Equipment Engineer (Metrologist)

Athlone, Ireland
02 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
R & D , Laboratory
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Equipment Engineer

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health . You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success.

Our team is currently looking to hire an Equipment Engineer to join our GMP laboratory in Athlone.

As a Equipment Engineer (known locally as Metrologist) you will provide expertise in laboratory instruments to support qualification, maintenance, repairs and calibration of a range of laboratory testing equipment such as dissolution apparatus, particle counting apparatus, HPLC, UPLC.

Key responsibilities
  • Coordinates and performs calibration and maintenance activities on a range of analytical equipment per PPD procedures.
  • Coordinates and performs equipment qualifications, executing IQ/OQ/PQ activities.
  • Tracks and maintains equipment schedule per PPD procedures.
  • Reviews and updates equipment SOP's.
  • Troubleshooting equipment repair.
  • Performs work assignments accurately, and in a timely and safe manner.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
  • Coordinate and prioritize project activities with internal functional groups analytical labs.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in science or engineering.
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 3-5+ years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
  • Experience in equipment qualifications and repairs

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experienced in equipment qualifications and repairs
  • Troubleshooting/Engineering skills
  • GMP knowledge and understanding of FDA, ICH, and USP guidelines
  • Analytical equipment experience is desirable. Experience in repairing/maintaining/calibrating a range of analytical equipment including HPLC/UPLC/Dissolution apparatus/ particle counting apparatus.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Excel and Word to perform tasks
  • Proven ability in technical writing skills
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team as well as working off own initiative.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment requiring frequent changes in priorities.
  • Ability to train/mentor junior staff.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme , ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture , where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.


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