Equipment Technical Coordinator

Req ID #:  120412

Northridge, CA, US, 91325

For over 40 years, HemaCare, a Charles River company, has worked to making a positive impact on the world by providing the highest quality cellular material and services to biotech and
pharmaceutical companies and research organizations that are performing innovative research and developing novel cell-based therapies.


We recognize that our success depends on the vision and passion of our employees; that is why we are devoted to making HemaCare a rewarding and valuable place to work. We believe in making a difference, and at HemaCare, you will make a difference every day.

Job Summary

The Equipment Technical Coordinator will assist with all aspects of Equipment maintenance services throughout the organization. This position will provide support to Equipment-related projects and must have a strong understanding of GMP manufacturing environments. Will coordinate with Equipment Manufacturers, Service Vendors, and onsite Operations. 


Essential Responsibilities:
•    Performs Calibrations, Preventive Maintenance, Electrical Safety Checks on Lab Equipment, and documents following Good Documentation Practices. 
•    Maintain and Procure Lab and Facility Equipment Parts Inventory Lists.
•    Communicate scope of repairs, schedule and interact with Landlord/Building Management.
•    Use various CMMS software to create Job Plans, Tasks and Work Orders to enter Facility and Equipment Assets for Program Maintenance.
•    Coordinates with Procurement for the acquisition of Facility and Equipment purchases by providing vendor options and quotes through the manufacturer or vendor of respective Equipment.
•    Manage complex systems and large numbers of instruments and Equipment by strictly adhering to timelines, management of routine maintenance, Equipment installation, operation, and performance qualification.
•    Performs and/or coordinates the cyclical maintenance on all critical Equipment
•    Supports a controlled database for the documentation and trending of the performance readings (i.e., temperature readings, pressure readings, etc.) for critical Equipment and Facilities.
•    Creates, outlines, and writes technical Equipment/Facility protocols, reports, SOP’s, and other directive documents
•    Manages the safety of the laboratories and other operational areas by ensuring the proper storage of chemicals and biological waste and the proper function of the showers and eyewashes.
•    Manages the fire safety and emergency response within the Facility.

Job Qualifications

•    High school diploma or comparable education, required.
•    Associate’s or bachelor’s degree Preferred with a focus in Biological, Biotechnology or Science related field.
•    Two plus years of Equipment maintenance; preferably within a GMP or RUO manufacturing site. 
•    Must have a strong understanding of GMP and RUO fresh or frozen cell manufacturing collections, processing, storage, logistics and environments. 
•    Comprehension of Metrology, Temperature/Humidity Monitoring Software System. Chart paper utilization, organization, and data loggers for Equipment/Facility Manual Monitoring.
•    Detail oriented with Calibration/PM/Electrical Safety Check certificates, service reports, Equipment history logs, due dates, calendars, and scheduling.
•    Familiarity with a work order maintenance system.
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
•    Flow Cytometry troubleshooting experience is a plus.

About HemaCare


HemaCare, a Charles River company, is a global leader and trusted brand in the customization of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cell and gene therapy development. HemaCare’s vertically integrated solutions support preclinical research, clinical studies from phases 1 to 3, and commercialization with high-quality RUO and GMP-compliant starting material and apheresis collections. 


In January 2020, HemaCare was acquired by Charles River Laboratories, an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). Combined with Charles River’s integrated, early-stage portfolio of discovery, safety assessment, and manufacturing support services, the acquisition creates a unique, comprehensive solution for researchers and cell therapy developers and manufacturers worldwide to help accelerate their critical programs from basic research and proof-of-concept to regulatory approval and commercialization. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs and enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. We work closely with our clients throughout the clinical process to maximize success and drive positive clinical outcomes. 


Together, with over 17,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies, and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At HemaCare, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We have proudly supported the development of 100% of the current commercially available FDA-approved immunocellular therapies. Our mission is to provide a best-in-class portfolio of high quality, customizable human cellular material and services to support drug discovery, scientific research, and cell therapy. This resonates from our employees and impacts our customers because we know that every day is an opportunity to advance discoveries and make a difference in someone’s life. 


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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