Process Operator

Job Title: Process Operator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cramlington, England
Salary: £25000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-12-13
Reference: BH-120757
Contact Name: Ellen Twomey
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 13, 2019 09:57

Job Description

Process Operator


£25000 - £35000 per annum

To manufacture pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in a safe, quality compliant and cost effective manner.

Main Accountabilities


  • Comply with all SPSL, HSE requirements including safety policies and procedures.
  • Use appropriate PPE whenever required.
  • Conduct safety audits.
  • As required, attend learning events and Safety Action Team (SAT) meetings.
  • Conduct effective shift handovers
  • Ensure compliance with COMAH critical aspects of the Process Safety Management System  and Major Accident Prevention Policy (MAPP) where relevant to his/her area of responsibility 

  • As a SAP user the job holder will be required to carry out assigned SAP transactions in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Operate Plant and Processes according to Procedures (PRS, PTW, cGMP)
  • Manage raw materials and intermediates required for process, including inventory checks
  • Accurately record and check data – both written and electronic
  • Manage production equipment in accordance with safety, operational and quality procedures.
  • Operate processes efficiently and participate in continuous improvement.
  • Monitor performance and critical parameters and alert when necessary.
  • Assist with the preparation of draft SOPs for operations as appropriate.
  • When judged as competent to act as trainer/mentor for other operators.

Contacts & Relationships:

  • Regular contact with shift manager, assistant shift manager, maintenance engineering, quality and PPG.
  • A professional approach when in contact with external customers.
Supervision Received:

  • Reports to Shift Manager / Assistant Shift Manager. Works as part of a team, close contact with Asst Shift Manager.

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English.
  • Knowledge of plant operation. Ideally NVQ in Process Plant Operation
Key Competencies:

  • Capable of understanding and improving new skills with a positive response to training.
  • Hard working with a positive approach to maintenance of standards.
  • Clear understanding of safety.
  • Team worker.
Please apply ASAP for immediate consideration