Senior Operator Grade 3 (Packaging Operations)


Location: Based at our state-of-the-art custom designed facilities in Craigavon

Hours: Various Shift Patterns Available – Shift premium of 16.7% for early/late pattern or 33% for night shift

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits package

Business Unit: Almac Pharma Services

Ref No.: HRJOB9909

The Role

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Almac Pharma Services have been manufacturing medicines in tablet, capsule and powder form for over 50 years. We also pack commercial drug products into bottles, blisters and sachets and provide specialised packaging solutions for medical kits, vials and syringes. The expert services we provide supports the provision of medicines and treatments to patients around the world.

The role of Senior Operator Grade 3 is integral to the success of our operations. At this level, you will have the experience, knowledge and skillset to oversee production activities and provide support to the Production Supervisors. You will coordinate operational tasks, ensuring all policies and procedures are followed and all batches are completed correctly on time. You will have additional responsibilities for process improvement and staff development within the team.

You will be visible on the floor monitoring production activities, including planning ahead for raw materials availability, components, checking equipment availability, and monitoring pack rates. Tasks will include Resource Management, Training and Developing Operators, completing and checking Batch Documentation, and driving Process Improvement initiatives. You will use your expertise to ensure process optimisation and downtime reduction, and will manage all set-up checks during the operation and any additional line clearance and cleaning verification checks to assist Supervisory staff.

Due to our continued expansion, we have opportunities for experienced production personnel to join our highly-skilled team – positions are available across various shift working patterns:

  • Rotating Pattern: 06:00-14:00/14:00-22:00 Monday to Friday
  • Night Shift: 22:00-06:00 Sun – Thu

This is an exciting opportunity to excel in a hands-on role ensuring the successful and efficient production and packaging of pharmaceutical drug product. For those with previous experience gained within a regulated environment (e.g manufacturing, packaging, engineering, food & drinks) this would be an ideal opportunity to progress your career within our rapidly growing organisation, where you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional development opportunities available throughout the Almac Group.

Additional Information

  • All applicants must demonstrate eligibility to work in the UK
  • During periods of additional work requests this role will require additional coverage beyond normal working hours. It is a condition of your employment that you are able to fulfil this requirement of the role.


A fantastic salary and benefits package is available, including annual bonus, generous holiday allowance, healthcare reimbursement scheme, and a rewarding role where the work you do will ultimately be contributing to the advancement of human health.

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Closing Date

Closing date for receipt of applications is 22nd July 2024 at 5pm.


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