Current vacancies

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Updated 19 August 2019

Below is a summary of our vacancies, for more information please click on the vacancy that interests you.

 

 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for permanent staff members including 25 days holiday, private medical and dental cover and an excellent pension scheme.

 

 

Product Support Specialist

 

Reports To:

 

Technical Support Manager

 

Direct Reports:

 

None

 

Job Purpose:

 

To ensure that allocated products meet performance expectations.

 

Key Job Accountabilities:

 

Provide remote technical support for customers and field personnel.

 

Ensure allocated service requests are closed down within SLA terms.

 

Co-ordinate the resolution of product related problems where solutions do not already exist.

 

Monitor the performance of allocated products in the field.

 

Maintain an on line knowledge database for allocated products.

 

Co-ordinate software and hardware releases to the field.

 

Assist in the writing /editing of technical manuals.

 

Develop PM and other routine technical procedures for allocated products.

 

Manage content of engineer and customer training.

 

Liaise with specialists to assist customers in developing / tailoring their equipment applications.

 

Lead meetings with other engineering departments to share data.

 

Manage lines of communication with end users and other key groups.

 

Work with development departments to introduce new capabilities to the field.

 

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:

 

HNC/HND or degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.  Experience in lieu considered.

 

Experience:

 

Experience in a technical engineering role working with sophisticated capital equipment e.g. Field, commissioning, development, mechanical.

 

Confidence dealing directly with internal and external stakeholders.

 

Experience of systems used in similar bioprocess applications is highly desirable.

 

Key job skills:

 

Essential:

 

High standard of electro-mechanical abilities.

 

Flexible approach to solving problems.

 

Accurate technical writing skills.

 

Strong communications skills.

 

Ability to manage meetings efficiently.

 

Team player.

 

Able to prioritise own work.

 

Take responsibility for work and actions.

 

Ability to use own initiative under pressure.

 

Desirable:

 

Product application skills.

 

Ability to train effectively.

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Pay and Benefits Service Partner

 

Scope

 

To provide an efficient, effective and professional support service to the Pay and Benefits Officer, covering seven monthly payrolls including 5 UK payrolls and 2 Irish payrolls.

 

Reports To

 

Pay and Benefits Officer

 

Direct Reports

 

None

 

Key Job Accountabilities

 

To support the Pay and Benefits officer by running various payroll administration processes.

 

This will include:

 

Inputting of payroll information on to the SAGE payroll system.

 

Running monthly payrolls in conjunction with the Pay and Benefits Officer.  

 

Logging and maintaining absence and holiday data on the SAGE payroll system.

 

Maintaining payroll and benefit related spreadsheets.

 

Liaison with the company’s benefits brokers to ensure coverage of relevant benefits for employees.

 

Annual holiday statement creation.

 

Remuneration statement creation.

 

Dealing with employee queries as and when they arise.

 

Calculation of company sick pay and creating the relevant employee correspondence.

 

To assist with absence reporting and providing data for the HR Service Partner to conduct return to work interviews.

 

Qualifications

 

Payroll qualification desirable but not essential.

 

Good standard of education.

 

Experience

 

Proven payroll experience in a challenging, flexible and fast-moving environment.

 

Experience of working in a confidential environment, within a payroll function.

 

Ability to competently and accurately work with databases, spreadsheets and software packages.

 

Intermediate level MS Office skills: Word, Excel, Outlook.

 

Capable of quickly and accurately prioritising workload, without sacrificing attention to detail.

 

Previous experience dealing with SMP, SPP, SSP etc.

 

Key Job Skills

 

Essential

 

Ability to learn new IT based systems.

 

Able to prioritise workload efficiently and work to deadlines.

 

Clear, effective written and verbal communication skills.

 

Good level of numeracy.

 

Customer focused.

 

Able to multi-task.

 

Able to work under pressure.

 

Attention to detail and accuracy.

 

Reconciliation of reporting for Finance.

