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QC Technician

  • Job reference: 927000
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 08/08/2019

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 cement testing and production inspection tasks to ensure the ongoing quality of product and to interface with other Departments to ensure the timely approval of products.
To work with Production on the Validation of new products and processes and on the investigation of problems and participate in Company projects, as required.

To ensure that relevant documentation in the form of procedures and specifications are implemented and followed to guarantee compliance with ISO 9000, ISO 13485 ISO 14001, FDA QSRs and the Medical Device Directive.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • To carry out the chemical and physical testing of in-process mills, powder blends and liquid blends to ensure that the quality of products is maintained
  • To assist raw material inspection and testing, as required, to ensure the timely approval of products
  • To complete and maintain the appropriate documentation relating to the inspection activities in accordance with necessary Regulations
  • To participate in Validation of new equipment or test methods as assigned by the Quality Control Group Leader and to work with production to ensure all processes are fully and correctly validated
  • To train new staff and develop existing staff in the application of all test procedures and inspection strategies
  • To follow and promote Company, H S & E and Quality standards to enable the site to achieve and maintain excellent results
  • Attention to detail and excellent time management
  • 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

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Minimum educational level of Degree Level (or equivalent) in a relevant science discipline or a minimum of 5 years' experience in a quality related role
  • Minimum of 2-year industry (relevant) experience in a science based discipline, preferably Chemistry
  • This function involves a close working relationship with the following Departments:
    NPD/Technical Support Department
    * Quality Assurance
    * Stores
    * Micro
  • Travel-Yes if attending training
  • 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 - heavy/medium/Light-Yes Light/Medium
  • Fork-lift truck-No
  • Cold Rooms-No
  • Height requirement? (specify below*)-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.