QA Manufacturing Support Engineer – Yorkshire

Hannah Milward at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance Support Engineer to join a large multinational organisation involved in the treatment of musculoskeletal systems with products that include joint implants, trauma devices and biologic products. This will be on a contract basis for approximately 6 months at their site in West Yorkshire.

Job role:

The purpose of this Quality Assurance Support Engineer job is to provide quality engineering, process excellence support in a defined business unit / value stream environment for in-process, finished product, first articles and new product introduction.

Responsibilities:

As a Quality Assurance Support Engineer you will:

  • Actively support all Compliance Initiatives with the Value Stream and Plant
  • Actively support all defined Value Stream and Plant goals and objectives.
  • Identify projects to resolve scrap, reprocessing and special causes that have a negative impact on Value Stream and Plant Goals and Objectives.
  • Compile Quality Process Specifications for new/transferred products/processes
  • Be responsible for the introduction and correct use of statistical QA methods into the production environment, and provide technical resource for production team on relevant IQ/OQ/PQ protocol issues.
  • Produce and maintain appropriate and comprehensive quality process specifications as required during the development and implementation of new products. Quality process specifications to be compiled for on site production and purchased for resale goods (Goods In Check procedures)
  • Reviews product designs, test protocols and co-develop critical characteristics/tolerances for initial testing and validations and subsequent routine manufacturing controls.
  • Assist and where appropriate lead in the compilation and execution of validation protocols for new product/processes and software.
  • Ensure correct implementation as per standard validation procedures.
  • Re-validate as required due to engineering change, deviation analysis or upgrade in systems and materiel.
  • Manage QA related change control for specific projects as directed
  • Participates in process evaluations (e.g. FMEAs).
  • Devises and implements methods and procedure for inspecting, testing and evaluating plans for subsequent routine production.
  • Support Quality System activities within manufacturing cells such as Internal Audits, complaint investigations, close call and corrective action investigations.
  • Perform/document dimensional/visual inspections and non conformance and deviations as required
  • Manage a variable workload to meet operational requirements.
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled.

Qualifications and experience required:

The successful candidate for this Quality Assurance Support Engineer job must have an engineering degree or equivalent in quality, manufacturing, engineering and/or experience in quality assurance/engineering. They must also have:

  • Proven track record in Compliance & Continuous improvement projects
  • Basic PC Skills.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/specifications.
  • Familiarity in areas of various Inspection Techniques.
  • Process Excellence Green Belt/Black Belt
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment

They will also have the following skills:

  • High Attention to Detail
  • Pro-active approach to Work
  • High Standards
  • Flexible
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Team Player
  • High level of Numeracy
  • Highly Computer Literate
  • Planner & Organiser
  • Active Listener
  • Technical Report Writing

How to apply:

Apply online now:

For more information or to apply for this Quality Assurance Support Engineer  role please contact Hannah Milward at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH23883 in all correspondence.

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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 16/04/12

 

Here is a list of our latest science jobs in the UK. Click on the links below to find out more and be the first to apply!

 

North East

Quality Coordinator – Pharmaceutical

Lab Supervisor

 

North West:

Process Engineer – Cumbria

Technical Support Specialist x2- Resins & Polymers

 

Scotland:

QA Specialist (Temp) – Northern Scotland

 

South of the UK:

Analytical Development Chemist – Hertfordshire

Production Support Technician – Hertfordshire

Analytical Chemist – Lubricants, Hampshire

Project Engineer – Chemical Engineer, East Sussex

Analytical Chemist – QC, Chemical, Kent

QC Analyst – Biopharma, Herts

 

Midlands:

Business Development Manager

Quality Data Management Analyst – W.Yorkshire

OLEDs Scientist – Organic Semiconductor Devices

Microbiology Manager

 

Wales:

Development Engineer – Plastics & Polymers, NWales

Day Technician – South Wales

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Lean/Six Sigma Expert – Angus, Scotland

Heather Deagle at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Lean/Six Sigma Expert to join a multi-national pharmaceutical company located in Angus, Scotland.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate for this Lean/Six Sigma Expert role will be responsible for leading all aspects of manufacturing and support activities by building an understanding of Operational Excellence to staff through training and development

Qualifications:

The ideal applicant for this Lean/Six Sigma Expert role will be accredited to green or black belt level in lean or six sigma improvements and have demonstrable experience in a related field.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Lean/Six Sigma Expert role please contact Heather Deagle on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23988 in all correspondence.

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Nolato buys British pharmaceutical packaging company Cope Allman Jaycare

Plastics Today reported that Swedish injection molder Nolato has acquired Cope Allman Jaycare, a pharmaceutical packaging company based in the UK

Nolato have bought Cope Allman Jaycare for an initial SEK 179 million (USD $26 million) and a deferred consideration based on earnings up to and including the first quarter of 2014.

