Calibration and Validation Technician

  • Calibration and Validation Technician

    Calibration and Validation Technician
    Our client is a Canadian organization in the pharmaceutical industry. They have asked Bryan Forrest of Lock Search Group to assist them in their search for a Calibration and Validation Technician. This position is based in Hamilton, ON.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Facilitate vendor calibration programs and internal calibration programs, along with review and approval of service records and reports
    • Coordinate the calibration and maintenance of manufacturing, analytical and process equipment, including, but not limited to, clean rooms, HEPA filters, HPLCs, GCs, Hotcells, pH meters, balances, etc.
    • Work across groups and sites, ensure calibration and maintenance programs are established and maintained in compliance with cGMPs and the Validation Plan
    • Ensure that calibration and preventative activities do not impact production schedules
    • Properly label and assure completion of documentation, as required, for existing and new equipment into the calibration/maintenance programs
    • Prepare, review and execute Validation Protocols addressing all critical functionality and limits for equipment and processes required to be validated (IQ/OQ/PQ/PV/CV Process)
    • Write validation reports that summarize and assess impact of the results generated
    • Interact with individuals from different disciplines (Engineering, Laboratory, Operations, and Quality) to plan, execute, and complete validation activities
    • Ensure calibration and validation efforts are conducted in an appropriate and timely manner
    • Perform risk assessment exercises in support of validation activities
    • Prepare equipment, processes, product, and cleaning procedures
    • Degree or Diploma in the Engineering field or a related discipline.
    • 2+ years of proven pharmaceutical or relevant experience managing equipment with direct impact to product testing and quality
    • Technical report writing, ability to understand and analyze technical systems and trends
    • Familiarity with appropriate GMP compliance requirements of pharmaceutical industry
    • Strong interpersonal and project management skills; must be able to interact effectively at all levels of the company and handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
    • Expertise in Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel, and data entry experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully prioritize, manage time well, multitask, and troubleshoot
    • Knowledgeable in use of spreadsheets, database, and word processing software
    • Flexibility in work schedule to support a nightshift-type production environment
    • Ability to lift 23 kilograms required
    To apply, please submit a copy of your resume to Bryan Forrest via the “apply now” button.