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Instrumentation Technician - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 16 April 2017

Project Description



Responsible for performing validation, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, calibration and repair on a variety of sophisticated components, analytical equipment, and instrumentation for laboratory equipment and automation.  
Validate, maintain, test, troubleshoot, calibrate and repair laboratory instrumentation.
Improve technical procedures by participating in method development and validation of new systems.
Work with management and scientific staff to establish and implement the appropriate solutions to potential or identified problems
Ensure that the data capture system is performing satisfactorily and that system maintenance, repair, archival of data is performed in compliance with GLP regulations.
Ensure that all laboratory equipment is installed, validated, maintained, periodically tested, and repaired in accordance with GLP regulations.
Prepare and maintain SOPs for all equipment and related areas.  Prepare validation reports related to equipment validation and address QA comments.
Initiate and/or perform change controls on instrumentation.
Maintain calibration, maintenance and repair records as per SOP.
Train staff on the operation of instruments.
Work in collaboration with other service departments and/or vendors to coordinate activities that involve the other service groups.
Interact with suppliers, service representatives, and participates in sponsor interactions for specific instruments.
Provide a support function to address unexpected problems at short notice (e.g., set-up and operation of the equipment, instrumentation errors, etc.).
Manage project timelines and resource coordination in conjunction with laboratory management, with minimal supervision.
Perform other related duties as required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a laboratory science or related discipline required.  
Experience: Two to four years related experience in biology, chemistry/pharmacy, or similar lab environment.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: None.
Other: Excellent verbal, written communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated independent analytical and problem solving abilities.  Proficient with computers and instrumentation and analysis software. Demonstrated knowledge of GLP regulations. Ability to interact appropriately with all levels of employees.  Ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Ability to handle stress effectively and adapt to change.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet