- 07-Mar-2013 to 15-Apr-2013 (EST)
- Vancouver, BC, CAN
- Full Time
PCI is seeking a qualified Instrumentation Specialist in support of our clients in Vancouver and Burnaby BC. The Instrumentation Specialist reports directly to the Team Manager or Director. This position is non-exempt. Up to 25% travel may be required.
This position is for preventive maintenance, repair, and calibration of laboratory instrumentation.
Desired skill sets include any of the following areas:
General Laboratory Equipment, such as
- refrigerators and freezers
- stability chambers
- chromatogaphy (HPLC or GC)
- other general laboratory equipment as needed by our clients.
Genomics Equipment, such as
- gel imagers
- scintillation counters
Histology Equipment, such as
- slide stainers
- tissue processors
Liquid Automation / Robotics, such as
- liquid handlers
- plate stackers
- plate readers
- plate washers
The Instrumentation Specialist is expected to provide onsite analytical services as it relates to startup projects, installations, fixed-duration contracts for existing facilities, and long term contracts for existing facilities.
Duties may include:
• Instrument specifications, installation, calibration, scheduled maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting.
• Some consulting services with clients for new projects, additional instrumentation and resource needs.
• Understand and execute GMP and compliance practices as it relates to PCI clients and their instrumentation needs.
• Resource scheduling, account management and maintaining PCI client/project files in accordance with company procedures.
Special Skills Required:
• Laboratory instrument maintenance and repair.
• Mechanical and electrical repair experience.
• Ability to interpret proposals and coordinate activities to accomplish the approved scope
• Extensive experience with MS Office products.
• High attention to detail.
• Keen assessment skills and the ability to interpret & apply company's management philosophy.
• Excellent customer service skills.
Experience & Education Required:
• A two-year degree or higher in Life Sciences, Engineering, Electronics, or other related technical field (or equivalent military training)
• Two or more years of intense laboratory instrumentation experience in the pharmaceutical industry or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Non-pharmaceutical industry experience may be considered.