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Multiskilled Technician – Calibration & Instrumentation

Job Introduction

We are looking for:

Multi Skilled Technician (Instrumentation/Controls) 

At Pharmaron we offer:

  • Vibrant and dynamic employment – we are a highly specialised, growth company operating in a critical sector of the economy – our future is strong and exciting!
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and yourself – our rapid growth brings greater opportunities for you to learn and grow faster!
  • A great team where we all support each other – enjoy your work – after all you spend about a third of your time here!



  • Formal Engineering apprenticeship or equivalent
  • Post apprenticeship experiences as an Instrumentation/Controls Multi Skilled Technician
  • City and Guilds accredited or equivalent recognised formal qualification in core engineering discipline/secondary engineering discipline is desirable
  • Broad based knowledge and interest in engineered systems and maintenance
  • Understanding of GxP principals
  • Knowledge of Temperature, humidity and pressure instrument loops, supporting BMS monitored HVAC, reactor systems, stability chambers/cold rooms and room pressure cascades.
  • Experience with Purified Water systems, Agitator speed sensors, MCERT flowmeters and VOC gas analysers is beneficial.
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Good documentation, record keeping and ability to produce succinct reports
  • Good interpersonal skills and customer focused
  • Extremely safety conscious
  • Helpful and responsive and committed to delivering the very best
  • Team playing whilst proactive and a self-starter

Desirable Requirements:

  • GMP manufacturing equipment
  • Recognised formal qualification in secondary control discipline or equivalent experience in Control Systems
  • Knowledge of high integrity PCS and PLC programming would be desirable



Key roles and responsibilities:


  • Efficiently conduct corrective and preventative instrumentation maintenance activities originating form work generated by (but not exclusively to) the Computer Maintenance Management system.
  • Respond to emergency breakdowns.
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance schedules are completed on time.
  • Proactively identify maintenance plan improvements of omissions, working with the Engineering Workshop Supervisor to ensure all maintenance PM plans remain relevant, are technically correct and compliant.
  • Ensure all documentation of maintenance activities are to GxP standards both in paper-based records and the Computer Maintenance Management System and that accurate reports are generated.
  • Work on small projects where required, including design/installation and commissioning or minor systems (new or alterations).
  • Constantly seek new, innovate and cost advantageous methods of completing the work without compromising safety or quality.
  • Ensure a sufficient stock of materials, equipment and parts are maintained to carry out requisite work. Identify low stocks so restocking can be undertaken.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out to the highest standards of safety and be proactive in addressing potential issues of hazard and risk and reporting such issues to management for prompt action.
  • Liaise with all people that might be impacted by the work, affording them the opportunity where possible, to minimize disruptions and keeping them informed of progress and expectation completion targets.



Our Company: “We are a dynamic, fast-growing company, with an enviable reputation for leading edge science, offering contract research services to some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, solving what were believed to be unsolvable scientific challenges”.


We believe in our ability to relentlessly push forward the boundaries of scientific excellence, delivering solutions for our clients, always operating ethically and with integrity. We take pride in our professionalism and commitment to always deliver our very best work.

Pharmaron acquired the Hoddesdon campus, consisting of several purpose built scientific and administrative buildings together with a purpose built conference area in February 2017. The research building has more than 5,000m2 of premier R&D space and houses an established Process Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Drug Discovery teams. In addition, a Formulation Development team was also recently established. The Hoddesdon site has state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standard facilities for the development of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Formulation Development (FD) and Process Chemistry (PC).


  • We offer a competitive salary and a progressive and comprehensive suite of employee benefits.
  • We offer state of the art working environment on site.
  • We offer the opportunity for growth and development and will support funding for relevant training and development programmes.


Why Should You Apply?

  • This is an opportunity for you as a Multi Skilled Technician  professional to make a real impact in a highly scientific and regulated environment, demonstrate leadership, ambition and the desire to grow with the department.
  • Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards.
  • To be part of a team who support each other, embrace and solve technical challenges and put excellence at the heart of all that we do.


Pharmaron is a premier R&D service company supporting the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities having established diverse drug R&D service capabilities, ranging from synthetic, medicinal, and analytical chemistry, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, drug safety assessment, radiochemistry and isotopically labelled metabolism, chemical & pharmaceutical development to clinical development.  With operations in China, US and UK staffed by over 19,000 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan, and China.



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