Clitheroe BB7, UK Req #787
Monday, July 10, 2023

Kindeva is a leading global contract developer and manufacturer (CDMO) with delivery platform expertise in Autoinjector, Inhalation, Transdermal/Intradermal Patch Technologies. We partner with our customers to improve patient outcomes around the world. Together, as One Team, we will manufacture many more tomorrows. Ready to be part of a team with purpose? Look no further, we are hiring for a passionate and experienced Toolmaker to join our Clitheroe team. 


Job Responsibilities 


Responsible for the day-to-day repair and maintenance of all component production presses, to ensure daily production targets are achieved.

Engage with continuous improvements activities within the module including, Safety, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

Involves a shift operation covering a wide variety of products & processes for the production of current and next generation Metered Dose Inhalers.



  • Work safely in line with behavioural safety principles.
  • Carry out maintenance and refurbishment of transfer press and progression tools.
  • You must be competent in using manual machine tools i.e., lathes, milling machines, surface, cylindrical and internal grinding machines.
  • Carry out routine preventative maintenance tasks in accordance with the company’s asset care programme.
  • Manufacture and maintain a healthy supply of spares to minimise downtime.
  • Set up machines for change of job in a timely manner and authorise for production.
  • You must be able to read and interpret Technical Drawings / Technical Specifications.
  • Comply with the 10 rules of cGMP.
  • Use appropriate diagnostic tools to assist in resolving machine problems.
  • Communicate with colleagues and team leaders at shift handover to ensure any problems are left with full detailed explanations.
  • Ensure clear, concise documentation when populating manufacturing information sheets, intervention logbooks and in-process checks.
  • Contribute, initiate, and support continuous improvement activities.
  • Ability to make decisions independently, demonstrating a structured thought process.


Knowledge & Skills


  • Experience in deep draw transfer press (Platarg and/or Bruderer) work is essential.
  • Time-served Toolmaker. City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Computer literate in Word and Excel is desirable
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Confident interpersonal skills


Hours of work

Rotating 2 shift pattern Monday to Friday.  6am – 2pm / 1.45pm – 9.45pm (incurring a 25% shift premium).


Dependent on level of experience.  Salary band is £41,000 to £47,500 per annum (inclusive of shift premium), plus annual company bonus scheme between 4.5% – 6.5% of base pay, dependent on overall company performance. 

Life Assurance
Company Pensions Scheme
Employee Assistance Program
25 days holiday per year increasing by 1 day every 5 years up to an additional 5 days

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required No
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