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Senior Operator Grade 1

Senior Operator

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Rotating Shifts)

Salary: £10.11 per hour plus relevant shift premiums

Ref No: HRJOB3645

Business Unit: Clinical Services

Location: Craigavon

Open To: Internal and External Applicants


The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned, local organisation that has organically grown from Craigavon for over 50 years now, employing almost 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide. 

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life. We are proud of our distinct company culture which welcomes employees from all walks of life – you don’t have to come from a pharmaceutical background to be part of our team.

Let’s be exceptional together

The Role

We are currently offering a number of opportunities to join our Clinical Services Secondary Production team as Senior Operator on a permanent basis. 

Senior Operators oversee operations within packaging rooms to ensure that the quality of products for the safety and protection of our end customer – the patient. They ensure that the correct input materials and labels have been issued to the production run, and organise the layout of the processing area. They also train Operators to ensure expected outputs are achieved.

These roles will be based in our manufacturing plant in Craigavon and will work on a weekly rotational day/evening shift basis.

Shift hours are Monday to Friday 0730 – 1530 hours (day shift) and 1530 – 2330 hours (evening shift). 

Essential Criteria

  • GCSE (or equivalent) passes (Grade C or above) in Mathematics and English Language OR significant relevant experience of working in a manufacturing/production position
  • Experience of working within Standard Operating Procedures and/or associated work instructions
  • Experience of completing documentation to a high standard

Additional essential and desirable criteria are outlined in the job description and personnel specification attached to the online job posting

In addition to a competitive salary and opportunities for training and progression, we also offer a range of other benefits including:


Competitive salary

Westfield Health Benefit

Learning and development opportunities and support

Health promotions

Enhanced pension contribution

Long service awards

34 days annual leave allowance

Marriage leave

Free car parking

Moving house leave

Subsidised restaurant

Paid medical appointments

Childcare vouchers (including early return bonus)

Occupational sick pay

Enhanced maternity pay

On site physiotherapist

Critical illness policy

Perks discount scheme

Death in service benefit

Westfield health benefit


To Apply: This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly expanding, local company at an exciting time in our history.  Apply online at

Closing Date: Sunday 16th of September at 2100 hours

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