Mechanical Lab Technician III (Small Scale Manufacturing) in Albany, NY

Date Posted: 10/07/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time
  • Location:
    Albany, NY
  • Job Type:
    Development
  • Experience:
    Entry Level
  • Date Posted:
    10/07/2020

Job Description

Description

Mechanical Lab Technician III (Small Scale Manufacturing) in Albany, New York AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The principal responsibility of the Mechanical Lab Technician III is the acquisition, preventive maintenance, repair, calibration, installation, operation and troubleshooting of equipment in the Small Scale Manufacturing labs.
This may include making hands-on repairs as well as working with outside contractors, and may extend to equipment shared with other groups.
In addition, the Mechanical Lab Technician III will be involved in all aspects of the purchase, leasing and construction of new equipment, from selecting vendors, to working with facilities to ensure proper installation, to training employee in the safe operation of equipment.  They will assist scientists in planning and execution of experiments with a specific focus on ensuring necessary equipment and raw materials are available when needed.
The Mechanical Lab Technician III is require to be self-motivated, be able to work independently as well as interface effectively with a diverse set of coworkers; including, purchasing, EHS, scientists, facilities personnel, as well as management. As a highly skilled specialist
Mechanical Lab Technician III  contributes to the development of concepts and techniques. Completes complex tasks in creative and effective ways. Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues. Makes recommendations for new procedures. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.  Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture. In this role, you will:
• Troubleshooting specialized equipment and conduct repairs
• Be proactive in ensuring that equipment is available, in working order, and ready for use when needed – including performing preventative maintenance
• Contact and liase with outside vendors for repair when necessary
• Learn how to treat the reactors and equipment delicately so that breakable pieces are not harmed during setup, repair, and use
• Solve problems creatively to ensure appropriate equipment is available for use when needed
• Document repairs according to GMP 
• Perform reactor qualifications to ensure compliance with cGMP requirements
• Maintain a parts inventory to allow for quick repairs
• Use available literature and outside resources to learn details of using and fixing equipment that there otherwise isn’t historical departmental knowledge about
• Identify, purchase, and put into service new equipment to help solve common challenges faced by the team
• Creatively identify ways to improve function and efficiency within the labs
• Have the ability to work independently and unsupervised
• Be available to ensure that manufacturing timelines are not affected by repairs 
• Assist in manufacturing batches of API, under cGMP protocols, for use in human clinical trials.
• Lead routine manufacturing of commercial excipients under cGMP protocols. 
• Mentor and train laboratory staff in equipment maintenance and repair.
• Manage product changeover operations including equipment cleaning, equipment setup and breakdown, and suite readiness. 
• You will work on the following equipment: Rotary evaporators, vacuum ovens, temperature control units, glass reactors from 5L up to 200L, glass lined stainless steel reactor trains up to 200 L , pressure reactors, vacuum pumps, in-process monitoring equipment, chromatography skids, balances  and temperature/pressure monitors.


Qualifications

Qualifications and background to be successful in this role:  Education and/or Experience
• Minimum 6 years of related experience.
• Engineering degree or Associates degree with demonstrated technical skills-set.
• Sound mechanical ability
• Computer literacy
• Prior experience servicing and operating bioprocess equipment
• Excellent communication and documentation skills.
• Ability to work independently as well as within a team. All interested applicants must apply online.  AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Job: Development
Primary Location: Albany, New York
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: 10/07/2020
Shift Type:

AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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