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Lab Technician

  • Job reference: 930213
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 25/02/2020

Orion Group Life Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a Lab Technician for our Multinational Medical Devices client based in the Lancashire area on an initial 6-month contract.

You will be provided with an excellent opportunity to grow within a globally-recognised organisation and to progress your career within the industry.


Job Purpose

To support the delivery of priority laboratory and factory based technical programs and testing from initiation through to delivery, in line with the Company project portfolio and Company strategy.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Support business projects as per departmental and company strategy
  • Support investigations and execute actions as part of the CAPA process
  • Conduct lab based testing as required
  • Support execution of annual stability programme
  • Conduct investigations into laboratory failures and raise issues with test results to appropriate level of management
  • Write protocols and reports for studies
  • Co-ordinate own week to week workload in line with your project plans and departmental priorities and overall business framework. Collate resource hours
  • Develop intimate 'hands-on' knowledge of core business products
  • Develop technical expertise in raw materials, in-process products and finished products
  • Adhere to the Change Control and Design Control requirements
  • Support commercial enquiries
  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in compliance with all regulations and laws governing business and quality operations
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all local, national, international and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance
  • Responsible for applying effective problem solving techniques and tools to resolve product performance issues
  • To promote and improve technical knowledge and support in meeting the strategic needs of the business

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • A-levels, BTEC Diploma or equivalent - ideally science
  • Ideally previous experience of working in a laboratory in either a company or academic environment
  • Some previous experience in medical device or related regulated industry desirable but not essential
  • Ideally previous experience in protocol and report writing and data analysis
  • Laboratory experience
  • To have the ability of numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and to be PC literate
  • Project management and problem solving skills
  • A good knowledge of design control and change control
  • Working knowledge and experience in the application of Lean / process excellence methodology for problem solving
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to deal with constantly changing requirements and priorities
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Manage your own time and workload
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills

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For more information on this role, call Ian Towler on +44 (0) 20399944701 or email Ian.Towler@orioneng.com for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities using the reference number: 930213


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