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Maintenance Engineer (12 month FTC)

Job Introduction

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

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 2000 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 

Due to a number of key projects starting in 2024 we are looking for a Maintenance Engineer to join us on  a12 month Fixed Term Contract.

Reporting directly into the Engineering Manager, the Maintenance Engineer is a key role. Responsible for supporting operations by maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and improving the reliability of all equipment. To provide essential preventative and reactive multi-skilled maintenance activities for the plant in a fast-paced GMP governed manufacturing environment.

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Delivery of a Planned maintenance program to ensure reliability of equipment and to improve asset performance.
  • Liaise with production / QA to carry out work orders, ensuring timely completion of work orders giving accurate and valuable detail for asset history following the functional failure
  • Ensure minimal unscheduled downtime through fast and effective response to breakdowns, monitor the performance of the line post breakdown to ensure it is fully operational.
  • Lead the department Engineering RCA (root cause analysis) to stop any issues from re-occurring.
  • Perform calibration services in accordance with work order instructions, associated procedures and regulatory standards.
  • Ensure cGMP is adhered to and maintained as well as Health & Safety across the site
  • Continuous improvement of equipment, improving safety, efficiency, changeovers and minimising downtime.

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:

  • Self-Motivated
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Can do attitude
  • Positive attitude
  • Work under pressure 
  • Familiar with working on production equipment including filling lines, conveyors, packaging lines, autoclaves tablet presses, granulators, WFI and heat sterilizers etc.
  • Experience of working within Pharmaceutical Environment   Knowledge of GxP in Engineering.
  • Level 3 Engineering

Package Description

12 months Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

Competitive salary and Benefits

25 days annual leave + bank holidays

Option to buy an extra 5 days holiday each year

8% Employer Pension Contribution (rising to 12% after 5 years service)

Free access to Headspace App

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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