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Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra!

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2500 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business.

The Opportunity 

Administrator, 12-month fixed-term contract
Every other Friday is a day off!

We are currently looking for an Administrator to join our Engineering Department. This is a 12-month fixed-term contract position. Whether you're a seasoned professional or looking for a fresh challenge to accelerate your career, we're keen to hear from you. Become part of a business where you'll have a strong sense of purpose in supporting the welfare of animals.


Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing?
This is a key role supporting business-as-usual activity within the Engineering function. The opportunity will have a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Providing administrative support to the Engineering Team at the Skipton site during the implementation of Oracle Cloud applications across its internal manufacturing sites.
  • ​Documentation of Planned Maintenance tasks (PPM’s), kitting lists, standard operating procedures (SOP’s)
  • Supporting the closure of the QMS items (Deviations, Capa, Change Control and SOP’s)
  • Maintaining a high level of documentation accuracy and organisation.
  • Ensuring effective communication and coordination within the engineering department.
  • Timeliness in supporting the closure of QMS items such as Deviations, Capa, Change Control, and SOP’s.
  • Accuracy and completeness of documentation for Planned Maintenance tasks, kitting lists, and SOP’s.

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in using software tools for document management and record-keeping.
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills to maintain accurate documentation.

Additional desirable skills/experience:

  • Knowledge of engineering terminology and processes to understand technical documentation.
  • Experience in drafting and updating standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Familiarity with maintenance planning and scheduling processes.

Package Description

Competitive salary and Benefits

  • 36 Hour Working Week on average (every other Friday is a day off!)
  • 12-month fixed-term contract
  • 22.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Option to buy an extra week's holiday each year
  • 8% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Free access to the Headspace App
  • Option to join the Sharesave scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-site parking

About the Company

All applications received are reviewed by our internal talent acquisition team and we will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. Should you not hear back from us within 28 days please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies which may be suitable and we encourage you to keep an eye on our careers site. For any questions or queries, please contact us at

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC


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