Catalent Pharma Solutions Production Engineer in Swindon, United Kingdom

Job Description

Catalent are hiring a Production Engineer to support the 24/7 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing process at the Swindon Zydis facility. As part of a small team, operating in a fast paced and highly regulated environment, you will need to be self-motivated and have the ability and confidence to work autonomously.

The successful applicant will deliver effective PPM and breakdown repairs supporting the daily operation enabling the production operation to operate effectively delivering quality products to customer requirements.

Shift pattern: 12 Hour Shifts - 3 on 3 off, (3 weeks of days followed by 3 weeks of nights - cyclic pattern)

Main Responsibilities

  • Carry out planned maintenance on production machinery in line with current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Diagnose causes of, and repair equipment breakdowns. Focusing on a “First Time Fix” methodology.

  • Carryout root cause analysis of plant downtime as required, embedding a robust improvement philosophy within the engineering team.

  • Carry out tool changes on production equipment to within established methods and quality standards.

  • Use the engineering computer system to record all work, to enable accurate machine history and effectively planned routine maintenance records.

  • Accurately complete all relevant operational documentation to a high standard as required.

  • Provide detailed handovers at the end of each shift when required.

  • Ensure all work complies with SOP’s and site Health & Safety standards.

  • Refurbish spare parts and other components as directed by the Engineering Shift Manager.

  • Work with and assist contractors and project teams on installation work.

  • Support efforts to improve equipment reliability as directed by the site management.

  • Support Operational Excellence initiatives as directed by the Engineering Shift Manager.

  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards at all times.

  • Assist with machine engineering improvements as directed by the Engineering Shift Manager.

  • Deliver greater plant reliability through effective engineering practices, always aiming for sustainable greater uptime and reliability of plant and equipment through all/any engineering activities carried out.

Skills and experience

  • Full time served engineering apprenticeship, or equivalent qualifications.

  • Electrical / Mechanical engineer with at least 3 years’ post apprenticeship experience in an Engineering role.

  • Electro-Mechanical engineer with experience of shift work.

Why Work for Us:

Our Vision is to be the world’s most trusted, reliable and innovative drug development and delivery partner by upholding the highest industry standards and exceeding customer expectations, while driving strong, sustained growth for the company.

Competitive salary package + Shift Allowance + Bonus + Contributory Pension

About Catalent:

Catalyst + Talent. Our name combines these ideas. From drug and biologic development services, to delivery technologies to supply solutions, our highly skilled and dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving health and wellness by combining their personal expertise and advanced technologies to advance science and supply products of the highest quality to customers and patients around the world.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where our professionals work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market, for the benefit of patients globally.

Our MISSION is to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives.

OUR VALUES are at the foundation of everything we do:

  • Patient First: We put patients at the centre of our work to ensure the safety, reliable supply and optimal performance of our products.

  • Customer Dedication: We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations every day.

  • People: We are committed to the growth, development and engagement of our people.

  • Innovation: We develop and apply innovative solutions, superior technologies and continuously improved processes.

  • Integrity: We demonstrate respect, accountability and honesty in every interaction.

  • Excellence: We have a passion for excellence in everything we do.

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Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career – join the global drug development and delivery leader! You will help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply some of the over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Our highly skilled, dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving the health of patients by combining their personal expertise with advanced technologies to advance science and supply innovative new products of the highest quality to patients globally.

Why Catalent?

  • Gain unparalleled experience by working on multiple products and technologies – we launch nearly 200 new products for our customers each year.

  • We have 20 global pharmaceutical Product Development teams on five continents, who are, at any given time, working on over 700 new products and hundreds of ongoing clinical trials.

  • Our products include some of the latest life-saving medicines as well as some of the most well-known consumer health brands used by families every day.

  • Catalent’s more than 30 global facilities on 5 continents manufacture over 70 billion doses of over 7,000 important medicines and consumer health products.

  • Nearly 1 in 20 doses of medicines taken around the world has been touched by the Catalent team.

  • We have +1,100 patents on many superior patient-preferred technologies used by all the top pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health companies.

  • We established the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute to drive collaboration and scientific exchange among industry professionals, academics and partners.

  • Many of our 1,400+ scientists are regularly published in top industry journals and present at top industry conferences to advance knowledge sharing and the development of better life-saving medicines.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.