Lab Instrument and Facilities Engineer

  • Niche company specialising in world-leading antigen and antibody manufacture
  • Supportive team environment
  • Wellington-based role and modern commercial facility

The Company:
AROTEC Diagnostics is a manufacturer and global distributor of high-quality antigens and antibodies for the autoimmune diagnostics market.  With their dedicated team, including a highly specialised department of scientists and overseas sales personnel, it is regarded as the leader in native antigen purification to diagnostics equipment manufacturers around the world. The company has a state-of-the-art, purpose-built manufacturing site in Lower Hutt, Wellington, this business has a solid base and the backing to grow.
  
The Opportunity:
AROTEC Diagnostics are currently looking for a Facility Maintenance Engineer to join our Operations team. You will provide support to ensure that a consistent standard of operational performance is maintained within a busy commercial manufacturing environment. A background in engineering, equipment and facilities maintenance, and an understanding of scientific equipment operation in a protein biochemical or pharmaceutical environment or in laboratory techniques is of particular importance to this position. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the position will be covering the following areas:

  •  Skilled technical duties involving repair, maintenance, and replacement of site equipment.
  • Management of contractors for Preventative Maintenance (PM) of facility equipment.
  • Repairing and performing troubleshooting on all Chromatography units (AKTA Pure, Prime, Starts, Biologics and Cross-Flow).
  • Responsible for maintenance and renewal of Building Warrant of Fitness.
  • Finalising contracts of agreed service providers, as well as supervising and coordinating contractors to carry out work activities in relation to service terms of agreement and procedures.
  • Support Operations Manager in capital equipment, resourcing, and workflow optimization.
  • Staff Training management and review (Lab & Equipment Focus)
  • Chromatography workflow management.
  • Maintenance of accurate PM records & documentation.

 
All in line with AROTEC’s quality and compliance needs and remaining agile to support other departments as required.
  
You, the Candidate:
The ideal candidate will be strongly motivated, with good mechanical and Laboratory/commercial chromatography background. They will possess a high level of initiative and be capable to  remain focused and maintain a consistent standard of operational performance while providing support to the company’s manufacturing operations. 
  
To be considered will ideally possess the following attributes:  

  • Demonstrated facility maintenance experience of the highest standard in pharma, food, or laboratory equipment (e.g. chromatography systems)
  • Demonstrated experience working in a GMP or GMP-like facility
  • A high level of initiative, strong time management and ability to effectively prioritise
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills with a supportive, team-based approach
  • Strong, detail-oriented analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Good understanding of the best practices of facilities maintenance
  • Good IT skill (to be able to interact with IT contractor in addressing IT issues) would be an advantage.

 
 
AROTEC strongly values and encourages a team-based, supportive culture, where positivity, quality-focus, accountability, a customer-centric approach, and where constant learning is a part of everyday activities, are its keys to success.
  
In Return:
In return, AROTEC offers an encouraging management team and the ability to grow and develop with the company, as well as an attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualification and experience.
  
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For a confidential enquiry, contact Laura Cahill on 09 281 3755 email laura@trs.co.nz.
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