195451 - Instrument Specialist
$20 to $26.00 DOE
3 mos
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Instrument Specialist for an opening in Bend, OR.

Temp to hire depending on performance

Provides support for analytical instrument qualification and troubleshooting in a fast-paced laboratory environment. Performs troubleshooting and interacts with manufacturers, vendors, contractors to diagnose and repair laboratory equipment. Authors Standard Operating Procedures, Deviation/ Discrepancy Reports, Change Controls, Corrective and Preventive Actions, Risk Assessments, Validation Protocols, and Summary Reports. Initiates Commissioning and Decommissioning procedures. Supports continuous improvement initiatives while maintaining quality.

Maintains analytical instrumentation in both GMP and development laboratories. Performs maintenance and troubleshoots problems with the following instrumentation: HPLC, GC, PXRD, Dissolution, DSC, FT-IR, KF, etc. Collaborates with internal scientific, analytical, laboratory, and quality functional areas to meet project and team objectives. Manages calibration and qualification schedule and instrument qualification status. Researches, purchases, and commissions new equipment. Decommissions retired equipment. Orders parts and manages inventory. Coordinates with vendors/ manufacturers for on-site or external service, sends equipment out for maintenance, and reviews external documentation. Prepares, executes, and reviews analytical instrument qualifications, preventive maintenance documentation, and calibration certificates. May interact with customers and auditors. Performs all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, and safety guidelines. Maintains the necessary compliance status required by company and facility standards.

Experience maintaining, repairing, and/or troubleshooting chromatographic, spectroscopic, or other analytical instrumentation strongly preferred (0.5-2 years). Ideal candidate would also have experience with analytical instrument qualification. Excellent critical and logical thinking skills to solve problems. Ability to leverage on the job experience and apply it to solve new challenges. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word. Understanding of GMP and data integrity (ALCOA) is preferred. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write standard operating procedures, protocols, and reports.

Physical Requirements:
Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pound pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time. Safety glasses, safety shoes, lab coat, latex or similar gloves, safety apron, organic respirator occasionally.

Accredited Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, or related science preferred but not required.
Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.

Shift: 8am-5pm

Temp to hire depending on performance

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

To ensure compliance with President Biden’s September 9, 2021 executive order, the client is implementing a new requirement for U.S.-based employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief) exempting them from the requirement, by December 8, 2021 (timing may vary in some states). Individuals who are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process. Individuals with approved accommodations will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.