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Manufacturing Technician (Earlies) - 9 Month FTC

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 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 

Manufacturing Technician, Earlies
​9-Month Fixed Term Contract

You will assist in achieving the production planned daily.

It will be your responsibility for the equipment used and ensure all aspects of use (set up, production, strip down and cleaning) are carried out to a high standard, in line with associated documentation and GMP procedures.

Additional focus on the manufacturing of products to the highest quality standard and compliant to the set GMP guidelines and procedures, and to ensure all activities undertaken are within the set Health and Safety guidelines.

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:

  • Manufacture product to high standard ensuring the quality of those products is in accordance with the set GMP standards and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Attend and comply with any planned in house training or on the job training.
  • Capable and willing to train others in the team.
  • To ensure the efficient and safe use of plant and equipment.
  • To keep strictly to manufacturing methods as laid down in the documentation and raise any issues or errors with the Manufacturing Supervisors or Manager.
  • To ensure all equipment is clean and maintained in good working order and where deficiencies are found, escalating to a supervisor.
  • Maintain the highest standards of housekeeping, cleanliness and personal hygiene within the department.
  • To notify the Manufacturing Manager, Supervisor or Senior Manufacturing. Technicians, as a matter of urgency, if there has been any serious failure of safety or GMP which could affect staff safety or product quality or operational efficiency.
  • To identify any issues and attempt to resolve these and escalating if it cannot be resolved.
  • To support Operational Excellence incentives to drive and improve efficiency.
  • Any other reasonable request made by a member of staff.

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:

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety compliance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both peers and senior members of staff.
  • Experience of low to medium volume manufacturing/packaging, manual/semi-automated manufacturing processes would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Proven industry experience from a highly regulated GMP manufacturing/packing facility, either from the Pharmaceutical or similarly regulated industry/environment would be ideal but not required.
  • A working knowledge and practical experience of pharmaceutical manufacture, continuous improvement activities and ability to manage time and workload effectively would be desirable.


Due to the nature of our business, all successful candidates must complete a basic DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service check) before employment can commence, and at regular intervals during employment. Dechra will pay for this check.

Package Description

  • 9-Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Competitive salary and Benefits
  • Average 36-hour working week (with a day off every other Friday!)
  • Working hours: 05.30 - 14:00
  • 22.5 days annual leave + Bank holidays
  • Option to buy a week's holiday each year
  • 8% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Free access to Headspace App
  • Option to join Sharesave scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-site parking

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