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Associate Engineer, Laboratory Equipment - (JP9936)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Associate Engineer, Laboratory Equipment - (JP9936)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: US FPT Process Engineering
Duration: 1+ years (with likely extensions)
Notes:  Some remote as job function allows.  Must be local candidate. 50/60 % of time will be in lab.

Posting Date:  03/15/2022

3 Key Consulting is hiring an Associate Engineer, Laboratory Equipment for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:
This Associate Engineer position is in the Thermal Engineering Systems (TES) group. The individual will apply engineering principles and follow current SOPs to execute lab related testing per approved protocols. Under supervision by senior personnel, the individual will set up a variety of equipment and instrument, conduct experimental studies, and document the results following SOPs.
  • Execute all lab related testing per test protocols in accordance with operating standards, SOPs and regulatory requirements, while understanding safety precautions
  • Operate all lab equipment, e.g., Vibration Systems, Environmental Chambers, and Vacuum Systems
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling all lab related activities, such equipment calibration, maintenance, lab tour, etc.
  • Manage lab budget/expense and supply inventory levels to satisfy testing demand
  • Able to troubleshoot and perform general maintenance on equipment to keep a test running
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (i.e. Research and Development, QA/QC, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Regulatory) on protocol review, testing preparation, change control process, deviation & CAPA, and controlled documentation
  • Ensure cGMP and regulatory compliance are met
  • Assist Engineers with internal experiments and studies; provide guidance on test method to be used
  • Able to lift up to 60 lbs repeatedly without assistance
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Visio, PPT, etc)

Why is the Position Open?
Backfill - converted to FTE.

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Knowledge of GMP-Bio/GLP/Pharma background
  • Lab testing experience/knowledge and lab management, manufacturing/production
  • Engineering or Science degree: biotechnology, chemical or mechanical preferred
  • Able to lift up to 60 lbs. repeatedly without assistance

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Execute all lab related testing per test protocols
  • Operate & maintain all lab equipment and manage budget/expense & inventory
  • Plan and schedule all lab related activities
  • Conduct review and handle documentation in document management system
  • Conduct characterization studies for TES projects

Basic Qualifications:
  • Engineering or Science degree: biotechnology, chemical or mechanical preferred;
  • Prior lab/manufacturing/production experience/knowledge in GMP/GLP environment;
  • Evidence of completing engineering tasks according to SOPs or instructions;
  • Knowledge of industry testing standards, i.e. ASTM and ISTA, is a plus;
  • Experience in the Bio-Tech or Pharmaceutical Industry preferred;
  • Good oral/written communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain functionality in the lab

Red Flags:
  • Candidates who lack relevant skills
  • ab experience and engineering experience (1-2+ year of experience)
  • Candidates who do not meet the qualification requirements
  • Candidates who were separated from previous employment due to unethical behaviors

Interview process:
Phone screening followed by in-person interview.

We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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