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Engineering Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Location Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-069912 Date posted 01/03/2020

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Our scientific research and development is afforded the utmost respect, so we give our people the same. We do everything we can to make sure each AstraZeneca person has everything they need to stretch themselves and see what they can achieve.

Where you start your journey with us doesn't determine the course of your career. So many of our people develop themselves beyond their wildest imaginations, both in terms of their roles and the countries they've worked in. We don't limit their capabilities by what's possible from them now but by what's possible from them in the future.

AstraZeneca’s Engineering Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship programme is designed to create the technicians and engineers of the future. Engineering apprentices play a hugely important role at AstraZeneca, solving challenges that arise from some of the most advanced equipment in the industry. As an engineering apprentice, you'll be required to maintain complex equipment and ensure that high standards are adhered to for safety, manufacturing quality and documentation.

Under supervision the role holder will work on:

  • Electrical and / or mechanical planned, unplanned maintenance, and process automation support activities.
  • Performing unplanned equipment repairs and complete planned maintenance activities as per the schedule
  • Trouble shooting problems in the event of mechanical and / or electrical failure of equipment and must be able to recommend parts needed for the effective repair of equipment to deliver a timely response to support manufacturing.

In addition to the valuable working experience you'll have the opportunity to study towards professional qualifications, including a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/engineering-technician/ at Macclesfield College

Essential skills/capabilities required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • High organisation skills and confidence to work independently
  • Logical thinking to be able to apply processes
  • The ability to apply a rational approach to problem solving; making judgments based on sound reasoning, approaching problems in a logical manner
  • Concerns for standards
  • High numeracy and literacy skills
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability to learn
  • Self-motivation
  • Initiative

Entry Requirements:

  • Will possess a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades 4 or above, plus a Level 2 qualification in an Engineering related subject and GCSE Maths grade 5 or above

To apply for this position, please click the apply link below.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements

This is a 4 year Fixed Term Contract opportunity based at Macclesfield with a competitive salary on offer

Opening date of advert: 3rd January 2020

Closing date of advert:19th March 2020

Successful candidates will be notified after the closing date and will be asked to attend an Assessment day on 23rd April 2020 in Macclesfield

If you share our passion for engineering and maintenance excellence, find out more at careers.astrazeneca.com

These positions are not open to those already educated to Bachelors degree level or above – for which we have specific Graduate Programmes, see our website for more details https://careers.astrazeneca.com/students



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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