Laboratory Engineering Technician I

Location
College Station, TX
Posted
Jun 08, 2022
Ref
2022-19170
Hotbed
Lone Star Bio
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
: Our engineering team in College Station, Texas is expanding, and we are looking for a Laboratory Engineering Technician I. Under minimal supervision the Laboratory Engineering Technician I is responsible for the day to day operational, maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting support for analytical equipment in manufacturing, QC, and process development. Additional responsibilities include installation and start-up of new analytical equipment in accordance with FDBT standards and cGMP/cGLP regulatory requirements. This position may require support outside of normal business hours.

This position requires a sound working knowledge of pharmaceutical analytical/processing equipment and will provide support and ownership of the analytical equipment and systems including but not limited to Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC), High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy Plate Reader, Densitometry, Cell Counting, and various analytical data collection systems, i.e., Empower, SoftmaxPRO, and Unicorn.  The Laboratory Engineer Technician I will maintain working knowledge for all such systems allowing for effective technical support.

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: Our engineering team in College Station, Texas is expanding, and we are looking for a Laboratory Engineering Technician I. Under minimal supervision the Laboratory Engineering Technician I is responsible for the day to day operational, maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting support for analytical equipment in manufacturing, QC, and process development. Additional responsibilities include installation and start-up of new analytical equipment in accordance with FDBT standards and cGMP/cGLP regulatory requirements. This position may require support outside of normal business hours.

This position requires a sound working knowledge of pharmaceutical analytical/processing equipment and will provide support and ownership of the analytical equipment and systems including but not limited to Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC), High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy Plate Reader, Densitometry, Cell Counting, and various analytical data collection systems, i.e., Empower, SoftmaxPRO, and Unicorn.  The Laboratory Engineer Technician I will maintain working knowledge for all such systems allowing for effective technical support.

Essential Functions:

  • Support validation protocols execution.
  • Provide hands-on and effective diagnostics/troubleshooting functions.
  • Review technical equipment operating manuals for recommending routine maintenance, calibration, spare parts, etc.
  • Develop, mentor, and train coworkers as well as peers on analytical equipment functionality, troubleshooting, and diagnostic techniques to enhance the overall capability of the organization.
  • Develop and revise laboratory instrument and equipment SOPs.
  • Support investigations to properly identify root cause and implement appropriate corrective and preventative actions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Interface and build collaborative partnerships with key site functions including Manufacturing, Analytical and Process Development, Technical Operations, Engineering, and Quality to deliver site goals and objectives.
  • Actively manage contractor activities to ensure work quality and safe practices to facilitation of contractor training.
  • Lead simple projects with minimal guidance and supervision.
  • Interface with IT to ensure GMP and GLP compliant integrations.
  • Support data integrity initiatives.
  • Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable laws, regulation and industry codes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Desire to work in fast-paced, state of the art, alternately research and customized manufacturing facility.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Experience prolonged standing, some bending, stooping and stretching.
  • Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is required.
  • The ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Working on ladders.
  • Be exposed to noisy environments.
  • Attendance is mandatory.

 

Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Science/Technical discipline with 3+ years' relevant technical experience or A.S Degree in Science/Technical discipline 5+ years' equivalent work experience associated with analytical laboratory equipment. Must include 1+ years in the bio-pharmaceutical industry in a role requiring hands on experience with analytical/process equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • cGMP and cGLP experience.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please e-mail FDBTHR@fujifilm.com or call 979-431-3500.