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Associate Maintenance Manager

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Associate Maintenance Manager


Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more

Join the team where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact. From our science labs to manufacturing at scale, we are committed to delivering at the highest quality. It’s inspiring and rewarding work, influencing every part of the product lifecycle to deliver life-changing medicines. To ultimately make people’s lives better – from patients and their families to all of us in society

The role of the Associate Maintenance Manager is to provide key aspects of technical & improvement support to the Process Execution Team (PET), in the following areas: continuous maintenance improvements, delivering process availability, reliability and robustness improvements, initiatives and supporting projects, providing technical expertise, maintenance and associated conversion cost, customer service, people & asset development. This will be achieved through the application of technical aptitude, engineering tools, systematic processes and best maintenance practices.

What you'll do:

Work with Production to integrate maintenance, improvement and production activities through short term maintenance plans.

Initiate, lead and deliver improvements in own team and on the plant improvement plans, identify and prioritise improvement opportunities & risks for assets/processes

Propose, impact assess and implement change to assets/processes to ensure the manufacture is fully compliant and to maintain or improve asset/process robustness

Drive the use of standard ways of working across the organisation

Utilise analysis tools including TPM, RCM, RCA, Value Mapping and FMEA to identify and prioritise improvement opportunities & risks for the assets

Review the performance of the assets and engineering team using data (eg. SAP, OEE and Pareto) to identify and resolve systematic weaknesses & respond to signals

Work with local and wider PET teams to deliver compliant improvements associated with GMP, SHE, robustness and reliability.

Collate data to drive improvement business cases and deliver change using appropriate techniques, contributing to initiatives and projects.

Deliver local changes thus providing problem resolution to production issues, demonstrating an uplift in the asset's performance following compliant implementation to a future state.

To be an on plant deputy for the Maintenance Manager

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Relevant delivery experience of assets & process improvement practices within a highly regulated environment

  • Proven experience of maintaining packing assets

  • Relevant technical/engineering degree or HNC (or equivalent)

  • Statistical understanding (dataset etc)

  • Technical report writing & generation

  • Reactive and proactive technical support within a manufacturing environment

  • OEE/Pareto understanding & improvement performance measurements and skills to review and analyse as well as propose and implement improvements based on performance data

  • Understanding of Site Procedures, relevant Engineering and Maintenance Standards and able to train others.

  • Ability to use data to evaluate performance and identify required problem solving, improvements and opportunities.

  • Experience of SAP

  • Experience of managing project work alongside daily activities

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Professional Engineer

  • Expertise in the deployment of process improvement in a highly regulated environment

  • Experience with data analysis and delivery of improvement initiatives

  • Experienced from working in a manufacturing maintenance environment

  • Understanding of Maintenance Excellence/TPM principles

  • OCM Change Manager

  • Project and business process management experience.

  • Aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing awareness.

  • Experience with equipment qualification

So, what’s next…

Are you already envisioning yourself in this role? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

We look forward to receiving your application no later than midnight Monday 23rd March 2023

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Opening Date: 13/03/2023

Closing Date: 20/03/2023




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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.