Laboratory Systems & Instrumentation Specialist
The Coca-Cola Company
Ballina, IE
2d ago
source : DirectEmployers Association

POSITION OVERVIEW This is a technical position and will involve the successful applicant working with laboratory analysts to ensure that all software systems and analytical equipment are maintained in a validated status and compliant to various regulatory guidelines (e.

g. ISO17025). The incumbent will perform first-in-line trouble shooting of equipment and as such is expected to have a deep understanding of all laboratory equipment & software systems.

In addition, it is expected that the incumbent will play a key role in driving the longer-term laboratory excellence plan to enable the laboratory to meet its key business objectives, by identifying opportunities to simplify and reduce testing, automate operations, eliminate manual transcription and set and enforce clear and unambiguous standard work.

KEY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES + Ensure analytical equipment is maintained in a validated state and compliant with Quality standards (e.

g. ISO17025) + Conducting preventative maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting for analytical equipment + Advising on equipment validation plan drafts and reviewing validation reports + Maintain Obsolescence log and draft RFAs for new equipment + Global analytical equipment contact for Ballina + Ensure best practice through training of associates of equipment usage + Contacting third party service providers and arranging site visits + Maintain cutting edge knowledge of new analytical equipment & advise management on strategy EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS + Third level degree (preferably MSc or equivalent) in Chemistry or analytical science PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE The candidate will have a minimum of 5 years in analytical laboratory experience in an ISO17025 accredited facility and be familiar with all types of analytical instruments found in a QA lab including Ion Chromatography, High Performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and Mass Spectrophometry.

Demonstration of ability to conducting preventative maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of analytical equipment would be a distinct advantage COMPENTENCIES / SKILLS : As this is a highly technical role, core competencies would include : + Deep understanding of complex analytical instruments + Interpretation and analyses of data + Scientific design of testable hypothesis + Broad understanding of Statistical analyses and Control charts + Ability to critically analyse new technologies + Coaching and mentoring skills + Negotiations skills TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS Occasionally (5%) may be required to travel particularly other Commercial Product Supply (CPS) sites.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY As a member of a Global Company the candidate will be expected to interact with people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

The Business language will be English. Our Growth Culture : One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth.

Our "Growth Behaviors," as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

Curious Keep seeking, never settle. Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo.

Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking "what if?" pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.

Empowered Make it happen. True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility. This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it and do it, and owning the outcomes.

Because we move forward faster when we all take action. Version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 Push for progress, not perfection. There are very few overnight successes.

Greatness is borne of many little victories (and failures). Share v 1.0, test it, and make it better. Then create the next version.

Because the moment we think something is perfect, it will be obsolete. Inclusive Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius.

This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn't enough.

We need genius. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and / or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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