Laboratory Instrumentation Engineer

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  • Line management opportunity
  • Leading a small team of Scientists and Engineers
  • Laboratory Instrumentation Engineer
  • Analytical Equipment

Zest Scientific is working alongside a leading organisation in Ireland and we are looking to identify a Laboratory Instrumentation Engineer to support the laboratory operations and assure regulatory compliant programs whilst supporting the qualification, maintenance, calibration and repair of analytical instrumentation and leading a small team of engineers/scientists. 


Key responsibilities


  • Coordinates and performs calibration and maintenance activities on a range of analytical equipment.
  • Coordinates and performs equipment qualifications, executing IQ/OQ/PQ activities.
  • Reviews calibration and maintenance records from peers.
  • Tracks and maintains equipment schedule.
  • Reviews and updates equipment SOP’s.
  • Trains analysts on equipment.
  • Performs work assignments accurately, and in a timely and safe manner.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
  • Lead and manage a small team of 4-6 engineers/scientists.
  • Coordinate and prioritize project activities with internal functional groups analytical labs, QA, QC and facilities.  

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • GMP knowledge and understanding of FDA, ICH, and USP guidelines
  • Analytical equipment experience is a must. Experience in running/maintaining/calibrating a range of analytical equipment including HPLC/UPLC/Dissolution apparatus/ particle counting apparatus. Experience in biopharm equipment such as CE / ICE would be a plus.  
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Excel and Word to perform tasks
  • Proven ability in technical writing skills
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team as well as working off own initiative.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment requiring frequent changes in priorities.
  • Ability to train/mentor junior staff.