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QC Laboratory Equipment Calibration Specialist

QC Laboratory Equipment Calibration Specialist

  • Location

    Swindon

  • Sector:

    Scientific, Pharmaceutical & Chemical

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £32000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Johnathan Miller

  • Contact email:

    Johnathanm@scantec.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8968

  • Job ref:

    82923

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-02

  • Start date:

    As soon as possible

QC Laboratory Equipment Calibration Specialist
£32 – 40,000 plus 5% bonus
Pharmaceutical Industry
Commutable from Newbury, Cirencester, Swindon, Marlborough, Oxford, Reading, Didcot

A leading Pharmaceutical manufacturing company based in Swindon is currently recruiting for a QC Laboratory Equipment Calibration Specialistto join the business on a permanent basis as part ambitious growth plans.  The role focusses on the calibration, cleaning, set-up and re-validation of QC Laboratory equipment when the QC laboratory is due to change to the testing of a new product.

Salary will depend on experience.  A generous relocation package is also on offer for the successful candidates if needed.  Benefits include Private Medical insurance, up to 10% pension, free parking, cycle to work scheme.

QC Laboratory Equipment Calibration Specialist Duties:
  • Lead, plan, coordinate and execute timely calibration and qualification of all QC laboratory equipment across the QC labs ensuring equipment is kept in a state of control and compliance
  • Ensure QC equipment calibration and qualification activities are planned, effectively tracked, monitored and achieved in accordance with agreed timelines
  • Writing & execution of protocols and reports (URS/DQ/IQ/OQ/PQ), organisation of qualification work into packages suitable for audit presentation
  • Completing routine performance checks and calibration duties on analytical laboratory equipment as specified in the calibration schedule
  • Maintain and control a visual management system of qualification, validation and calibration activities
  • Collaborate and coordinate initiatives with other QC Supervisors and Mangers
  • Regularly generate and provide detailed update reports for Quality and Site management
  • Generate and prepare quality documents e.g. SOP’s and controlled documents
  • Lead and/or support investigations into issue impacting analytical equipment
  • Review & approve deviation and any change proposals related to analytical equipment issues
  • Act as SME for the above with regulators / clients (i.e. key part of audits and inspections)
  • Ensure own KPI actions, plans, targets and objectives are effectively tracked, monitored and achieved in accordance with timelines
  • Ensure standard lead-times are adhered to and support Business Unit and Corporate goals (e.g. RFT and OTD, OTIF)
  • Ensure own work complies with GMP, Data Integrity and Good Documentation Practice (GDP) and is undertaken in accordance with applicable quality documents e.g. SOP’s, analytical methods, Protocols, Guidance’s, etc.
  • Ensure own training is undertaken in a timely and GMP compliant manner before the task is undertaken
  • Identify and drive Practical Process Improvement initiatives (PPI)
QC Laboratory Equipment Calibration Specialist Qualifications and Experience: 
  • Relevant science-based degree; e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical QC function, preferably within a sterile site
  • Substantial Technical experience, must have minimum 5 years’ and ‘hands-on’ knowledge working with calibration and qualification of analytical systems such as balances, HPLC, GC, Chromatography Data System (CDS) such as Waters Empower software, UV, IR with the ability to maintain & troubleshoot these systems
  • Extensive experience of instrumental and traditional analytical techniques
  • Communication skills – must be able to speak, listen, and write. Hold presentations, facilitate meetings and trainings, and create reports
  • Good Collaboration and Conflict resolution skills
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Wants to learn and have a natural curiosity to understand systems and processes
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment essential
For further information and to apply please contact Johnathan Miller at Scantec on 0151._ 666._ 8925 and johnathanm (at) scantec. co. uk



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