Oxford Immunotec, Inc.

Laboratory Equipment Manager

US-MA-Norwood
3 weeks ago
ID
2017-1814
# of Openings
1
Department
Operations

Overview

The Laboratory Equipment Manager will be responsible for the installation, preventive maintenance and unplanned maintenance of laboratory equipment. They will have an integral role in developing and maintaining a new system to effectively manage laboratory equipment. This system will cover the equipment throughout its lifecycle from installation qualification, to managing preventative maintenance, calibrations, and unplanned maintenance activities.

Responsibilities

  • Establish a system for tracking and trending planned and unplanned equipment maintenance activities.
  • Serving as the primary contact for all equipment-related issues, respond to planned and unplanned maintenance activities.
  • Lead equipment troubleshooting activities, including Root Cause Analysis and requalification assessment. Complete CAPA’s as needed.
  • Manage preventive maintenance work to ensure required schedules and tasks are maintained, planned and performed in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate the need for external contracting arrangements with vendors/manufactures. 
  • Recommend, implement and evaluate laboratory equipment maintenance policies, procedures, methods and standards to increase overall reliability and uptime of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain an up to-date library of required service manuals and technical update sheets.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained cost effectively and in accordance with the manufactures recommended practice and that equipment under warranty is managed so as not to invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Must carry out all their activities in compliance with the company’s Quality ethos, the requirements of the company’s Quality Management System and in compliance with the requirements of regulations governing laboratory testing and manufacturing (e.g. FDA, HIPAA, CLIA and CAP).
  • Work to Oxford Immunotec Company Values at all times.
  • Aware of Health & Safety policies and laboratory safety rules.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success managing equipment in a laboratory environment with high volume, high quality laboratory processes. 
  • Experience writing and performing installation qualifications (IQ) and operational qualifications (OQ) on general laboratory equipment and specialized instrumentation is preferable.
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory equipment including automated systems.
  • Strong understanding of GMP/GDP
  • Demonstrates the highest level of ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high degree of personal & professional initiative.
  • Problem solving ability - able to develop creative, practical solutions that meet business objectives.
  • Excellent time management skills; able to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to use/operate electronic diagnostic equipment in the maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge of principles, standard practices and techniques of servicing, maintaining and repairing laboratory equipment and instruments, materials, parts, supplies, equipment used in the maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Experience in a GMP environment is a plus.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 or more years in a laboratory environment including at least 3 years managing equipment maintenance. 
  • Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described within the Position Responsibilities section of this job description 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 be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

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