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Technical Operator 2

Rotating Shift Pattern (AM/PM) – Linthwaite, Huddersfield


About the Company:

Thornton & Ross are one of the UK's fastest-growing, leading producers of household pharmaceutical products & own some of the country's most loved brands such as Covonia®Hedrin®Cetraben® as well as the leading disinfectant Zoflora®.  Many people in the UK will have a product from Thornton & Ross somewhere at home. We are also a trusted & reliable provider of prescription products, including emollients, bone health products & generics to the NHS with 100 years’ heritage behind us


We are part of the STADA group. STADA Arzneimittel AG is a German Stock Corporation with headquarters in Bad Vilbel, Germany. STADA focuses on a two-pillar strategy consisting of generics, including specialty pharmaceuticals & non-prescription consumer health products.  Worldwide, STADA Arzneimittel AG sells its products in approximately 120 countries.  If you are ready for new challenges where you can make a difference to people’s health, you have come to the right place. We are looking for people with a great attitude and passion, who care about making a difference in the world.


About the Role:

Working within a team of other highly skilled line technical operators in a process unit, you will work in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practise (GMP) and Health and Safety guidelines, to be fully accountable for all aspects of the filling line operation. You will be responsible for ensuring product is filled safely and efficiently, following defined procedures in line with demand. The role will involve:

  • Following defined Standard Operating Procedures and Departmental Instructions, to produce finished products that meet all the necessary specifications.
  • Complete documentation in a neat, accurate and timely manner, as detailed in relevant procedures.
  • Provide backup resource for other areas within the company, governed by production demands.
  • Participate in line/area/machine changeovers and ensure that they are completed safely, efficiently and successfully using defined procedures. To work alongside the Machine Technician, problem solving, troubleshooting, routine Preventative Planned Maintenance (PPM) and to ensure equipment operates in an increasingly efficient manner to maximise output.
  • Ensure compliance with GMP and Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Operate the motorized runabout and reach trucks. 
  • Ensure line performance is monitored and measured by using Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and set Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  • Actively get involved in daily briefings with your team including the Short Cycle Control (SCC), setting daily targets and reviewing past performance.


About You:

At STADA we talk about diversity as Uniqueness. Everyone is unique and we recognise our differences as a strength. Our values Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Agility and One STADA ensure our uniqueness thrives, enabling us to care for people’s health as a trusted partner. Empower your Uniqueness, bring your whole self to STADA. If you’re keen to add value and see results, thrive in a busy fast paced environment and have the can-do spirit that’s spearheading our success, bring those qualities, with the following:


  • Good organisational skills
  • Keen eye for, and attention to detail
  • Able to communicate well with others
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Able to work well under your own initiative


What’s in it for you?

Rewarding our employees is important to us, which is why we offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:


  • Competitive base salary
  • 17% Shift Allowance
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy an additional 5 days leave.
  • Generous Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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