Cope Allman Jaycare has a history within pharmaceutical packaging dating back to 1958. The company has 270 employees at its plants in Portsmouth and Newcastle. They have annual sales of around SEK 270 million (USD $39 million), and its customers comprise of a number of international pharmaceutical companies.

Christer Wahlquist, president of Nolato Medical, in a press release said “Nolato already has a strong position in the Scandinavian pharmaceutical packaging market…….This acquisition gives us a local presence in the UK, which is an important part of the global pharmaceutical industry. It also opens doors with a large number of leading international pharmaceutical companies, which are existing customers of Cope Allman Jaycare.”

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Engineering Manager (Pharmaceutical) – Hertfordshire

Reena Dhana at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Engineering Manager to join a Global Pharmaceutical Organisation at their site in Hertfordshire on a full time, permanent basis

Responsibilities:

As an Engineering Manager, the main purpose of your role will be:

  • Guiding projects for Capital Investment.
  • Accountable for end to end delivery of projects from initiation through to Closure.
  • Ensuring the projects are resourced according including looking at manage risks, schedules and approved budgets to ensure successful deliveries
  • Ensuring Good Engineering Practices (GEP) are used in the design, installation and commissioning of assets
  • Undertaking Change Management, Deviation Investigations, Corrective Action and Preventative Action (CAPA) activities and root cause analysis (RCA)

Qualifications and skills:

As an Engineering Manager, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • HND in an engineering discipline (or equivalent)
  • Extensive experience in the Project Management in GMP, ideally in manufacturing and/or packaging
  • Demonstrable experience in managing projects from small scale to multi million pounds
  • Previous experience with contract and budget development, cost control, negotiation and execution
  • Proven understanding and familiarity of FDA and MHRA guidance for solid dosage form facility design and operation, cGMP and H&S regulations

Benefits:

As an Engineering Manager, you will be joining a Global Pharmaceutical Organisation who in return is offering a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package.

How to apply:

Apply online now

For more information or to apply for the role of Engineering Manager please contact Reena Dhana on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST24022 in all correspondence.

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The Wellcome Trust support to give access to papers

As reported by The Guardian, The Wellcome Trust has added its support to a campaign to break traditional academic journals and allow free online access to research papers.

The campaigners say that the results of public and charity-funded scientific research should be freely available to anyone who wants to read it, for whatever purpose they need it. An estimated 9,000 researchers have already signed up to a boycott of journals with restricted sharing to help revolutionise the spread of knowledge and promote an “academic spring”.

However this intervention of the Wellcome Trust, the largest non-governmental funder of medical research after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is likely to incite it by forcing academics it funds to publish in open online journals.

Sir Mark Walport, the director of Wellcome Trust which spends more than £600m on scientific research a year, said “that they would soon adopt a more robust approach with the scientists it funds, to ensure that results are freely available to the public within six months of first publication”

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Team Leader Job in the North West of UK

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is recruiting for a Team Leader to join a biotechnology laboratory service company at their site in the North West on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Team Leader the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • To provide the supervised running of the haematology section.
  • To use established methods to analyse samples by automated and manual techniques.
  •  To perform differential cell counts and assess cell morphology by microscopy.
  • To evaluate methods, reagents and equipment for use in the haematology section.
  • To assist in the preparation for cytological examination of body fluids and aspirates.
  • To participate in and monitor performance in external and internal quality assurance schemes.
  • To maintain reagent and consumable stocks and their correct storage.
  • To maintain the standard operating procedure manual for haematology.
  • To participate in the training of junior and other members of staff in haematological techniques.

Qualifications and skills:

The ideal candidate for this Team Leader role will have a Degree or HNC in appropriate subject and Membership of professional organisation. It is essential that the post holder must have a sound working knowledge of haematology with practical laboratory skills and the ability to organise work schedules and analytical methods.

How to apply:

Apply online now:

For more information or to apply for this Team Leader role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24083 in all correspondence.

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Leicester scientists-produce plastic from eggshells

CNN reported that scientists from the University of Leicester are currently working on a project creating plastic from eggshells.

The aim of the current project is to adapt the proteins found in egg shells called glycosaminoglycans to create a starch-based plastic that could then “bulk up” existing plastics and be turned into anything from shop fitting to supermarket meal trays. One aim is for recycled shell to be used in protective packaging for eggs.

Just Egg, a UK-based mayonnaise and hard-boiled egg manufacturer, uses around 1.3 million eggs every week, creating around 10 tons of eggshell waste. According to the firm, it spends approximately £30,000 ($48,000) each year sending nearly 500 tons of shells to landfills.

Therefore if the egg shells could be recycled it would be environmentally better and could save on waste management.

