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Equipment Validation Assistant (FTC 6 months)

25000.00 - 30000.00

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Sodexo are currently recruiting for an Equipment Validation Assistant at a leading Pharmaceutical site in Montrose. This is an exciting short-term (approx. 6months) contract with an attractive remuneration package for the successful candidate. The Equipment Validation Assistant is a full time, site based role, supporting the Quality Labs Analytical Development group.

The Quality Labs Analytical Development group manage the purchasing, installations and validations of cutting edge laboratory equipment. They are creating an integrated role working closely with the existing team, with variation daily from managing installations, preparing validation documentation for software & hardware and performing re-verification testing of various instrumentations.

If you would like more information to understand what it is like to work for Sodexo and a career in Corporate Services, please follow the link below;


Main responsibilities
  • Preparing validation documentation
  • Liaising with vendors for Installation qualifications (IQ) and Operational Qualifications (OQ) in accordance with current procedures, creating maintenance plans
  • Co-ordinating on-site training from manufacturers if applicable
  • Performing re-verification testing on a variety of instruments ie HPLC, GC, FTIR
  • Updating/Creating LSOPs (local standard operating procedures)
  • Ensuring instrument is qualified and released for use in accordance with site validation requirements.
Ideal candidate


  • Time served analytical experience within a GxP laboratory, working on various instrumentation including classical. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) & Gas Chromatography (GC) experience desirable.
  • Experience in a Quality and compliance or validation or computer systems validation desirable.


  • Degree level in Science related discipline


  • Experience in using various analytical instrumentation including, but not essential, Karl Fisher (KF), Specific Rotation, classical techniques
  • Experience in the use of SAP/MERPs
  • Good communication and customer focussed skills
  • Good knowledge of excel and IT literate.
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

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