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Equipment Support Officer (entry level position)

Company: Thermo Fisher

Type of contract: Permanent

Package: £18,000 - £20,000 + bonus

The Job:

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. 


Our Milton Park facility provides fast, flexible early phase development, including paediatric formulation development. Milton Park is an early phase development facility with strong links to both larger scale development and clinical labelling, packaging, and distribution sites in the Thermo Fisher network. 


The range of services at Thermo Fisher for drug substances and drug products is wider than that of any other CDMO and we offer end-to-end capabilities and expertise to take your discovery from pre-clinical and clinical development, through scale-up, all the way to commercial supply across more than 40 oral solid, sterile and softgel dosage forms. 


Role overview: 

This is a newly created role to manage our on-site equipment against approved SOPs. You’ll plan, coordinate and execute timely calibration and qualification of specific equipment across our site laboratories and GMP manufacturing suite ensuring equipment is kept in a state of control and compliance. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure site equipment maintenance, calibration and qualification activities are planned, effectively tracked, monitored and achieved in accordance with agreed timelines 
  • All balances (daily, monthly and 6 monthly checks, USP minimum weight checks) 
  • Managing the calibration of all weights, sending off for recalibration etc. 
  • Managing of all simplistic measuring devices (thermometers, timers, time and date stamps etc.) 
  • All Fume cupboards, Powder Handling Cabinets, Lab/CTM water systems, washing machines, Fridges/Freezers (RQ, Mapping etc.) 
  • Managing of the paperwork for all ID Hammer tickets 
  • Execution of pre-approved protocols, organisation of qualification work into packages suitable for audit presentation 
  • Maintain and control a visual management system of servicing, maintenance, qualification, validation and calibration activities 
  • Assisting in maintaining a clean working environment 
  • Collaborate and coordinate initiatives with site Supervisors and Managers 
  • Support investigations into issues impacting analytical and process equipment 
  • Document deviations and any change proposals related to analytical and process equipment 
  • Ensure own KPI actions, plans, targets and objectives are effectively tracked, monitored and achieved in accordance with timelines 
  • Ensure standard lead-times are adhered to and support Business Unit and Corporate goals 
  • Ensure own work complies with GMP, Data Integrity and Good Documentation Practice (GDP) and is undertaken in accordance with applicable quality documents e.g. SOP’s, analytical methods, Protocols, Guidance’s, etc. 
  • Identify and drive Practical Process Improvement initiatives (PPI) 
  • Undertake/support Self-inspections, GEMBA walks and Huddle meetings as relevant 



  • You may well be a recent school level, college leaver or graduate, with a science-based education, seeking a career within the pharmaceuticals industry 
  • Some technical experience or knowledge, such as working with maintenance, calibration and the qualification of analytical systems and/or process equipment, with the ability to maintain and troubleshoot these systems 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Strong collaboration and conflict resolution skills 
  • Technical writing skills 
  • Desire to learn with a natural curiosity to understand systems and processes 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment is essential 


Vacancy contact: Simon Holdsworth

Vacancy contact email: simon.holdsworth@thermofisher.com


Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

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