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QC Technician

  • Job reference: 926720
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 22/07/2019

Orion Group are looking for a QC Technician for our multinational medical devices client based in the Lancashire area on an initial 6-month contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose
To carry out raw material, in-process and final product cement testing to ensure the ongoing quality of the product and to work with production on the validation of new products and processes.


Main Responsibilities of the role

  • To interface with other Departments to ensure a timely approval of products
  • To ensure that relevant documentation, in the form of procedures and specifications are followed to guarantee compliance with ISO 9000, ISO 14001, FDA QSRs and the Medical Devices Directive
  • Ensure that all routine testing is performed in a timely manner in line with agreed schedules
  • The ability to work to a deadline, to cope under pressure and react to changing requirements
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) & Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  • 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
  • To carry out chemical and physical testing of the in-process mills, powder blends and liquid blends to ensure that the quality of products is maintained
  • To carry out the chemical and physical testing of finished products to ensure that the quality of products is maintained
  • To conduct in-process production inspection tasks to ensure the quality of products are maintained
  • To assist raw material inspection as required ensuring the timely approval of products
  • To complete and maintain the appropriate documentation relating to the testing activities, in accordance with the necessary Regulations
  • To carry out Validation of new equipment or test methods as assigned by the Quality Control Group Leader
  • To follow and promote Company, H S & E and Quality standards to enable the site to achieve excellent results
  • To carry out such further tasks that maybe delegated to me by my immediate Manager

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Minimum educational level of Degree Level (or equivalent) plus relevant experience in a science based discipline, preferably Chemistry
  • Minimum of relevant experience in a science based discipline, preferably Chemistry
  • Ensure that all routine testing is performed in a timely manner in line with agreed schedules
  • Well-developed organisational skills with an ability to work independently when required
  • Attention to detail and excellent time management
  • The ability to work to a deadline, to cope under pressure and react to changing requirements
  • In addition, the ability to work as part of a team to achieve results
  • To further ensure that the quality of products is maintained
  • Flexible towards overtime (weekend & evenings)
  • This function involves a close working relationship with the following Departments:
    -NPD/Technical Support Department
    -Quality Assurance
    -Stores
    -Micro
    -Production
  • Will include:
    Machinery: Yes
    Hepatitis-B immunisation: Yes if handling complaints
    Pipetting: Yes
    Chemicals: Yes
    ECA: No
    VDU Use: Yes
    Blood borne pathogens: No
    Standing: Yes
    BSA: No
    Eyesight requirements: Yes as attention to detail is required
    Noise: No
    Lifting: Yes Light/Medium
    Fork-lift truck: No
    Cold Rooms: No
    Height requirement: No
    Allergies: No
    Latex Gloves: Yes
    Driving: Yes
    Laboratory Work: Yes

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.

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