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GKN are the first in UK to automate composite repair

The Engineer reported that GKN Aerospace is to be the first UK-based user of a new machine that can significantly speed up the production and repair of complex composite structures and reduce cost by 60%

GKN Aerospace with its partner SCLR Lasertechnik has installed the first prototype robotic machine using laser technology to remove damaged composite structure on aircrafts. The new robotic cell, housed at GKN Aerospace’s composites research centre in the UK, replaces the time consuming, manual grinding away of damaged structure with a precise, contact and vibration-free laser removal process.

GKN will first use the equipment to develop prototype wing boxes as part of the Next Generation Composite Wing programme led by Airbus and sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board.

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Process Engineer – Angus, Scotland

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Process Engineer to join a multi national pharmaceutical company located in Angus, Scotland

Responsibilities:

The successful Process Engineer will be responsible for providing technical process engineering input into capital projects, including design, equipment specification and safety studies.  In addition, duties will include continuously improving process safety on site through identifying and assessing risk. 

Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal candidate for this Process Engineer role will be a qualified Process or Chemical Engineer and/or have equivalent experience of primary pharmaceutical manufacturing operations. 

How to apply:

Apply online for this role

For more information or to apply for this Process Engineer role please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH23984 in all correspondence.

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UK scientists grow GM wheat that repels aphids

The Independent reported that the world’s first genetically modified crop that has been engineered to emit a repellent-smelling substance against insect pests is now growing in a small patch of land in the Hertfordshire countryside.

A peppermint gene has been used to engineer a wheat strain that sends out chemical messages to ward off aphid pests. The genetic modification harnesses one of the plant world’s own defence mechanisms, the ability to ward off pests with pheromone odour signals. Peppermint produces a smell, undetectable to humans, which mimics an alarm signal generated by aphids when they are attacked by predators.

Farmers currently have to use pesticides to protect their fields against aphids, which would otherwise destroy up to £120 million of wheat per year.

This crop is not a commercial crop, the idea eventually would be to produce GM wheat varieties that do not need to be sprayed with harmful pesticides. The scientists believe that preventing aphid infestations would benefit the wider environment, including the songbirds that feed on aphids.

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Process Improvement Technician – Scotland

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Process Improvement Technician to join a chemical manufacturer based in Scotland.

Responsibilities:

As Process Improvement Technician the successful candidate will report to the Quality Manager. You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring all relevant manufacturing process data is gathered, collated and displayed,
  • Undertaking project work to improve quality and manufacturing yield
  • Maintaining specifications and documentation for the production unit
  • Provide technical support to the day-to-day manufacturing operation.

Qualification and skills required:

The ideal candidate for this Process Improvement Technician role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND in a mechanical engineering related discipline or possess equivalent industrial experience and ideally be a six sigma green belt or equivalent.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Process Improvement Technician role contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH23972 in all correspondence.

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Tissue Regenix ask for a new dedicated science park in Leeds

The Yorkshire Post has reported that the medical devices company Tissue Regenix has asked for a new dedicated science park in Leeds

Mr Antony Odell the managing director of Tissue Regenix said it and other science firms need a dedicated science park, where they can grow and develop as a cluster, to retain skills and wealth in Yorkshire.

The company recently raised £25m to commercialise its innovative technology.  Currently they are outgrowing its space at York Science Park. Mr Odell also said “We are looking at premises in York and Leeds. There’s not a dedicated bio park in Leeds”

Leeds City Council said it has narrowed down five possible sites to develop a healthcare science park. The sites include Leeds Valley Park, Logic Leeds, Thorpe Park, Hawks Park and Thorp Arch Estate near Wetherby.

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Process Development Chemist – North West

Hannah Milward at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Process Development Chemist to join a chemical manufacturer who specialise in the application of novel enzymatic systems and flow technologies join their team for the duration of 3 months with the view to go permanent. This role is based in the North West

Qualifications:

To be considered for this Process Development Chemist position you will have a good degree/PhD or equivalent in science, have sound knowledge of organic chemistry and be familiar with HPLC, GC and NMR techniques.

How to apply:

Apply online now

For more information or to apply for this Process Development Chemist role please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH23939 in all correspondence.

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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 26/03/12

Here is a list of our latest science jobs in the UK. Click on the links below to find out more and be the first to apply!