 

Clear understanding of Pension processes and rules around auto-enrolment.

 

Ability to complete a payroll from start to finish including sending RTI submissions.

 

Flexible approach to problem solving.

 

Able to demonstrate confidence in dealing with employees at all levels within the Company.

 

Proactive hands on approach.

 

Motivated and enthusiastic.

 

Compassionate, diplomatic nature.

 

Able to operate on own initiative with a proactive, “can do” attitude.

 

Desirable

 

Previous experience of Sage Payroll system.

 

Previous experience of dealing with employee benefits.

 

Previous experience of Workday.

 

 

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Software Engineer

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the design, development, testing, documentation and maintenance of high quality software for new systems and enhancements to existing systems, with a focus on User Experience and User Interface development.
To participate in the continuous improvement of the Software Group platforms, processes, tools and techniques.
This role will involve both individual working as well as team working. In addition, dependant on experience, this role can include leading small teams and the general technical management of others.

Key Job Accountabilities:

Work within projects to:
Realise system requirements into designs and software code, specialising in User Experience and User Interface elements.
Ensure that applications meets user requirements, provides an excellent user experience, and meets all identified standards, guidelines and corporate branding requirements.
Develop and complete required documentation, including contribution to product user manuals.
Participate in team and project meetings.
Discuss requirements with stakeholders.
To build expertise regarding User Interface Design across Sartorius products and act as knowledge area expert within the software group.
To participate fully in continuous improvement activities, and to pro-actively identify opportunities for improvement in the processes used. Taking responsibility, where designated, for designing and implementing the changes necessary.
As appropriate, Software Engineers will also be expected, from time to time, to undertake both Architectural Design work and/or to adopt the role of Software Lead on suitable projects.
To undertake all work in accordance with the appropriate Quality Standards and processes.

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:

Minimum BSc (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent from established University, preferably Computer Science or Software Engineering.

Experience:

Industrial experience in software development within a quality-conscious environment.
Extensive experience in User Interface development and demonstrated excellence in design and delivery of sophisticated User Experience.
Fluent in C#, WPF and User Interface development through professional use with Visual Studio development environment.
Using version control, change control and code quality control processes.
Using automated software build, release and test environments (e.g. TFS).
Working in Agile teams using applied frameworks (e.g. SCRUM, DSDM, Lean, FDD, TDD).
Working in environments where regular builds, unit tests and integration testing are the norm and able to contribute to these activities.

Key Job Skills:

Essential:
C# with .Net Framework in Visual Studio (recent/current version).
User Interface Design with WPF.
Experience with common patterns and techniques for User Interface construction including MVVM.
Agile framework; SCRUM, Lean TFS and GIT.
Clear verbal and written communications.
Team worker.
Self-motivated.
Good time management.

Desirable:
Experience with JavaScript/Java development for web applications.
Task estimating and scheduling.
Creative.
Good planning skills.
Capable of grasping the “big picture” at the same time as holding onto detail.

You can apply online or send your CV directly to: roystonhr@sartorius.com

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Supply Chain Administrator

The manufacturing team is responsible for the manufacture, test and commissioning of a range of products and consumables for the life science market. The SCM Administrator will be responsible for undertaking a range of supply chain and administration functions that allow the business to purchase components assemble, test and ship finished products to a worldwide marketplace on time and without shortages.

 

The main responsibilities of this role are:

The successful candidate will be extremely conscientious in their attitude, which will be reflected in their appreciation of quality, cost and efficiency.

A flexible attitude towards working hours and a competent, keen and resilient personality are also key to this role.

 

Job purpose:

Assist the SCM Team with general administration duties including updating Planning and Build procedures and work instructions, resolving Build Partner material issues, kitting and job expediting, collect and deliver post and creation of Kanban cards.

Ensuring Syteline (ERP system) is kept up to date at all times.

Support Manufacturing management through creating and maintaining Metrics Dashboard and Group KPI’s.

