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Manufacturing Process Technician (Rotational Shift)

Manufacturing Process Technician (Rotational Shift) 

Hours:  42 hours per week

Salary: TBC

Ref No: HRJOB4423

Business Unit: Sciences

Location: Craigavon

Open To: Internal and external applicants may apply

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.

Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 

Let’s be exceptional together

The Role

The manufacturing team operates in 3 main areas: peptides, small scale small molecule API and large scale small molecule API. We produce batches from a few grams right through to hundreds of kg scale. Peptide and small scale API manufacture is performed in laboratory like cGMP environments in large scale glassware; large scale API manufacturing is carried out in highly engineered large scale equipment.

We are currently seeking to expand our manufacturing team within the Small Molecule API manufacturing organisation. We are looking for motivated individuals who can bring knowledge and expertise to our teams. Whether you are wanting to take your first steps into the pharmaceutical manufacturing, or are an experienced industry professional, you can be sure we have a role and the potential of an exciting career here for you at Almac. As a process technician you will be responsible for the manufacture of small molecule APIs/Intermediates whilst adhering to all GMP and HSE requirements.

The products we manufacture are used by our customers in clinical trials and we also produce a number of launched marketed pharmaceuticals. As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Please note this role involves a weekly rotational shift pattern (Monday – Friday)

week one: 07.45-16.15 

week two: 15.45-00.15

week three: 23.45-08.15 

Essential Criteria

GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics


Significant relevant experience of working in a manufacturing/production position

Desirable Criteria

(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • GCSE (or equivalent) in Science related subject (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Engineering)
  • Educated to A-level (or equivalent) standard.
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing/production environment

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


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • 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
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Westfield healthcare benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply

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Closing Date

14th November 2018 at 17.00 hours

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