Manufacturing Process Technician (contract) - Early/Late Shift Pattern (M)

Purpose of the Job:

To operate a variety of manufacturing processes under controlled conditions and to monitor and record quality control data.



Early and Late Shift Pattern:  Weekly rotating, two-shift pattern of 6.00am to 2.00pm and 1.45pm to 10.00pm with 60 minutes’ break time during each shift.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Follow work instructions to manufacture fuel cells within the manufacturing department to quality and production plans, to include accurate weighing and recording of data, operating process equipment and completing in-process checks.
  • Carry out visual inspection of fuel cells against quality standards and record data.
  • Perform all quality control actions as identified on the control plans.
  • Inform the line manager of any non-conformances with the process or product and take the necessary actions as indicated on the control plan.
  • Maintain adequate stocks of raw materials to complete the required processes and report any shortages.
  • Work with R&D and Engineering personnel in continuous improvement activities.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety requirements are observed.
  • Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Basic engineering/scientific/chemical/manufacturing process skills.
  • Previous manufacturing operations experience.
  • Previous experience as a Laboratory Technician, ie solution-making, small batch-making etc
  • Experience of working in controlled areas eg GMP, clean room.
  • Previous quality control measurement and reporting experience.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Evidence of numeracy and literacy skills.
  • An understanding of ISO9001.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


Internal and External Relationships:

  • Quality Team: reporting quality issues; operating QC instruments; direction on cell quality; training.
  • Manufacturing Engineering: reporting equipment/process failures; direction on process equipment requirements; training.
  • Facilities Team (incl H&SE): reporting site/facility issues; reporting near miss and incidents; direction on facility requirements; training.