Be coordinator of the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process within manufacturing, ensuring all new ECO’s entering the manufacturing team are assigned to the correct Engineer/Planner.

Prepare the SCM metrics monthly.

Analysis and presentation work via EXCEL.

Support the Planning Manager through implementing new or updated processes.

To provide routine support to the Planning and Purchasing Managers.

Key Job Accountabilities:

Through gathering requirements, create new and maintain existing Manufacturing Metrics.

 

Create and maintain a monthly Dashboard to spot issues and aid timely decision making for Manufacturing Management.

 

Analysis of inventory (EXCEL) and implementing new or updated processes (this may include hands on work with components).

 

Maintenance of build work instructions and documentation.

 

Creation of standard reports to aid completion of Syteline housekeeping tasks.

 

Coordinator of the Syteline DATAVIEW (user configurable reports) area.

 

Review and communication  (at least weekly) of kitting priorities.

 

Carry out general administration duties including creation of Kanban cards and investigating material shortages highlighted by the use of the Kanban system.

 

Ensure all new ECO’s entering the manufacturing team are assigned to the correct Engineer/Planner.

 

Track all manufacturing ECO’s and report on ECO progress each month.

 

Ensure all implemented ECO’s are assigned to correct people in a timely manner.

 

Ensure Syteline is up to date at all times.

 

Assist supporting business functions through advice and problem solving.

 

To be proactive and in communicating with internal customers (Production, Manufacturing, Engineering managers) and other team (Procurement/Stores and Design) members.

 

Update Stores spreadsheet with daily KanBan picks for previous day.

Attend and compile minutes for meetings where required.

Administrating consignment stock of certain components.

 

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:

GCSE/AS/A level Mathematics

Macro level MS Excel

Previous user experience of an MRP II or ERP control system

 

Experience:

Essential:

Strong user of PCs and software packages; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

Advantageous:

Key job skills:

Essential

Desirable:

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Assistant Planner

 

 

 

The manufacturing team is responsible for the manufacture, test and commissioning of a range of products and consumables for the life science market. The Assistant Planner will be responsible for undertaking the range of planning functions that allow the business to purchase components, assemble, test and ship finished products to a worldwide marketplace on time and without shortages.

 

 

 

The main responsibilities of this role are:

 

Assist with running the day to day activity for specific products including material, kitting and job expediting.

Assist with BOM and Job tidying exercises to ensure the ERP is up to date.

Assist in the transfer of new products and machine variations from Design (Beta phase) into Manufacturing.

Assist the Planning Team with general administration duties including Planning Metrics and resolving Build Partner material issues.

The  successful candidate will be extremely conscientious in their attitude, which will be reflected in their appreciation of quality, cost and efficiency.

A flexible attitude towards working hours and a competent, keen and resilient personality are also key to this role.

Key Job Accountabilities:

 

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:

GCSE/AS/A level Mathematics

Advanced level MS Excel

Previous user experience of an MRP II or ERP control system (desirable)

 

Experience:

Working in a manufacturing environment using ERP system.

Knowledge of engineering materials and manufacturing processes.

Strong user of PCs and software packages; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.

Ability to analyse and publish data in MS Excel.

Providing support to manufacturing / production.

Working with others to resolve technical and procurement difficulties.

Managing pressure and conflicts.

Working in a multi-product, mixed processes manufacturing environment.

 

Key job skills:

Essential:

 

Organisational skills.

Effective problem solving skills.

Health and Safety Awareness.

Analytical  / numerate.

Computer literate – MS Excel, Windows.

Effective Communicator (written and verbal).

Commercial awareness (Cost vs. Benefit).

Manufacturing experience.

Self motivated and confident.

Team worker with good people skills.

Proactive and logical approach.

 

Desirable:

 

Estimation and planning skills.

Technical / engineering interest.

Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.

Meetings experience.

Supply Chain experience.

