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ThermoFisher Scientific Shift Engineer in Covingham, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Description

Business Job Title: Shift Engineer

Job Profile Title (Internal title): Engineer II, Manufacturing Engineering

Direct Report To: Engineering Manager

Career Band: 5

Group/Division: PSG/Drug Product Division

Location: UK – Swindon – Kingfisher Drive

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit


In this role you will be participating a wide range of maintenance engineering activities throughout our production footprint. You will engage with colleagues at multiple levels and from several subject areas, to work together to ensure we deliver an exciting and robust production facility to our clients!

You will take part and take accountability for maintenance activities (planned and unplanned), utilising operational excellence and continuous improvement activities. With the aim of improving equipment reliability and ensuring minimal equipment downtime.


  • During maintenance incidents, you will effectively engage problem solving and lean manufacturing techniques. Identifying the true root cause of the issue – and implement the corrective actions. Wider, we will drive improvements across the maintenance team to improve efficiency, hold high standards of 5S, eliminating or reducing waste and/or non-value add activities. This gives you the opportunity to actively participating in upgrading and improving equipment or engaging in projects.

  • The team will complete important documentation, including highlighting errors or bad practices and making suggestions for improvements. Leading the progression of documentation (e.g. Change Controls, Validation documents, etc) through to completion.

  • Utilising external resource where appropriate, you will acquire services/components. Generating, completing (with approvals) the appropriate documentation (e.g. Purchase Orders, spares requests, quotations, etc).

  • You will have awareness of, and control spares in an efficient manner.

  • Holding accountability and responsibility for ensuring all personal activities are reliably closed on time, against agreed targets (e.g. PPM, Deviations, Change Controls, Training, etc). Where required, you will complete training to ensure a current aseptic license is kept up to date.

  • You will write clear and accurate maintenance instructions. Where appropriate you will assist with the organising and delivering of training and / or instruction of engineering and non-engineering staff.

  • On occasion, providing cover for team members, including Technical Specialists and Engineering Coordinators as defined (e.g., point of contact).


For this role is it important to understand emergency procedures and follow safe systems of work. There is an expectation you will ensure compliance with EHS and security policies and procedures, rules, signage and instructions at all times. In addition, you will conduct timely reporting and support investigation of all accidents, near misses and breaches of rules.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

We are searching for a multi-skilled engineer with a good understanding of electrical control and automated systems. At a standard of technical skills of HND level or higher and be able to demonstrate your expertise of working within a manufacturing environment. As a proactive and logical person, you can use problem solving, utilising the companies lean philosophies.

In your role we will support you to demonstrate you have the skill to perform to the standards required to obtain an aseptic license. The ability to work to critical timelines and effective interpersonal skills are key to high level performance in this position! As we work within a GMP environment, alignment to these standards is critical.

Does this sound like the perfect match for your skills and experience? If you're looking for a great opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.

Thermo Fisher offer an extensive range of flexible benefits. These include (but are not limited to), Pension, Healthcare Cover and Flexible holidays.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.