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Calibration / Qualification Engineer

Calibration / Qualification Engineer - VMIC UK, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire UK - (£35,000 - £50,000)
Company Description



The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) has been established to provide the UK's first strategic vaccine development and advanced manufacturing capability.

VMIC will fast track development and manufacture of early-stage vaccine products, as well as serve as the UK's response capability to produce vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.

They have already taken a leading role in the Government's national response to COVID-19.


New starters can expect to join an exciting fast-paced organisation, with ambitious growth plans.

With a flat structure, employees will have exposure to senior leaders and be part of an organisation that has a start-up mentality but is backed by the UK Government, and industry and academic founders.


Working through collaborative ventures with industry, academia and NGOs, VMIC will ultimately strengthen and innovate the UK's vaccines sector.

Their state-of-the-art vaccines manufacturing facility will be located on the renowned Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Didcot in Oxfordshire.


Job Description



An exciting opportunity has emerged for an accomplished Qualification / Calibration Engineer to join the expanding engineering team at VMIC.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of conducting all qualification and calibration activities across the site, ensuring equipment is kept in a state of control and compliance.


Reporting to the Engineering Team Leader, the Qualification Engineer will carry out all qualification and validation reviews (IQ, OQ, PQ, DQ etc.) this will also include completing re-qualification activities when required.

Other key duties include:



  • Ensuring the work complies with GMP, Data Integrity, EHS and company guidelines.

  • Operation and control of the Environmental Management System (EMS) and Building Management System (BMS)

  • Participate with the on-call rota

  • Support and complete planned maintenance activities

  • Support management

  • Providing supervisor support to contractors when required

  • Issuing and supporting the team with permits to work



Personal Specification



In order to be considered for the role, candidates will need to have a recognised engineering qualification, with at least 5 years' experience in a similar Qualification / Validation / Calibration / Instrumentation role for a Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology organisation.

A sound understanding of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and the full Qualification lifecycle for equipment (Utilities / Facilities and Production).

Experience conducting Qualification and Calibration activities.

Any Aseptic or Sterile manufacturing experience would be advantageous although not essential.


We are looking for a team player, someone who can be flexible and be able to adapt to changes quickly and efficiently in an ever-changing environment.

Be able to communicate across departments especially within QA and Engineering to ensure all compliance is being delivered upon for the site.


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If you are interested in this opportunity then please send your CV and/or Cover Letter to rebekah@blackfieldassociates.com


Equal Opportunities



VMIC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other protected characteristic.

We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and without discrimination.



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