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Manufacturing Process Engineer

  • Job reference: 928214
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 16/10/2019

Orion Group Sciences are looking for a Manufacturing Process Engineer for our multinational medical devices client based in the Lancashire area on an initial 6-month contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose
Technical specialist for the Liquids & Final Pack Value Stream.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Process review and optimisation of specified process area/s
  • To input into new product development, to ensure timely introduction into production and that they are operationally cost effective
  • Initiation / completion of deviations, remedial actions, CAPA's and other quality system documentation
  • Undertake pFMEA reviews for the areas
  • Adhere to the Change Control and Design Control requirements
  • Control and direct manufacturing validation effort for existing and new processes
  • Active member of multifunctional process and production improvement team
  • Application of world class manufacturing tools and techniques (Lean, ME2) within aligned process areas
  • Problem identification and resolution to root cause
  • Responsible for Waste reduction in area
  • Actively drives process improvement projects to achieve OEE targets for area of responsibility
  • Leadership and coordination of onsite Process Excellence initiatives and activities including certification, re-certification and promotion of PE awareness on site
  • Input into machinery purchases, investigating new technologies for existing processes
  • To follow and promote Company, HS&E and Quality standards to enable the site to achieve and maintain excellent results
  • To liaise with outside contractors whilst leading projects from conception to commissioning and handover
  • To ensure that processes are robust and as efficient and effective as possible
  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in compliance with all regulations and laws governing business and quality operations (FDA / GMP / BSI / ISO, etc.)
  • Responsible for ensuring company compliance with all local, national, international and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance
  • Accountable for HSE compliance for their area of responsibility
  • Management of own workload and ability to work independently using own initiative
  • Must have an understanding of budget control & project management
  • Able to work in an ambiguous environment; and able to manage conflicting objectives and priorities
  • Will be required to make difficult decisions on prioritization and risks of technical solutions to product issues; on future processes, interfaces and procedures for optimal support of operations

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Technical degree in related discipline (Engineering/Science/Chemical) preferred
  • Minimum HND in related discipline
  • Minimum of two years' experience within same or similar industry
  • Ideally certified to Green Belt standard
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in engineering / process engineering preferably in a medical devices / pharmaceutical environment
  • Proven track record of installing / validating new equipment and processes in a highly regulated environment
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to deliver business benefit
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and to budget
  • Able to demonstrate process, equipment improvements and waste reduction savings
  • Use of Microsoft tools
  • Use of KPIs to improve business performance
  • Ability to communicate and co-operate effectively at appropriate levels both orally and written
  • Lean Black Belt
  • The role requires an enquiring and perceptive individual who is understanding of the needsof the teams and projects which they are assigned to.
  • Knowledge of IQ,OQ, PQ
  • Understands and applies HR policies and systems
  • Knowledge of PEx , ME2 and Lean principles
  • Knowledge of pFMEAs and BS EN ISO 14971: 2012
  • Knowledge of Business Continuity Process and capable to lead fault finding processes
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems
  • Understanding of the CapEx process
  • Occasional working outside contractual hours of work
  • Aptitude for implementation of CI principals
  • Positive attitude
  • Mature and persuasive
  • Ability to quickly comprehend complex issues

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.