Production Operative / Pharmaceutical Operator Specialist

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12042
  • Date Posted: 28 March 2024
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £24,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: (starting from) + Shift Allowance + Benefits
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Scientific
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Manufacturing Jobs. Production Operative / Pharmaceutical Operator Specialist Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Abingdon, Oxfordshire Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Production Operative / Pharmaceutical Operator Specialist who either has relevant production or plant operation experience or a qualification in Chemistry or related discipline, is required for a well-established Company based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.


If you have just graduated in either Chemistry or other related discipline, this could be the opportunity that you are looking for, alternatively you may already have some experience in this area and be looking for your next career move.


SALARY: Starting from £24,000 per annum + £8,196 Shift Allowance + Annual Bonus + Benefits

LOCATION: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: Shift Work – 12 Hour Day and Night Shifts, 42 hours per week on average, 28-day shift pattern cycle:

week 1: 2 dayshifts, 2 nightshifts, 3 days off

week 2: 2 days off, 2 dayshifts, 3 nightshifts

week 2: 4 days off, 3 dayshifts

week 4: 2 nightshifts, 5 days off

then repeats.







We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Production Operative / Pharmaceutical Operator Specialist who either has relevant production or plant operation experience or a qualification in Chemistry or related discipline.

The Company is a global pharmaceutical business that covers all activities from target-to-clinic to meet the industry’s need for innovation and efficiency in drug discovery and development. The Company has established a unique position by assembling top-class scientific experts and integrating state-of-the-art technologies as well as substantial experience and expertise in key therapeutic areas.

The Company has the capability to produce a range of different products (developmental and commercial) at large scale, making this role an exciting opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge. As a Production Operative / Pharmaceutical Operator Specialist you will have the opportunity to use a variety of equipment, running multiple chemical syntheses on Plant, many of which haven’t been done at scale before. 



Your duties and responsibilities as a Production Operative / Pharmaceutical Operator Specialist will include:

  • Operate the pilot plant reactors and ancillary equipment following all current procedures (IOPs, BPGs, etc.) to maintain high standards of safety, housekeeping, hygiene and quality
  • Ensure written instruction/directions are followed correctly
  • Notify your supervisor or Manager immediately of any irregularities so that corrective actions can be planned and implemented
  • Promptly and accurately complete documents as directed and record all irregularities
  • Support environmental monitoring and report/record information
  • Carry out routine maintenance and re-configuration of reaction vessels and ancillary equipment to ensure production is carried out in a timely and safe manner, complying with Health and Safety obligations
  • Participate fully and diligently in all training schemes
  • Participate fully and diligently in project schemes to support continuous improvement in working practices



As the Production Operative / Pharmaceutical Operator Specialist you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Qualification in Chemistry, or other related discipline, advantageous
  • Awareness of cGMP, regulatory aspects and pharmaceutical regulations desirable
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation
  • Able to interact effectively and positively with internal customers
  • Able to work on your own and as part of a team
  • Good time management and prioritization capabilities
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexible and adaptable with an open-minded view and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong sense of accountability for the outcome
  • Contribute to shift handovers
  • Liaise between production management, chemists and other departments
  • IT literate with strong Microsoft Office skills



  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays & an additional 1 day for each year completed up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Private Health Insurance for you, your partner/family under the company scheme
  • Private Dental Care Scheme
  • Health Insurance providing 75% of base salary after a qualifying period
  • Wellbeing support 24/7 and counselling services
  • Excellent career progression opportunities within the company; excellent training and support and continuing professional development opportunities
  • Eligibility to participate in the Company Bonus Scheme (This is a discretionary benefit)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme, team and annual company events, recognition awards and many more!
  • Free onsite parking
  • Highly subsidised Restaurant
  • Great transport links from Oxford and the surrounding area's as well as a shuttle bus service from Didcot train station
  • Great cycling, running & walking routes as well as annual events



By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.


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