Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire, England
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J907300_1610965853
Contact Name: Ben George
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 18, 2021 10:30

Job Description

Role: Technical Operations Manager

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: Competitive

Russell Taylor Group has a fantastic opportunity for a Technical Operations Manager to join a Medical Device Company in North Yorkshire. Oversee all validation, biocompatibility and microbiology activities in the company, ensuring production processes, equipment and final product meet regulatory requirements.


  • Take overall responsibility for microbiology including product cleanliness and sterility. Ensure the processes for cleaning, sterilisation and testing are validated. Author and approve reports as necessary.
  • Undertake biocompatibility activities for raw materials and finished products. Ensure suitable testing is carried out and biological evaluation reports produced.
  • Be responsible for validation and microbiological activities at the company, including the manufacturing environment, clean room, packaging, shelf-life studies and changes to materials or processes.
  • Be responsible for the Validation Master Plan including monitoring and reporting the status of all current and new validation requirements.
  • Implement the Risk Management procedure and maintain RM and pFMEA files.
  • Provide technical support for equipment qualification and computer systems validation.
  • Undertake relevant technical aspects of investigations following internal incidents or complaints.
  • Review and approve COSHH assessments and any other technical documentation as required.
  • Act as a Continuous Improvement champion to encourage a culture of identifying problems and collaborating to develop solutions that increase efficiency and eliminate waste.
  • Set SMART objectives for team members. Provide the opportunity for regular catchups, giving feedback and coaching as required. Conduct Staff Development Reviews at least once a year.
  • Any other duties as may be requested by the Operations Director.

Essential Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Degree in a relevant scientific subject, such as chemistry or biology.
  • Experience in aspects of Quality in a medical device company.
  • Scientific experience in a medical device company.
  • Line Management experience.
  • ISO 10993 Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices.
  • ISO 13485


  • Higher degree in a scientific subject.
  • Microbiology experience.
  • Familiarity with sterilisation standards such as ISO 11737 and 11137.
  • Able to provide scientific support to team members at all levels and assist in decision making.
  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach to the role and a creative attitude to problem solving.
  • Able to meet multiple deadlines with a personal commitment to quality and attention to detail.
  • Able to successfully lead a team and work with others across the company.
  • Good written and verbal communicator.

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