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Experience

Jul 2015Present

Plant Engineering Manager

GSK | Ulverston

Responsible for plant equipment performance, within key fast pacing GMP manufacturing facilities that supply Orals Pharmaceutical products to global markets. 

Leading professional engineers, mechanical/electrical technicians and contractors to drive continuous improvement, to deliver plant KPI and to ensure engineering compliance. 

Planning and implementing capital investment strategy based on forecast production, efficiency targets, maintenance requirements, reliability requirements, and regulatory/compliance requirements. 

Managing projects from initiation through to commissioning and beneficial use. 

Member of Site Engineering Leadership Team. 

20142015

Deputy Engineering Operations Manager

GSK | Worthing

Acting first deputy to Engineering Operations Manager ensuring continuity of fast orals pharmaceutical production via planned and reactive maintenance. 

Leading engineering support team of mechanical/electrical/industrial engineers. 

Responsible for GMP and safety compliance management within engineering function.  

Mentoring junior engineer / Industrial Placement student. 

20122015

Support Engineer

GSK | Worthing

Providing engineering technical support across business units. This includes root cause investigations, equipment performance improvements, planned changes and identifying/performing site staff training. 

Leading capital projects to optimise new and existing plants, responsible for activities relating to design, budget, installation, commissioning and validation. 

Leading Lean Sigma improvement programme that enabled 2.2% OEE improvement per packaging line. 

Owner of site DESEAR/ATEX projects and engineering compliance projects. Mitigated all 8 red risks and 14 amber risks. Resolved equipment deviations enabled 25% product defect reduction. 

20112012

Mechanical Engineering Associate

GSK | Worthing

Responsible for optimisation of Augmentin solid dose Secondary manufacturing and packaging facilities. 

Training and experience in using Lean Sigma principles

Implementing and managing site OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) monitoring system. 

Mar 2011Mar 2011

Industrial Project Engineer (Intern)

Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd. | Darlington

Leading manufacturing facility design for newly launched fire protection product. 

Dec 2010Dec 2010

Industrial Project Engineer (Intern)

British Engines | Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Using lean-sigma tools to improve performance of rotary valve assembly process. 

Sep 2010Sep 2010

Industrial Project Engineer (Intern)

Palintest Ltd | Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Using DFA (Design For Assembly) methodology to reduce production cost of 30%. 

Jun 2009Jul 2009

Summer Internship

Sunward Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd. | Hunan, China

Assisted design of Pile Driving Machinery components and their manufacturing process. 

Education

MSc in Design & Operations Engineering

Durham University

Master with Merit

BEng in Mechanical Engineering

University of Birmingham

1st Class Hon

BEng in Mechanical Engineering

Central South University, Hunan, China

Professional Certifications

Lean-Sigma Greenbelt

Expert in Operational Excellence / Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

Mechanical Legislation for PSSR/PED and PUWER

ABB

Pumps & Pumping Systems

Cranfield University

AMIMECHE

IMECHE

En-route to becoming Chartered Engineer in 1-2 years time

STEM Ambassador

Advocating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in local schools/colleges

Technical Report Writing

IMECHE

Key Skills

GMP
Project Management
Team Leadership
Communications & Presentations