Engineering Technician

Employer: GSK
Job location
Ware, Hertfordshire
Job term
Permanent, Full time
Job closing date

Ware is one of the key innovation research and manufacturing centers for GSK, developing medicines and supplying globally.  We are driven by our purpose and our values, and we are looking for Engineering Technicians to join our team.

GSK Engineers at the Ware site commission, install, maintain and improve manufacturing equipment to ensure our site remains safe and that our pharmaceutical products reach the patient on time, and are of the highest quality.

Engineering Technicians work in a team led by an engineer on shift to support the highly skilled, diverse teams across production, quality, and technical functions within our site.  Our Engineering Technicians conduct a wide range of engineering maintenance, physical interventions and repair activities.  You will be the go to person to respond to issues and find solutions to engineering challenges, using industry leading technology.  Beyond the day to day, you will actively improve the reliability and performance of different manufacturing platforms.


  • Maintenance of equipment supporting site facilities and production manufacturing operations
  • Breakdown resolution
  • Problem solving, Performance Monitoring & Continuous improvement
  • Spares allocation and management

PLEASE NOTE: The Ware site runs manufacturing operations 5 days per week and out Engineering teams support this on 5, 6 and 7 day (per week) rotating shift patterns.  Shift patterns may be subject to change according to business requirements.

We are open to discussion about Job Share, Part Time and Flexible working arrangements. Please indicate in your covering letter if this is something you wish to discuss.

About You:

We are in search of enthusiastic and committed people to join our team, able to consistently demonstrate high levels of integrity, courage and eagerness to learn.

You're a fast learner and a great communicator who can support the engineering needs of the team and may come from a variety of technical backgrounds.  Ideally you would have worked in a highly regulated industry, but this is not essential.

Relevant engineering qualifications and / or experience is required (eg; EngTech Status, Engineering Apprenticeship in Mechanical, Electrical, Automation, Instrumentation or related electromechanical subjects).

A good standard of numeracy and literacy is essential. We will ask you to complete the Operator Assessment Kit (OAK) online test to the required level (This is issued by email to appropriately experienced / qualified candidates).  Please note in your application if you have already passed the OAKs test.


About Ware Manufacturing Site:

Medicines at Ware are presented as either Respiratory devices or in Oral Solid Dose form. The site holds a unique position in our network as the only site responsible for launching the company’s pipeline, many of which are life-saving medicines. A series of investments are being made that will support the delivery of a record number of new products. Which is achieved whilst delivering outstanding quality, service and value to our patients.


CLOSING DATE for applications:  Friday 11th of June 2021 (COB).

When applying for this role, please use your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role (as outlined in the job requirements above).  The information that you provide in your CV will be used to assess your application.


About GSK:

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. Employing over 100,000 people globally, we have 71 manufacturing sites around the world.  For more information on GSK please refer to our website:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualifications and / or experience (eg; Engineering Apprenticeship with an industrial focus.  HNC / HND Level qualification with a level of appropriate Engineering knowledge in two disciplines (Mechanical, Electrical, Control Systems or Instrumentation).
  • Applicants without an HNC level qualification need to have EngTech status, have completed an engineering apprenticeship and have industrial engineering maintenance experience (ideally gained within a production environment)
  • A good standard of numeracy and literacy (You must have passed the Operator Assessment Kit (OAK) test

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers.  As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

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