Cut Check Weigh Operators

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Cut Check Weigh Operators - Fixed Term Contract

Location: Macclesfield

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Opening date: 16/11/2022

Closing date: 11/12/2022

AstraZeneca is a place built on innovation and creativity. Where different views and perspectives are encouraged and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve.

Macclesfield is one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a phenomenal environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day!

In Operations, we have a big ambition – to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out of the box thinking.


We are now recruiting for Cut Check Weigh Operators upon one of our Sterile Production Plants based at Macclesfield campus where we manufacture one of our oncology products. Work in a highly regulated environment, ensuring compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE), current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), and AstraZeneca standards at all times.

  • Key tasks include; set up and operation of specific operating equipment, operation of weighing/counting balances and Performing Hatch Transfers of consumables, components and various equipment.
  • Responsible for performing minor interventions and participating in major interventions.
  • Regularly perform cleaning operations of general APA and White Area locations, conduct equipment performance, environmental and personal monitoring.
  • Following standard operating procedures (SOP's) and adhering to strict Aseptic Practices whilst performing complex manufacturing processes.
  • Completing paper and electronic documentation ensuring your work is 100% right first time.
  • Supporting problem solving activities to resolve equipment/product quality issues.
  • Collating data from your work area and participating as a team member in improvement projects
  • Working effectively as a member of the team to ensure that good communication is maintained across the various teams and shift

Cut-Check-Weighing Tasks include:

  • Product Inspection
  • Manual Assembly of QC samples in syringes
  • Archiving of electronic records
  • Critical positioning and alignment of equipment e.g. analytical balance
  • Managing stock and performing critical checks within the product store

Essential Requirements:

  • A-levels in a Science, Technology or Maths subject area or equivalent
  • Computer literate and comfortable working in a highly digital environment
  • Previous experience of following SOP's in a SHE and GMP controlled environment with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience of delivering against targets and/or deadlines

Desired Requirements

  • Recent work experience within a sterile manufacturing environment
  • Experience of Manufacturing Excellence/Lean ways of working including problem solving and continuous improvement techniques
  • Degree in a Science, Technology or Maths discipline or equivalent

The roles have a two-shift operation, Monday to Friday, 6am – 1.25pm and 13.15pm – 8.40pm

Please note:

  • These roles will require working within a highly regulated and compliant sterile area, adhering to aseptic practices for up to 8 hours a day. You will be sterile area gowned for the majority of the shift.
  • This position is internally aligned to SA91 Grade 6
  • Successful candidates who will be joining AZ as employees will be offered the roles on a Fixed Term Contract to expire when the facility closes at the end of 2025; existing employees will be offered the opportunity on a permanent basis. All employees at AZ will benefit from redeployment support

There are so fantastic employee benefits that AstraZeneca offer. AstraZeneca can offer you a competitive salary, private healthcare, a fantastic holiday allowance, phenomenal training and development opportunities, and much more.

Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation, to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, ground-breaking cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

Interested? Come and join our journey!

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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