Mechanical Technician (Apprentice)

Your Responsibilities:
This program offers you an opportunity for you to develop new skills, knowledge and obtain a nationally recognized qualification in a trade.You will attend classes part-time, studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical workshop experience. In addition, you will spend time in the production facility learning new skills while rotating through various engineering roles across the site. Your apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a program of training and development.

Your role may involve:
• Maintain and repair the defined plant equipment to maximize plant availability and minimize disruption to the production process.
• Operate, maintain and repair the defined utility system to ensure constant and reliable utility supply to the plant at all times so as to minimize disruption to the production process.
• Ensure all maintenance activities are carried out safely and good housekeeping is maintained.
• Carry out implementation activities for minor plant modifications and capital projects, in line with defined specifications and budget.
• Takes personal responsibility for quality in all aspects of maintenance work that will have impact on product quality.
• Initiate, encourage and implement Lean Sigma activities and implement JDI projects that lead to reduce overall cost and improve cost effectiveness e.g. improve equipment reliability, standardization, etc.
• Ensure cost effectiveness of all maintenance jobs.
• Maintain and repair the defined plant equipment to maximize plant availability and minimize disruption to the production process.
• Provides timely technical advice to other departments for trouble shooting / continuous improvements to processes / systems
• Familiar with GSK Safety Procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Engineering Practice, GMP to carry out maintenance activities to high quality standards.

Our recruitment process is rigorous and is designed to help both you and us determine if this is the right opportunity for you. Initially, you will be asked to complete an online application form which will include questions around your motivation for our Apprenticeship program and your interest in GSK. Our selection process will also include online assessments and a half-day group assessment.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
We are looking for holders of NITEC or Higher NITEC certificates. You are welcomed to apply without any prior experience.

You should:
- Be Singaporean and Singapore PR (Program requirements)
- Have no Color Blindness
- Have completed National Service for Males
- No allergy to Penicillin (job requirement)

Preferred qualifications:
NITEC or Higher NITEC in Mechanical Engineering
NITEC or Higher NITEC in Mechatronics Engineering

Why GSK?:
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Our goal is to be one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.
We are proud of the difference we make. GSK has ranked 1st in the Access to Medicines Index all five times since its launch in 2008 and FORTUNE Magazine ranked us #1 on its 'Change the World list' which recognises companies that have made significant progress in sustainable, scalable approaches to addressing societal problems as part of their company strategy.
GSK has been present in Asia for over 50 years and our commitment to the region is strengthened by the establishment of our purpose-built headquarters for Asia. Situated in Singapore, GSK Asia House is a further step in our long-standing strategy to grow and diversify our company - emphasizing the globally balanced business we have built over the years. To better support Asia, we focus on developing talent to improve our ability to make the right decisions for healthcare professionals, patients and consumers across the region.

Contact information:
You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.
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