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  • DUBLIN 2
  • Job reference number:15444722
  • Client ID:RI/AM16810
  • Posted on:14-MAY-2019
  • Location:WATERFORD
  • Job type:PERMANENT

Instrumentation Engineer - County Waterford.

Job Purpose:

In this role you will provide technical support to the Laboratory departments by maintaining all laboratory instrumentation in an operational & qualified state. This role will ensure that both instrument hardware and software qualifications are completed in a timely manner.

This role includes, but is not limited to activities in the following areas:
• Introduction, set-up and commissioning of new instrumentation.
• Maintenance and calibration of existing instrumentation.
• Administration and maintenance of Laboratory instrumentation software systems.

Core Responsibilities:

Develop, maintain and execute all instrumentation calibration & maintenance schedules ensuring that all stakeholders are kept informed where required.
Perform all necessary internal instrument calibrations & maintenance, for example monthly calibration of balances, UV, FT-IR, etc.
Organise & manage the identification, evaluation, purchasing, installation & qualification of any new laboratory instrumentation along with all relevant documentation.
Organise, supervise and approve all external maintenance & calibrations carried out by external vendors on Laboratory instrumentation.
Develop & write all necessary SOP’s & validation protocols relating to the operation, qualification and maintenance of all laboratory instrumentation as necessary.
Develop a working knowledge of all instrumentation software platforms and troubleshoot them as necessary.
Perform/participate in instrument/method troubleshooting as required.
Represent the Instrumentation Laboratory function at all project meetings both internal and external as required, feeding back status updates to the group when necessary.
Ensure all work is carried out in compliance with the required standards, conforming to company, cGxP, SOP's and regulatory regulations and guidelines.
Produce and maintain accurate, GMP compliant records.
Identify & make recommendations for improvements within or outside the department in order to ensure the continuous improvement of the company.

Interested applicants should have:

• BSc Chemistry or related discipline; may consider another qualification with relevant experience.

A lesser qualification may be considered if there is relevant experience, or an engineering qualification may also be considered.
• At least 3 – 5 years' relevant experience in a cGMP environment is required

• Experience in any of the following would be considered advantageous:
o Prior experience in maintenance, qualification and calibration of laboratory instrumentation.
o Prior experience in laboratory software administration.
o Working knowledge of change controls and risk assessments.
o Prior experience in project management.

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