Laboratory Technical Associate


Posted on: March 15, 2023

Closing: April 14, 2023

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

The Senior Metrology Specialist will be responsible for proactively ensuring equipment and instrumentation meet compliance and business requirements.

• Responsible for installation and qualification of new equipment, instrumentation, and controlling software according to standard operating procedures, as appropriate. Coordinates and oversees vendor installation and qualification, as needed.
• Performs preventative maintenance on analytical instruments and/or coordinate necessary maintenance with external vendors.
• Responsible for maintaining life cycle documentation of equipment and instrumentation in accordance with applicable SOPs.
• Performs calibration and/or verification of validated instrumentation according to SOP requirements, inclusive of appropriate documentation.
• Partners cross functionally to troubleshoot equipment and instrumentation and to identify new equipment needs, budgetary requirements, and RFP's.
• Partners with Facilities Management to ensure suitability of equipment and instrument infrastructure.
• Efficiently and correctly repair and/or coordinate repair disabled analytical instruments and laboratory equipment to insure minimal downtime.
• Works collaboratively with external vendors and internal IT to validate instrument software.
• Establishes Preventative Maintenance (PM) programs for new analytical instruments and laboratory equipment while maintaining and updating existing PM programs, inclusive of risk assessment and gap analysis.
• Accountable for ensuring equipment and instrumentation is on-boarded and qualified with applicable standards.
• Plays an active role in the development of business continuity plans, preparation, and support.
• Creates and maintains SOPs for instrumentation/metrology. Partner with junior level staff to review drafted SOPs.
• Maintains an accurate inventory of instruments, consumables, and spare parts. Establishes blanket orders for standard consumable needs.
• Works closely with Supply Chain to ensure inventory records and database are kept up to date.
• Acts as liaison with outside contractors and vendors for equipment repairs or contract maintenance.
• Responsible for monitoring and responding to equipment monitoring systems, such as environmental or generator alerts.
• Coordinates after-hours coverage of all systems to ensure effective emergency response.
• Acts as project manager to support lab initiatives, such as facility changes and new instrumentation evaluations.
• Responsible for contributing to the development and tracking of key functional metrics.
• Serves as a subject matter expert to support the audit and inspection process and responds directly to inquiries.
• Responsible for the resolution of quality incidents and applicable corrective and preventative actions.
• Responsible for training employees on equipment and instrumentation usage.
• May provide support to remote facilities on preventative maintenance and/or repair of analytical instruments via telephone. May be required to visit remote facilities on an occasional basis to provide support.
• Mentors and guides junior level staff.
• Performs work in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements.
• Responsible for identifying and driving opportunities for process improvement, supporting six sigma, quality, and safety initiatives.

• Bachelor's Degree Required
• Other equivalent combination of education and experience
• 4 years' experience in laboratory environment.
• Related hands-on experience in calibration and repair of measuring and test equipment, inclusive of experience documenting preventative maintained programs.
• Proficient with Windows, Microsoft Office, Word with an emphasis on Excel required.
• Related hands-on experience in troubleshooting laboratory equipment and resolve process issues.
• Ability to read and interpret engineering documents and equipment schematics.
• Experience in the evaluation and on-boarding of new equipment.
• Ability to analyze, interpret, and convey complex technical information.
• Ability to bring projects and deliverables to completion under established expectations.
• Experience with root cause analysis and quality management systems.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to articulate and present relevant information to the client within assigned functional area and area of expertise.
• Strong organizational skills, and close attention to detail are essential.
• Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously and independently.
• Demonstrated “everyday leadership” skills.
• Ability to maintain a minor degree of independence to complete assigned tasks and projects.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
•  Applicable certifications and licenses as required by local regulations.

Q² Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, Q² Solutions' ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates Q² Solutions and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.


Posted on: March 15, 2023

Closing: April 14, 2023

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Similar Jobs

Stamullen, Ireland

Analytical QA Specialist

Life changing therapies. Global impact. Bridge to thousands of biopharma...

Pomona, United States

Requalification Engineer

PSC Biotech provides the life sciences with essential services to ensure...

Chula Vista, United States

Lab Assistant

 Participates in and assists in supporting the laboratory aspects of hum...

United States

Senior Clinical Data Manager

The Clinical Data Manager (CDM), under the direction of the Director, Cl...