Oxford Immunotec, Inc.

  • Science Production Apprentice

    Job Locations UK-Milton Park, Abindgon
    Posted Date 4 months ago(15/01/2018 9:21 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    This position, as a member of the Production team, is specifically responsible for assistance with the manufacture of Oxford Immunotec products to the relevant quality standards.  The Apprentice will work towards a level 3 qualification in Life Sciences. 


    This apprenticeship has been designed by industry for anyone wanting to work as a Science Manufacturing Technician. Apprentices will carry out and operate the systems and equipment involved in the production of products.


    Elements of the Apprenticeship to complete –

    • A Health and Safety qualification, Behaviour and Vocational Competence logs
    • A Knowledge qualification i.e. BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science, Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering, Level 3 Certificate in Laboratory Technical Skills
    • End-Point Assessment with 3 key components

    It is expected that the Apprentice will be engaged in study on average once a week in a group with other apprentices near to the offcie.


    The end-point assessment process is carried once all other elements have been successfully completed. An independent assessor from Science Industry Assessment Service (SIAS) will carry out the 3 stages of the end-point assessment. This apprenticeship is graded at Fail, Pass or Distinction.


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Assist in the manufacture of components and products, including labelling and product assembly, all according to the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and the Quality Management System (QMS).
    • To act as a checker in all manufacturing processes whilst training as an Operator.
    • Assist in the maintenance of appropriate stock levels and to contribute to the management of the proper flow of raw materials, work in progress and finished goods.
    • Complete Manufacturing batch records and related documentation.
    • Work as a team to ensuring that production runs are completed to agreed timelines.
    • Communicate that any likely delays or issues with a given activity are communicated to the appropriate Team Lead in a timely manner.
    • Reading Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and specifications, and maintaining appropriate records.
    • Perform duties in other departments on an occasional basis to meet critical company objectives as requested.
    • Ensure all work is performed to agreed time scales and that senior staff are kept up to date with progress as appropriate
    • Work to Oxford Immunotec Company values at all times


    Desirable Technical skills and abilities

    • 5 GSCE to include English, Maths and a Science
    • A passion for science and a knowledge of life science
    • A desire to continue learning and studying



    Essential Technical skills and abilities


    • Knowledge of Windows and Office bases applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Willing to work towards a qualification in Science Manufacturing
    • Ability to organise and prioritise work loads
    • Previous work experience


    Emotional skills and abilities


    • Capable of handling multiple tasks at the same time.
    • Capable of working effectively in a team environment


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