Associate Improvement Engineer

Cheshire East
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AstraZeneca UK
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Associate Improvement Engineer

Location: Macclesfield, UK

Competitive salary and benefits

Opening date: 04/06/2024

Closing date: 18/06/2024

Are you ready to embrace a new challenge and become a key part of moving the needle in Engineering? At AstraZeneca, we seize opportunities for change and commit real resources to make it happen. If you're an engineer in the early stages of your career with a passion of delivering improvements within a manufacturing environment, we have a great opportunity for you. We are now recruiting for Associate Improvement Engineers, within the Engineering department, to work across several areas covering polymer manufacture, clean / sterile manufacture as well as primary and secondary packing.


This role within the team sits within the Improvement Engineering team and is a proven route to becoming an Improvement Engineer. The successful candidates will bring with them technical expertise that has an immediate benefit to the team and the projects that they deliver. As an Associate Improvement Engineer, you will develop the qualification and project management skills required to deliver small to medium scale asset improvement initiatives within the department.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Relevant technical/engineering qualification (or appropriate experience)
  • Experienced in supporting delivery of equipment/process improvements in a regulated environment including applying change control / change management.
  • Knowledge of Technical report writing
  • Technical support within a manufacturing environment including problem solving
  • Effective influencing skills and stakeholder management with all levels of staff

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience within a sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Experience writing / executing equipment qualification and validation documentation
  • Ability to pick up and apply new technology to make process or procedure improvements
  • Mechanical Design Autodesk Inventor / 3D Printing
  • Health & Safety: Risk Assessments, COSHH, PUWER, IOSH Managing Safety
  • Experience with robotics
  • VHP systems experience

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.

If you have the passion and the drive to accelerate growth and make people's lives better, then this is the place for you. Our team is a multigenerational workforce. open and respectful, we share to expand our minds and explore new areas. Curious problem-solvers, it's in our DNA to keep digging, ask questions and achieve together.

Are you ready to be part of shaping the future of Operations here at AstraZeneca? Apply now!

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Closing Date

17-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.