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Associate Maintenance Lead – Fixed Term Contract until 31/12/2025

Cheshire East
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Associate Maintenance Lead – Fixed Term Contract until 31/12/2025

Location: Macclesfield, UK

Competitive salary and benefits

Opening date: 03/06/2024

Closing date: 17/06/2024

Are you ready to make a significant impact in a global pharmaceutical company? We are seeking an Associate Maintenance Lead for our Macclesfield campus, the 2nd largest operational site within AstraZeneca’s global network. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside the Maintenance Manager and Engineering Technicians, ensuring that maintenance, calibrations and improvements are effectively implemented by utilising modern maintenance techniques.


You'll ensure that compliance is maintained from both a Safety Health Environment and Good Manufacturing Perspective and that improvements deliver an increase in robustness and reliability of the manufacturing assets.

We'll look to you to contribute to, develop and deliver improvement plans across Engineering. This will involve supporting the maintenance and project processes, specifically relating to availability, performance & output. You'll support the delivery of the maintenance strategy through effective planning, resource allocation and liaising with contractors.

Using lean and manufacturing tools (such as Reliability Centred Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis and Condition Based Monitoring) you'll actively participate in and deliver continuous improvement activities and projects.

In the role you will act as a deputy to the Maintenance Manager. The role is aligned internally to the Technical Support Engineer role.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in delivery of initiatives, maintenance best practice and local improvement practices
  • Understanding of Computerised Maintenance Systems
  • Experience in structured problem solving

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Recognised Training Route such as Apprenticeship to HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent in an engineering related field
  • Basic statistical understanding and the ability to produce technical reports and documents
  • Experience in Management Systems, Reliability Centred Maintenance and problem solving tools
  • Experience in delivering change and investigation management
  • Experience of working with industrial processing plant systems in a clean room environment such as autoclaves, ovens, freeze dryers and/or automated assembly/ packaging equipment
  • Ideally you will hold a professional registration status with an appropriate engineering institution
  • Business Financial Awareness
  • Experience of team management and planning

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work five days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

At AstraZeneca, we are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth and to make people's lives better. It pushes us to keep building on our foundations and progressing as we turn our ever-growing and increasingly complex pipeline from molecule to medicine. Be part of evolving how we work with Lean, cutting-edge science, digitalisation and sustainable practices. We are truly global, connecting and aligning to drive one way of working across our network. Ours is an inclusive environment, we work together as a team. Beyond that we are leading exciting partnerships and joint ventures, we work together to face the latest challenges and realise new opportunities.

Are you ready to make a positive impact, in a team where it means more? Apply now and join us in our mission to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably.

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Closing Date

16-Jun-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.