Assembly Technical Operator

Basic qualifications:

  • You must have relevant manufacturing experience / qualifications.
  • A good standard of numeracy and literacy is essential. You must have passed the Operator Assessment Kit (OAK) test standard (3-3-3) or successfully pass the online OAK's equivalent (this will be issued out by email to appropriately experienced / qualified candidates) – Please clearly state in your application if you have passed the OAKs test and when you sat the test.

Preferred qualifications:

  • GCSE Mathematics & English or equivalent.
  • Basic computer literacy.


GSK's General Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) Site at Ware has an opportunity available now for an Assembly Technical Operator role in our Respiratory Assembly division.

Please Note: This role is a shift role which currently operates on 24/5 - 8 hour shift pattern (LEN – Lates, Earlies & Nights).

The Production Technical Operator team is responsible for the organisation's manufacturing and/or production operations including assembly, machinery, processing and/or packaging. Within this team, the Assembly Technical Operator is responsible for the set up and running of a variety of Assembly lines where drug-filled blister strips and plastic components are assembled into respiratory device ready for packing. Specifically, you will set up batches (checking all details against batch documentation) and operate the manufacturing line. In addition to monitoring reject levels and responding to machine stoppages, you will replenish component hoppers to ensure continuous production is maintained. Further to this you will perform all start of batch checks and critical device challenges to ensure the Assembly machines and ancillary equipment operate within specification to ensure consistent quality of manufactured devices. There are also a wide variety of other online and offline tasks, including maintaining training compliance and supporting investigations, related to the successful day-to-day running of the Assembly line.

About GSK:

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. Employing over 100,000 people globally, we have 71 manufacturing sites around the world. For more information on GSK please refer to our website:

About Ware Manufacturing Site:

Medicines at Ware are presented as either Respiratory devices or in Oral Solid Dose form. The site holds a unique position in our network as the only site responsible for launching the company's pipeline of new medicines in these dose forms, many of which are life saving medicines. A series of investments in new state-of-the-art equipment are being made that will support the delivery of a record number of new products. This must be achieved whilst consistently delivering outstanding quality, service and value to our patients.

Applicants must demonstrate in their application how they meet the above criteria in order to be successful for interview selection.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE – Monday 25th Sept (Mid-Day) 2017

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

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Contact information:

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