Test Engineer – Diagnostic, Cambridgeshire

Microbiologist – Sussex

Temporary Laboratory Technician – Yorkshire

QA Technical Coordinator – Durham

Continuous Improvement Engineer – North East

Quality Systems Engineer – East Midlands

QC Analyst – Suffolk

Senior Validation Officer – Suffolk

Organic Chemist – North East

Process Improvement Technician – Scotland

QC Specialist – Maidenhead

Chemical Engineer – Process, Chemical, East Sussex

Development Chemist – Catalysts – North East

Laboratory Quality Manager – UKAS, Hertfordshire

Laboratory Analyst – Cleveland

Metering Engineer – Oil & Gas – Scotland

Analytical Chemist – Pharmaceutical, NE England

Team Manager – Pharmaceuticals – County Durham

Upstream Proposals Manager – Oil & Gas – Scotland

Scientist – North West

Senior Process Chemist – Chemical, Cambridgeshire

Microbiology Team Leader – North West

Microbiology Manager – North West

Laboratory Analyst – Herts

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Shale Gas Fracking in Lancashire could create 50,000 jobs

The Independent reported today that Lord Browne former Chief Exec of BP and now Director of Cuadrilla (a shale gas fracking company) in an interview has said that Lancashire has the potential to be the capital of Europe’s emerging shale gas industry, which in theory could help to create as many as 50,000 jobs across the UK.

“My own view is that Lancashire has huge potential … If they had the will they could perhaps become the centre of shale gas for Europe, much as Aberdeen became the centre of oil and gas for Europe. It is not inconceivable,” Lord Browne told The Independent.

However the UK’s sole operational fracking site located near Blackpool and run by Cuadrilla  was suspended last June. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is examining the report and said it expected to make a decision “soon” on the future of  fracking at the Cuadrilla site and across the UK. Fracking is known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking is the process used to dislodge natural gas from shale by blasting a mixture of sand, water and chemicals into the rock.

Lord Browne, who is hopeful that the Government will approve Cuadrilla’s plans to resume fracking, said the shale gas industry “will be of enormous benefit to the nation if it works out well. We could potentially double the reserves of gas in the UK, we could add 50,000 jobs maybe, and probably even reduce the price of gas.”

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GSK to invest £500 million in the UK including a new facility in Cumbria

BBC News have reported that GlaxoSmithKline have released a press statement today confirming that it will invest more than £500m in the UK across its manufacturing sites to increase production of key aspects for its pharmaceutical products and vaccines.  This investment could create up to a 1000 new jobs.

GSK also announced a new manufacturing facility to be built in Ulverston in Cumbria. The biopharmaceutical facility will be its first new UK factory for 40 years.

Investment will also be made at the company’s two manufacturing sites in Scotland at Montrose and Irvine.

These investments represent one of the largest commitments to the UK life-sciences sector in recent years.  They follow confirmation by the Government in the Budget yesterday that it will implement a ‘patent box’ to encourage investment in R&D and related manufacturing in the UK, by introducing a lower rate of corporation tax on profits generated from UK-owned intellectual property

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “This is excellent news, a major investment that will create many highly skilled jobs and provide a great boost to the economy….We have a world class life sciences industry, and I am determined not just to keep it here in the UK but significantly increase it too… Our innovative life sciences strategy and ground breaking patent box are already making a difference, helping to grow this important industry and ensure the great discoveries of the next decade happen here in British laboratories.

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Compliance Officer – North East

Heather Deagle at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Compliance Officer to join a biotechnology company based in the North East of England.

Responsibilities:

As a Compliance Officer you will be responsible for ensuring that manufacturing documents are compliant with GMP, writing new manufacturing documents, providing assistance to the New Product Co-ordinator during manufacturing and perform document compliance reviews.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this Compliance Officer role must be qualified to at least HND level in chemistry or equivalent subject or possess equivalent industrial experience and have prior knowledge of GMP and Quality issues. 

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Compliance Officer role please contact Heather Deagle on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23938 in all correspondence.

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UCB and Oxford Uni Announce New R&D Partnership

UCB Media released a press statement stating that UCB Pharma and Oxford University agreed today to collaborate on cutting-edge pharmaceutical research projects, enabling scientists from industry and academia to work together to develop innovative medicines to treat serious diseases in immunology and neurology.

The Oxford-UCB partnership will be funded by an amount of £3.6 million from UCB and will run over 3 years. A committee of UCB and Oxford University representatives will oversee the collaboration via regular meetings to look out for and monitor new projects. Between five and 10 projects will be selected for investigation over the course of the three-year agreement.

Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, said: This is an exciting new partnership and I am eager to see the research that results. Partnerships between industry and academia will have an increasingly prominent role to play in the development of new drugs, therapies and medical technologies. Pooling expertise and resources is exactly what we should be doing to carry out the best research, identify the most promising new drug candidates and take them forward.

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CK Science are specialists in Chemical Industry recruitment. We have a dedicated Linkedin group to help jobseekers in the Chemical Industry.

CK utilise  this group in order to provide our members with the most up-to-date job opportunities, careers advice and industry news. We’ve also found that it’s a great place to network with others in the area!

This specialist group is a really useful resource for you and your colleagues within the Chemical Industry.

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