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Graduate Software Engineer

Working within a highly experienced group capable programmers and testers, you will design and develop robust, cutting edge software using C# and WPF. Previous commercial experience is not required, but a secure understanding of coding gained whilst at University is essential.

The software engineering group works with colleagues in the machine control and hardware groups to develop state of the art automation products for the pharmaceutical industry, the Software teams.

The successful Graduate Software Engineer will build up a detailed knowledge of the full software development pipeline from requirements analysis and design, through implementation or system integration and testing.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a capable graduate with an established track record of analytical thinking and well developed people skills to join a well-established firm with a clearly defined career path and excellent range of benefits.

Job Purpose

On Projects to be responsible for the production of detailed designs, software code, software testing and the documentation for new systems and enhancements to existing systems.

To participate in the continuous improvement of the Software Groups platforms, processes, tools and techniques.

This role will involve both individual working as well as team working.

Key Job Accountabilities

On Project work, to:

Realise system requirements into designs and software code.

Ensure that the design and software code meets the functional and technical specifications and passes the acceptance test plans, within specified time, cost and quality requirements.

Design, develop and undertake appropriate test plans.

Develop and complete the required documentation.

Participate in design and code reviews.

Report progress against the plan.

To participate in the configuration, commissioning, roll-out, acceptance testing and support of new and existing systems, including enhancements and applications support.

 

To participate fully in continuous improvement activities, including Software Group Forums, and to pro-actively identify opportunities for improvement in the processes used, and taking responsibility, where designated, for designing and implementing the changes necessary. 

 

As appropriate, Software Engineers will also be expected, from time to time, to undertake both Architectural Design work.

 

To undertake all work in accordance with the appropriate Quality Standards and processes.

 

Education/Qualifications/Special Training

Minimum BSc (Hons) 2:1 from an established university in a numerate discipline, preferably Computer Science or Software Engineering.

 

Experience

Key job skills

Essential

Professional and Technical expertise.

Oral and Written communication skills.

Excellent problem solving ability.

Excellent technical communication skills.

Solid skills using Windows and Microsoft office.

Focus on customer requirements.

Commercial awareness.

Team-based style, and able to work alone, when required, within a defined remit.

 

Desirable

Knowledge of business environment.

Software design methodologies.

Knowledge of other high level languages, especially C#

Broad electromechanical experience.

Forward looking.

Creative.

Good planning skills.

 

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

 

Software Test Engineer

Job Purpose:
To be responsible for independent, third-party testing of application software produced in the software group. This may include testing applications that integrate control over physical automated systems.

To ensure testing is delivered on schedule while working under the guidance of the test manager.

Key Job Accountabilities:
• Production and maintenance of system test plans and specs, manual test cases, automated test scripts, test execution results and test reports.
• System integration (of hardware and software components) and software testing on Windows desktop PCs, emulated platforms and real systems.
• Classification (technical and business) and reporting of faults found in a release.
• Following through to resolution of all faults discovered in the software.
• Liaising with software designers and developers to understand the business requirements and product functionality.
• Supporting the development & definition of standards and processes for software testing in projects and product developments, working within a framework informed by ISTQB® standards.
• Supporting the assessment and introduction of testing techniques and tools.
• Liaising with Testing Staff (Test engineers & Test Managers) across Sartorius sites in project roles as well as to ensure adoption of shared processes and best practice.

Secondary Objectives:
• Assisting the project team with the software integration phase on the hardware, taking a client-like role in order to ensure faults are dealt with in a timely manner.

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:
Degree in an engineering or science subject, with a good IT content.

ISTQB® certification desirable.

Experience:
3+ years industrial experience in the software development arena conducting testing within a quality-conscious environment. Experience working with ISTQB® approach and standard.

Experience in the creation and execution of functional, system integration (end-to-end), regression and non-functional tests (e.g. performance). Exposure to and hands-on experience with a range of tools supporting automated testing, including Windows based User Interface testing, is an advantage.

