Lab Team Leader

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Job Sector:
South West
£37,000 to £43,000 per annum
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I am recruiting for an innovative medical device development company in Dorset.
They are seeking a Laboratory Team Leader to join their team.
The position will focus on the management of the day-to-day operation of the test and prototype laboratories, setting an example to others in professional conduct and good laboratory practice. You will be required to run the safety program for the laboratories, improves laboratory organisation and oversee equipment calibration, preventive maintenance, and training.

The successful candidate will ideally of held a previous Supervisor or Management position within a engineering or laboratory discipline. You will be the key link between engineers and management and be confident in a design environment.

The Role
Coordinates overall workflow prioritization, resource utilization, forecast resource requirements, ensuring completion of deliverables to agreed dates.
Creates and implements strategies to improve and streamline processes. Places a strong emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation through new and improved technologies and innovative processes
Plays a lead role in the specification, sourcing, training and maintenance of workshop and laboratory equipment
Maintains laboratory equipment performance by arranging preventive maintenance contracts; scheduling equipment service, repair and calibration.
Implements work instructions and training processes for laboratory equipment, ensuring operators are properly trained to the use and safety precautions for the equipment
Contributes individually by testing materials and prototypes, presenting results, analysis, and conclusions in the form of basic reports
Contributes individually by rapid prototyping dressings and systems using methods such as vacuum casting, vacuum forming, laser cutting, 3D-printing as well as manual assembly
Sources parts and materials to enable the development of prototypes
Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies
Enforces Health and Safety policies and ensure safe working practices are followed

The Essentials
Experience in regulated laboratory environments, FDA or ISO registered work experience
Experience & expertise using a range of workshop equipment (CNC, laser cutter, 3D printers), with a demonstrable training record.
Experience in an engineering laboratory with good knowledge of lab procedure, and methodology.
Familiar with health and safety requirements applicable to workshop / laboratory environment including COSHH.
Previous experience in the manufacture and testing of medical products and systems is an advantage.
Previous experience in supervision or management in a similar environment
Basic understanding of 3D CAD software e.g. SolidWorks is an advantage
A full UK driving license as you will be required to work off site and engage with suppliers.

Key words; Mechanical Design, Medical Device, Laboratory, Scientific, Test, Problem Solving , CAD , Mechanical , Manager, Team Leader , Laboratory , Design
Commutable from ; Bournemouth, Ringwood, Wimborne, Southampton, Poole.

STR Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Contact Details:
Tel: 02392322375
Fax: 023 9237 4445
Contact: Richard Bateman

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