Laboratory Equipment Engineer

Full Time, Permanent
Posted 2 years ago

Location: Site based in Sandwich, Kent

My client is a leading Laboratory Services provider, who partners with the Top 5 Pharmaceutical organisations globally to support their business-critical laboratory operations

The services they provide ultimately allow scientists and researchers to spend more time on what really matters – advancing scientific research!

The services they provide covers areas such as Laboratory Design, Instrument Service, Repair & Calibration, Data Advisory, Procurement & much more!

The requirements of the Laboratory Equipment Engineer:

  • To be considered for the role of Laboratory Equipment Engineer you will already have 2+ years’ experience as either a Field Based or Inhouse/Site Based Service Engineer for a Laboratory Supplies, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, CRO organisation or similar
  • The ideal candidate will have experience servicing a range of bench top laboratory equipment such as Centrifuges, HPLC, Autoclaves, Balances, Water Baths, Shakers, Stirrers, Laboratory Ovens and similar
  • If you are not a scientific engineer currently you could be working in a Laboratory based role where you have gained experience of performing first line troubleshooting and routine breakdown support for the equipment mentioned above
  • Hold a relevant Engineering qualification (ONC, HNC, NVQ, City & Guilds) OR scientific degree (Biological or Chemistry based)
  • Very strong analytical skills with proven ability to break down and solve complex problems in a logical and structured approach
  • PC literate in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
  • Strong relationship management and excellent communication skills/influencing skills
  • Experience coordinating and scheduling workload to achieve results.
  • Ability to work to own initiative but team orientated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Robust and assertive attitude towards achieving results and motivating team members

The role of Laboratory Equipment Engineer:

  • As the dedicated onsite Laboratory Equipment Engineer, you will ensure prompt, flexible, customer focused specialist engineering and equipment triage support whilst maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and standards
  • This role heavily involves documentation both with the visiting engineers and logging information on the SAP system as you will be working in a GXP & ISO environment with regulated pharmaceutical equipment
  • Plan & carry out engineering maintenance and commissioning work associated with scientific equipment and systems in a safe, cost-effective manner to ensure minimum business disruption
  • Diagnose faults on complex equipment and systems to produce a satisfactory solution
  • Create, manage and review supporting documentation e.g., service reports
  • Support users in the preparation/design of operating procedures, SOPs, Change Control and the deviation, manuals, and drawings
  • Attend client meetings to review on-going performance, areas for continual improvement and opportunities for business growth
  • Build-up and maintain client relationships
  • Manage and improve the client service logging process and asset maintenance systems
  • Schedule and host 3rd party engineering site visits, ensuring QHSE compliance
  • Use technical knowledge to identify and source components and services
  • Manage the availability of essential spares to support the range of equipment and systems used within the R&D facilities in a cost-effective manner
  • Support contract management in the set-up, renewal, and budget of contracts
  • Monitor the performance of the scientific equipment and systems using Key Performance Indicators to instigate improvements and influence changes
  • Act as an ambassador, ensuring a first-class service is always delivered

Salary & Benefits:

  • Base Salary Circa £30,000 – £35,000 (DOE)
  • Pension
  • Laptop & Phone
  • 25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays

For more information about the role or to apply send your CV now to AND call Oliver Gill today on +44 (0) 113 243 3499.

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