First People Solutions are currently recruiting for a Reagent Manufacturing Technician to work within their Clients reagent manufacturing department. You will work within a team of technicians and scientists in a GMP environment to manufacture reagents for commercial sale and related validation activities. You will be responsible for the ongoing manufacture and testing of reagents and related components to ensure the supply of consistently high quality reagents to meet production requirements, while maintaining a compliant GMP laboratory environment.
Report into Scientist daily for prioritisation of tasks and assist with communication and scheduling to Technicians
Ensure raw material and consumable availability through routine stock checks and requisitions, communicating with Supply Chain and creating documentation where required.
Prepare process buffers and stock solutions to allow reagent manufacturing schedule to be met.
Real time data entry of material usage into electronic trackers to maintain accurate stock levels and departmental costings.
Manufacture assay reagents safely and efficiently in line with schedule and current SOPs and WIs to meet strip production requirements.
Ensure Technicians on processes are trained to perform activities prior to execution
Ensure manufacturing area is maintained to the required standard through execution of defined cleaning procedures as scheduled
Evaluate performance of raw and in-process materials at critical stages of manufacture and carry out final formulation testing.
Carry out routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory and analytical equipment, and arrange maintenance activities with external suppliers and engineers where required.
Raise Purchase Orders for new equipment, repairs and services as needed and coordinate suitable delivery the department.Essential Skills:
Previous experience working within a scientific manufacturing or laboratory environment
Knowledge of GLP and GMP standards including Non-Conformances
Confidence working with minimal supervision in a laboratory environment and adhering to EHS standards
Ability to follow complex protocols and accurately complete batch records
Experience of accurate electronic data entry
Good at problem solving and troubleshooting
Computer literacy, data analysis interpretation skills and good attention to detail
Good communication, personal task management skills and high self-motivation
Can work well within a group environment and act as a trainer to othersDesirable Skills
Degree level qualified, or equivalent, in a science subject
Commercial diagnostic assay, or similar industry experience
Experience of working within a biohazard environment
Experience using electronic QMS and Purchasing systems
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