ROYSTON BASED MANUFACTURING FIRM IS EXPANDING
Actively recruiting for a variety of permanent and temporary roles within this growing business.
Sartorius (based in Royston) designs and manufactures high-quality automated equipment for use in the booming biotech sector. Founded in 1989, the firm has grown steadily and has just boasted its best ever year for sales, with new products and forward orders already on the books for 2016. Staff work in a modern, open-plan environment, alongside engineers and technicians from all industry sectors. Manufacturing is low-volume, typically 50 systems a year, and staff work as part of small assembly teams to produce automated systems ranging in value from £50,000 to £2,000,000.
Due to its success, Sartorius is now expanding and needs technical people like Kris, Paul and Tom who all came to work at Sartorius from very different backgrounds. Kris was initially nervous about applying for a job because he was a motor vehicle technician for 22 years. He explains: "I was a bit worried because the work was quite different from what I was used to. From day one everyone helped me and I found that my mechanical engineering experience gave me transferable skills, so it wasn't difficult to adapt. I really enjoy my job now and I don't dread Mondays anymore."
Similar to Kris, Paul also came from a more general engineering background with over 30 years' experience in a range of companies, including one that manufactured plastics thermoforming machines. Paul says: "I really wanted a permanent job but came as a contractor because I was attracted to the variety of electrical and mechanical tasks involved in building the equipment, plus it is a nice clean environment to work in. It is not a production line here, the emphasis is on quality before quantity and everyone takes pride in what they do."
Tom is the only one of the three to have worked previously at a large biotech equipment firm as an assembly technician. He was attracted to Sartorius because, as he comments: "it is a manufacturing environment where we build most of the equipment from scratch in-house and people want to be here to do a good job. The work is not as complicated as you might think it would be in a biotech company and the open culture means we have access to as much information and help as we need to build the equipment to a high standard."
Since joining the company, both Kris and Tom have been promoted to Cell Leader positions, each managing a team of three people and Paul has been made a permanent member of staff. Tom summarises: "Sartorius in Royston is a great place to work. It's easy to get to with free on-site car park and the train station is close by if you don't want to drive. The company looks after you with a good package of benefits, plus there are almost limitless opportunities and hard work is always recognised."
If you're currently working as a technician in machinery automation, automotive or aerospace industries for example, or you're looking for your next career opportunity and you think you'd like to be part of a UK biotech manufacturing success then get in contact with Sartorius today to apply directly for one of the positions on offer.
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