Job descriptionReq ID: 218699 Location: Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe. Job Summary A Plant Service Engineer vacancy now exists within the Building/Workshop department based in Tranent, East Lothian. This is a permanent full-time role. Working as a Plant Service Engineer, you’ll join a team who carry out a range of maintenance, fault finding and repair duties in a large campus style estate and associated satellite sites. Duties and responsibilities include:- Carrying out maintenance and repairs Ensuring the continuation of a fit for purpose working environment in accordance with company procedures Applicants should have:- A time-served mechanical engineer qualification Experience of HVAC systems, air compressors and steam condensers Competence in fabrication using a variety of materials Experience in the use of basic machine tools would be an advantage Welding experience and certification would be an advantage A full driving licence Working within a small maintenance team on a wide variety of plant there is an expectation that the successful applicant will be multi skilled and flexible. The post requires the ability to work at height as well as in enclosed spaces, and the post holder must also be able to negotiate crawl spaces. Practical experience of fault finding on a range of plant and equipment systems is desirable. Due to the nature of this role, you must also be able to work outwith normal office hours, as required and as a member of a rotational on-call response team, for which an on-call allowance will be payable. The salary for this role is £32,147.50. Profile and Requirements About Safety Assessment Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. About Charles River Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021. At Charles River Laboratories, we recognize and recruit all talent. We are a company committed to the principle of diversity and inclusion and work daily in this direction. For more information, please visit www.criver.com.
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