Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

  • Senior Operations Technician – Conjugate Concentrates

    Job Locations GB-Pencoed
    Posted Date 1 month ago(22/5/2018 5:05 PM)
    Job Country
    United Kingdom
  • The Company

    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho) is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics.  Ortho serves two primary industries in the medical field: clinical laboratories, by producing platforms and assays that test for a variety of diseases, conditions, and substances; and immunohematology, by providing the means to ensure blood transfusion recipients receive appropriate and compatible blood.


    With a history of more than 75 years, Ortho is a pioneer in life-impacting advances in diagnostics. Worldwide across hospitals, hospital networks, blood banks and labs, Ortho’s high-quality products and services enable health care professionals to make better-informed treatment decisions. Headquartered in Raritan, NJ, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has approximately 4,300 employees serving customers in more than 120 countries.


    Ortho is recruiting and retaining the best and brightest around the world. People, who are performance driven, want to make a difference and who help Ortho grow their leadership position in a changing marketplace. The power to reimagine starts with empowered people, who are empowered to grow and given the chance to succeed in ways they hadn’t thought possible before.


    Ortho’s purpose is simple: to improve and save lives with diagnostics. They do that by reimagining what’s possible. It’s what defines them. It’s the Ortho difference.


    Ortho is an independent company, sponsored by The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms. The company's executive leadership team has extensive diagnostic experience and a strong heritage of driving market change and innovation. Ortho is a strong brand with solid positions in attractive, growing segments and regions.

    The Career Potential

    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is committed to improving and saving lives with diagnostics. To do this we hire people who share this dream and are ready for new adventures. As a valued team member, you will carve your own career path and be part of building this company stronger and better than ever before. There is no limit to the experiences, opportunities and new directions you will have access to here at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. More importantly, you will be driving the surge of a whole new direction in important medicine. That’s something we can all take pride in as we take this journey together.


    Ortho is known in the industry as a leader in customer service and support.  Deeply understanding and exceeding the needs of our clinical lab, hospital and blood bank customers is what we do.  It’s who we are.  If you join Ortho, no matter what your role, you will be expected to keep that Customer Excellence focus in your work.

    The Opportunity

    As part of the Conjugate Concentrates team, to carry out the routine conjugation and purification of a large range of Conjugate Concentrate products.


    The Responsibilities

      • Carryout all activities to cGMP and ISO standards.
      • Feel empowered to halt processes following anomalous observations.
      • Operate purification systems including manual collection where needed.
      • Responsible for a wide range of Chromatography columns including routine maintenance, efficiency testing and column packing.
      • Participate in the set-up of new product formulation procedures and documentation for new Conjugate Concentrates.
      • Maintain control charts for trend analysis for each Conjugate Concentrate.
      • Carry out routine In-Process quality tests, interpret results and make recommendations for appropriate action.
      • Maintain the lab environment, including cleaning and microbiological monitoring.
      • Ensure maintenance of production equipment.
      • Participate in quality or cost improvement initiatives and work in associated implementation teams.
      • Adherence to the manufacturing schedule plan, including the pooling of Conjugate Concentrates and scheduling of new batches.


    The Hours


    As a Senior Operations Technician in Conjugates you will work a shift pattern – this it a 7/14 pattern and does not include nights.

    The pattern calls for 7 extended days of working in every 14 and would mean working every other weekend.

    Conjugates operators work in two shifts which are then divided into streams of two operators for the week. As a senior operator you will report to the Shift Lead.

    The Individual

    • Previous experience working in a laboratory environment
    • Good knowledge of Chromatography
    • Previous experience of protein separation
    • Understanding the process flow of conjugation, forward planning to ensure smooth flow of product through the factory
    • Perform basic problem solving whilst maintaining Quality Policy
    • Excellent pipette skills
    • Good manual dexterity – ability to work with high cost, low volume materials



    -  5 x GCSE at grades A-C must include Chemistry and Maths

    -  OR equivalent qualifications focused on Chemistry

    -  OR 2-5 years relevant operational experience




    -  Previous experience of working in either a laboratory or other clean environment

    -  Previous experience in a science background

    -  Excellent pipettes skills

    -  Understanding of the principles of Chromatography





    -  MS Office (Excel)

    -  Previous experience of Unicorn Software

    -  Experience of AKTA purification systems

    -  Previous experience of Protein purification.



    Equal Opportunity

    At Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, we are proud of the empowering, inclusive and innovative culture we are growing. Our team is passionate about our work, and brings deep knowledge, industry experience and diverse thinking that drive results, making Ortho a place to grow your career. 


    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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