Support/Maintenance Engineer


Job summary

Abbott Diabetes Care
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Machinery, Precision Engineering
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Support/Maintenance Engineer

Commutable from Oxford, Swindon, Cheltenham, Banbury - Various shifts

The company

World Leader in Blood Glucose Monitoring, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures glucose monitoring systems for use in both home and hospital settings. Our manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Witney produces products under the Freestyle brand that must meet stringent Worldwide quality standards and regulations.

As a result of strong business growth, industry-leading product development in the biosensor business, and a long-term commitment to high volume manufacturing in Witney, we have opportunities for mechanically biased multi-skilled Support Engineers to join our Operations Group

The Role

Working in a clean room or controlled environment, you will provide technical expertise to fault find, maintain, and continually improve bespoke automated equipment and processes.

Our current vacancies span our shift patterns, with positions available as follows:

4 on 4 off days and nights rotating.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a valued member our highly skilled Engineering team, working with brand new state-of-the-art automation in a fast-growing area of our business. Engineering skill is key to us, with members working in areas including projects, process, production, systems, software, R&D, and machine vision.

About you

You will need experience of Engineering within a manufacturing environment, specifically experience and skills in set-up of precision assemblies, the use of machine tools, fault finding, and problem solving. You will also need to be able to demonstrate a track record of accomplishing your objectives, working proactively, and managing your own time effectively.

Experience with any of the following would be an advantage, but is not essential as, due to the bespoke nature of our equipment, in-house training will be given:

  • Laser cutting & marking
  • Micro fluid deposition
  • Vision systems
  • Working in a regulated industry (e.g. pharma, medical device).

You will need to have completed a recognised Engineering apprenticeship or have a higher education qualification (such as a ONC, HNC, HND or degree) in a related subject.

You will also be required to demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with your peers and other departments and to maintain a high standard of record keeping as required by our stringent quality systems.

The benefits

As you’d expect from an innovative global health care company, we offer a competitive range of benefits including excellent salaries (plus shift allowance), a class-leading defined contribution pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, subsidised canteen, and a flexible benefits scheme.

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