Laboratory Equipment Specialist

Job Description

Laboratory Equipment Specialist
Location: Newry

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the commissioning and qualification of new equipment.
  • Responsible for computer systems validation (CSV) with support from CSV teams
  • Coordinate and perform the qualification, preventative maintenance, back-ups (where applicable) and arrange the repair of laboratory equipment and systems to ensure all equipment and records are maintained in accordance with cGMP and GLP policies and procedures.
  • Preparation of Standard Operating Procedures and Risk assessments required for laboratory equipment and computerised systems.
  • Responsible for the processing of purchase orders in accordance with company policy and tracking to ensure on-time delivery, goods are of appropriate technical specification and to ensure all required associated records are available.
  • Source and work with contractors for external testing and calibration a co-ordinate requests for use of such services.
  • Manage vendors and contractors while on site.
  • Quotations from suppliers/contractors for equipment and service contracts in conjunction with the purchasing department to ensure fit for purpose
  • Source and evaluate new equipment and technology, which could improve the efficiency of the R&D laboratories

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must demonstrate the following essential criteria upon application in order to be considered:

  • Knowledge of laboratory systems and equipment qualification (DQ/IQ/OQ/PQ)

  • At least two year's experience working within a regulated Laboratory environment.

  • Experience troubleshooting issues relating to analytical laboratory equipment and systems.

  • High level of competency in numeracy and excellent IT skills, in particular MS Excel, Word.

  • Excellent organisational, planning, motivational and communication skills.

  • Keen interest to learn and develop within the role.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in managing contractors in relation to identifying and communicating key company system requirements.
  • Previous experience managing contractors as well as ordering laboratory equipment and related consumables.
  • Knowledge or previous experience in Computerised System Validation (CSV).
  • Previous experience in COSHH and Risk Assessments.
  • A working knowledge of Good laboratory Practice and Good Manufacturing Practice.

Interview Process:

  • 1 stage interview process

Duration: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Newry


  • Free Life Assurance
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • 32 days annual leave
  • Wedding Leave
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Employee well-being initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-site free parking
  • Canteen Facilities

Applicants should be able to provide proof that they have a right to work in the UK at the time of their application. Applicants who are unable to provide this proof will not be considered.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Suzanne Lowry in the strictest confidence.