet site, corporate and regulatory requirements including PSSR2000, LOLER1998, PUWER1998, CDM2015
Ensure that Safe Systems of Work are In Place and promote safe working through coaching staff and the use of hazard observation system
Overall management and co-ordination of departmental compliance including investigating non-conformances / deviations, CAPA and audit findings (internal and external)
Quantify, escalate and mitigate risks in a timely manner.
Management and co-ordination of site/department shutdowns – engaging with site planning team and stakeholders to ensure downtime is pre-booked and business impact is minimised.
Ownership of actions as part of daily tier process where performance is not at the expected level.
Demonstrate the use of appropriate problem-solving tools (Root Cause Counter Measure) working collaboratively with engineering teams, peer group & wider site.
Develop and sustain a planned maintenance program appropriate to the site needs
Management and ownership of engineering root cause counter-measure programme moving towards a zero repeat breakdown culture.
Identify waste in maintenance systems and processes, implementing corrective actions to eliminate.
Practical Performance Improvement culture (PPI) fully in place and promoted, problem solving (RCCM) and Kaizen activities to deliver resolution to worthy business problems.
Working effectively with your peer group to ensure process improvements are introduced safely and compliantly, demonstrating value in the eyes of your customer.
Deputise for Site Maintenance Manager where required
We’re looking for someone who has/is:
Experienced working in an engineering role within a heavily regulated manufacturing setting – such as pharmaceutical, medical devices, FMCG, food production
A continuous improvement mindset, with experience of practical application of LEAN manufacturing tools and techniques, within a production environment
Understanding of health and safety legislation and its practical application in the workplace
Degree or qualifications in Engineering
What’s in it for you:
Competitive base salary
Free on-site car parking
Competitive contributory pension
Private medical insurance
With Thermo Fisher Scientific, it’s not just a career. It’s a chance to realise your best – professionally and personally.