Site Based Laboratory Engineer

Posted 3 weeks ago

Location: Site based in the Cambridge area

My client is a Forbes listed global service provider to the largest and most successful blue-chip companies across the Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors!

This exciting role is supporting a fast-growing and innovative European pharmaceutical organisation in a well-established, technologically advanced facility working with cutting edge laboratory automation!

You will have amazing opportunities to progress internally within the business with the knowledge that you are truly making a difference to healthcare and scientific discovery!

The Requirements of the Laboratory Engineer:

  • To be considered for the site-based Laboratory Engineer role you will already have 3+ years’ experience as a Field Based or In-house/Site Based Service Engineer for a Laboratory Supplies, Biotech, Pharmaceutical or CRO organisation
  • You will have specific experience of servicing and repairing laboratory equipment such as Centrifuges, CO2 Incubators, Balances, Autoclaves, Microscopes, Vacuum pumps or similar
  • Hold a relevant Engineering qualification (ONC, HNC, NVQ, City & Guilds)
  • 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 the Laboratory Engineer:

  • As the on-site Laboratory Engineer you will provide high quality maintenance, calibration and repairing for a wide range of laboratory equipment such as Centrifuges, Autoclaves, CO2 Incubators, Balances, Microscopes and much more
  • Ensure prompt, flexible, customer focused specialist engineering support whilst maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory, and engineering standards
  • Diagnose faults on complex equipment and systems utilizing the multi-disciplinary support internal and external to the team to produce a satisfactory solution
  • 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
  • Use technical knowledge to identify and source components and services
  • 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
  • Manage the availability of essential spares to support the range of equipment and systems used within the laboratory 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


  • Base Salary Circa: £30,000 – £37,000 (DOE)
  • Life Insurance (Death in Service)
  • Pension
  • 25 Days Annual Holidays + 8 Bank Holidays

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

You must have the right to work in the UK.

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