Experience in testing complex systems built using modern programming languages.

Experience of working in environments where regular builds, unit tests and software integration testing are the norm. Candidate able to contribute to these activities.

Experience of system fault-finding, diagnosing to subsystem level.

Experience of using version control, change control and code quality control processes.

Experience of using test management or ALM tools to design, execute and maintain test cases (examples – Siemens Polarion, MS Test manager, HP Quality center/ALM).

Experience of using defect management tools to raise, monitor and retest defects found in the software.

Experience of general computer and peripheral configuration, and common mechanisms for computer communication and control over external components.

Key Job Skills
Essential:
Writing and executing manual test cases.
Basic scripting and executing automated tests.
Use of Windows OS platform as administrative / power user.
Ability to grasp large and complex software application.
Use of a Test management tool or Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint to produce and maintain reports and presentations.

Desirable:
Some insight into software development processes.
Willing to travel overseas as and when necessary.
Use of SQL.
Use of MS Powershell.
Use of XML.
Behavioural Skills.

Essential:
Problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail, thoroughness.
Clear verbal and written communications.
Excellent record keeping.
Probing attitude in testing systems, self-directed generation of test approaches.

Desirable:
Good planning skills.
Team worker.
Capable of grasping the “big picture” and holding onto detail.
Self-motivated.
Creative.

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Development Scientist

Job Overview
Sartorius Stedim Biotech is a global company providing bioprocessing solutions to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. This role, based within the Sartorius Stedim, Royston R&D team, is an opportunity to be involved in the early-stage development of new and innovative product offerings. In the role you will provide biological and/or chemical engineering input to a multidisciplinary team (including mechanical, electrical and software engineers; and business development and technology experts) focussed on solving a range of diverse engineering challenges and will demonstrate and prove those solutions. As a member of that team you will provide expert input into the selection of appropriate engineering approaches as well as
representing the position of a typical end-user of the products being developed. Much of the work will be focused around development of automated small-scale bioprocessing equipment, e.g. stirred tank reactors (ambr) and associated systems, and initially on a day-to-day basis you will be developing and executing experimental test plans and reviewing the results of these with other members of the team and presenting data at a range of levels within the organisation. As such, this represents an opportunity to both gain experience in the ambr range of products and interact with a range of highly skilled individuals.

Key Job Accountabilities
• Experiment planning (the design of new experiments and test procedures), experiment execution and analysis of results.
• Sourcing and preparation of materials for testing new technologies and automated systems at Sartorius Stedim, Royston.
• Execution of biological/biochemical based assays.
• Preparation of data and reports.
• Participation in design reviews with peers and others.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Education/Qualifications/Special Training:
PhD/ EngD in relevant field of study, e.g. Biochemical Engineering, Biology or Chemical Engineering.

Experience:
Experience of good aseptic laboratory technique and mammalian culture is essential.
Experience with stirred tank or other forms of bioreactor is preferred. Such experience will ideally have been gained in an industrial or academic bioprocessing laboratory and candidates will ideally have some understanding of the bioprocessing industry. Candidates should have a high level of general scientific technique and laboratory competence.

More generally candidates should be experienced in planning and execution of experiments and delivering data and conclusions for group review, ideally as part of a project team environment or within an academic environment with regular presentation & peer review programmes.

Key Job Skills
Essential
• Mammalian cell culture.
• Experience of bioreactor operation.
• Ability to analyse complex technical data.
• Ability to plan project work and meet deadlines.
• Effective and efficient preparation and delivery of appropriate level technical reports, manuals, presentations.

Desirable
• Micro-organism culture.
• Downstream processing experience.
• Instrumentation development experience.

Behavioural Skills
Essential
• Capability to take ownership of and responsibility for project activities.
• Creative thinking.
• Logical problem solving and analytical skills.
• Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Effective interpersonal and communications skills.
Desirable
• Positive disposition.
• Able to work under pressure.
• Highly practical.

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.