About The Role

Job Role:

  • To perform preventative maintenance procedures and repair where necessary the automated pick system, (Automat and integrated line), using electrical/electronic mechanical and pneumatic disciplines. 
  • To maintain and repair the associated equipment where applicable to the role (subject to qualifications and legal requirements), consisting of: compressors, label printers, strapping machines, manual barcode scanners, PC’s and printers.
  • Where specialist repairs are required, the Automat Engineer is expected to arrange for the timely execution of this work, including overseeing contractors on site when necessary.
  • To ensure a comprehensive stock of spare parts is available at all times to support the Automat and associated equipment.
  • To maintain records relating to the maintenance and repair of the equipment and the spare parts stockholding.
  • To liaise with the Alliance Healthcare internal agencies to ensure maximum availability, reliability and efficiency is achieved in the operation and day to day running of the Automat.
  • To assist in staff training that is directly related to the correct and safe practice for automated equipment.
  • Additional technical duties specific to the branch are stated under the heading “Additional Information”.
  • To be part of the call out procedure and to maintain cover for breakdowns and repairs during branch working hours. (See additional Information)
  • Where there is a requirement within the SC for the engineer to assume managerial responsibility, full management responsibility will be assumed of any direct reports including regular appraisal, development and performance management.
  • Maintain standards in accordance with the Health & Safety Policy
  • Understand the CSC Business Plan and Objectives
  • Other general duties as and when required
About You

Job Knowledge

  • Broad based knowledge of Electrical/Mechanical equipment, with a minimum of at least 2 years technical experience spent with computer controlled machinery.
  • Experience of pneumatics, conveying systems and compressed air is also a requirement of the role.
  • Intermediate numeracy and literacy are also requirements of the role.
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills 

    Key Working Relationships:

  • Service Centre Management Team.

  • Relevant Suppliers.

  • Other Service Centre Engineers.
  • National Distribution (Engineers facilitator).
  • Direct reports (where applicable).
  • Number of reports will vary according to Distribution Centre.

Level of Decision Making:

  • Maintenance & repair of all equipment under his responsibility (as detailed above).
  • Ordering and purchasing of tools, spares or any other relevant equipment will require written authorisation from the Service Centre General Manager (e.g. PO sign off).
  • The timing of equipment shutdown for repair or replacement (within or outside normal working hours) will be agreed in conjunction with the service centre management team.

    Additional Information:

  • It should be noted that manual handling tasks such as lifting and bending are “essential requirements” of this role.

  • Whilst Alliance Healthcare is committed to developing positive policies to promote equal opportunities in employment, we have a duty of care to ensure we do not instigate or worsen any conditions that would prevent the employee from carrying out manual handling duties.
  • On that basis, for this role we cannot make “reasonable adjustments” for any applicant who is unable to carry out such duties. If you are unsure as to whether this applies to your application, you must detail on your application form and discuss at interview any information you feel may be relevant.
  • Existing employees should keep their line manager informed of any changes that may affect their ability to carry out such duties.
  • Call out responsibilities.

In return we will offer you a competitive salary, company vehicle and benefits package.  

About The Company

Alliance Healthcare is a leading distributor and wholesaler of pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products, serving over 16,200 pharmacies, hospitals and dispensing doctors throughout the UK on a twice daily basis.

We play a vital role in the medical supply chain and it's our responsibility to offer a reliable service that ensures our customers receive the right product, in the right place, at the right time.