Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Manufacturing and Production, Publishing, Research & Development
Senior LIS Specialist
Performs advanced-level, scheduled and unscheduled troubleshooting/services on specialty equipment, instruments, and systems specific to the pharmaceutical research & development industry. Possesses the in-depth technical knowledge required for performing complex, analytical service procedures, instrument qualifications, and calibration tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Need to have the experience in a Pharmaceutical environment working within a GmP or GxP environment. Will be working with equipment such as: Chromatography, Centrifuges, Cell Analyzers, etc. 4+ years of experience with a good understanding of the equipment. The ability to work independently would be an asset.
Disassembles, inspects, cleans, repairs, calibrates, tests, and performs periodic maintenance of specialty equipment, systems and controls.
Operates electronic test equipment, including multimeters, frequency generators and counters, galvanometers, digital logic probes, and oscilloscopes.
Performs complex repairs or coordinates the removal of instruments/devices needing overhaul during scheduled maintenance.
Troubleshoots/services or resolves problems while performing unscheduled work, as necessary.
Records and reports abnormal functions or out-of-tolerance conditions of equipment and initiates corrective action and documentation.
Locates part sources, estimates costs, and prepares requisition
Reinstalls, tests, evaluates, calibrates, and maintains instruments or devices upon completion of repairs.
Documents daily records of inspections, maintenance activity, repairs, and other work performed within approved guidelines and procedures.
Coordinates with outside contractors regarding repairs covered by maintenance agreements.
Performs work in accordance with approved equipment, calibration, maintenance and safety procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Minimum of four years of related experience and/or training. Associates degree preferred in scientific field of study preferred or equivalent related work experience. Seven years of experience in instrumentation and control or installing, calibrating, maintaining and repairing equipment or equivalent experience is preferred. Requires specialist knowledge, training and experience related to analytical instrumentation to include selected technique groups such as HPLC, GC, Liquid Handling, Automation, Optical Systems, Biology and Chemistry Analyzers. Previous experience in pharmaceutical research and development industry including the making of chemical standards using appropriate techniques for weighing, pipetting, mixing, diluting, and verifying concentrations.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES None
COMMUNICATION SKILLS Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES Experience with Desktop publishing, Microsoft Office Suite, and Online Help. Demonstrated use and understanding of physical standards of mass, temperature, flow and pressure. May require an understanding of FDA regulations, GMPs, and GLPs (specific to pharmaceutical industry) and use of scientific notation. Knowledge and understanding of regulations, good manufacturing practices, and use of scientific notation. Ability to read and work from blueprints, schematic diagrams and specification manuals.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.