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Microbiology Technician-Junior

  • Job reference: 925991
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 13/06/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Microbiology Technician-Junior for our multinational medical devices client based in the Lancashire area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose:
Carry out microbiological testing to ensure the ongoing quality of product. Interface with other departments to ensure timely release of products and materials. Support with laboratory investigations and non-conformance investigations. Ensure the principles of cGMP are applied and that all documentation is followed to comply with ISO9000, ISO13485, FDA QSRs and the Medical device directive. Support documentation revisions


Main Responsibilities of the role:

  • Ensure that microbiological testing is performed in a timely manner
  • Day to day performance
    - Bioburden testing
    - Sterility testing
    - Antibiotic potency testing
    - Environmental monitoring
    - Enumeration and identification of contaminants
    - Management of consumables and materials used in testing
    - Autoclaving of items for the laboratory and production
    - Execution of the laboratory cleaning program
    - Review of sterilization documentation
  • 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
  • Support investigations to assist in the completion of Non-conformance reports and OOS excursions
  • Support validation of test methods and equipment for the microbiology department
  • Support validation of processes for sterility assurance
  • Liaise with sterilization contractors and approved manufactures to ensure data is retrieved and available
  • Ensure that consumables are ordered in a timely manner to avoid testing delays
  • Liaise with sterilization contractors and approved manufactures to ensure data is retrieved and available
  • Ensure that consumables are ordered in a timely manner to avoid testing delays
  • Able to follow procedures to ensure the principles of cGMP are upheld

    Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate
  • Minimum of A level in Science or mathematics discipline (international equivalents acceptable)
  • Desired BSc degree in Biological sciences
  • Minimum 1 years' experience in a laboratory setting (Practical laboratory experience gained through a degree is acceptable)
  • Working with Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office)
  • Desired previous experience working within a quality environment in the Food, Consumer, Pharmaceutical or Medical device industry
  • Able to follow procedures to ensure the principles of cGMP are upheld
  • Understanding of basic Microbiological concepts
  • Knowledge of microbiological test methods

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.