Equipment Calibration & Maintenance Technician

  • Closing date 31 Mar 2018

Owlstone Medical’s mission is to save 100,000 lives and save health care providers $1.5B. With several major projects underway to develop disease screening and diagnosis based on detection of metabolic products in breath, we are looking for an experienced instrument operator to join our clinical laboratory team based in Cambridge, UK.

The Purpose of the Post:

To support and manage the calibration, servicing and maintenance of all equipment used by Owlstone Medical Ltd in the research, development and manufacture of its products and services in order to ensure the company meets regulatory and ISO standard requirements.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performing internal calibration and equipment maintenance activities according to defined SOPs
  • Organizing calibration, servicing and maintenance activities with external suppliers as required
  • Maintenance of the asset database and filing of all required paperwork
  • Creation and updates to SOPs as required
  • Ensuring that the Quality Management System is adhered to for all calibration and maintenance activities
  • Raising, and completing actions against, non-conformances and CAPA in relation to asset management
  • Other duties as required


Essential Experience and Skills

  • Relevant apprenticeship or equivalent BTEC
  • Demonstrable practical skills associated with mechanical and electrical assembly
  • Basic understanding of sensors
  • Able to understand how to program PLC controllers
  • Computer literate
  • Some experience working within a controlled environment which is accredited to international standards, such as ISO 9001
  • Must enjoy practical work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Inquisitive, proactive completer finisher able to use their own initiate
  • Able to follow processes and implement improvements where required
  • Confident in reporting and closing out any issues via the appropriate processes
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Able to plan own workload and manage schedules effectively
  • Attention to detail

 Desirable Experience

  • Experience working to ISO 13485 standards
  • Exposure to internal and external audits

About Owlstone:

Our vision is to change the way we currently diagnose and monitor serious disease; we aim to become the global leader in the non-invasive detection of cancer, infectious disease and inflammatory disease. The key is detecting diseases earlier, when treatments are more effective, where more lives can be saved. There is no better example than cancer, where if detected early the chances of survival can be as good at 95% but at late stage drop to about 5% – unfortunately there are still far too many people detected at late stage.

The Owlstone group also commercialises a range of highly innovative products based on its proprietary FAIMS chemical sensing technology in other markets including Scientific, Industrial Process Control, Military and Homeland Defence.

We offer a relaxed, friendly, flexible and international working environment with a great team-spirit. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary package that includes future share options and your work will have a clear impact on people’s lives. If you want to experience the buzz of an expanding company set to succeed on a global scale, Owlstone may be the place for you.

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