Calibration Technician III

Huntsville, AL, United States
Sep 04, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Responsible for performing maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, calibration and repair on a variety of circuits, components, analytical equipment and instrumentation for laboratory and manufacturing equipment.

Specifies and requests purchase of components. Analyzes results and may develop test specifications and electrical schematics. Maintains all logs and required documentation. Maintains spare parts inventory. May prepare technical reports with recommendations for solutions to technical problems. This job contributes to and supports the company's research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.

Coordinates scheduling and customer interaction for on-site calibration vendors to ensure timely completion and quality of work for equipment/instruments. Minimizes downtime for customers and maximizes calibration vendor's time on-site. Ensures calibration certificates and related documents are turned in by the vendor in a timely manner. Ensures timely scheduling/processing of instruments that require shipment to off-site vendors for calibration/repair. Works on assignments that are complex in nature in which considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations. Must have knowledge of, and be able to use, meters, device network communications, NFPA 70E, general electrical skills, various hand tools and electrically rated tools. Ensures good communication and act as liaison between staff and outside service providers. Reviews calibration certificates and related documentation to ensure accuracy and compliance with cGMP/ISO requirements. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments. Assists instrument owners in completing calibration requests for new equipment (work with users to determine appropriate ranges and accuracy) as well as the timely repair/replacement of faulty instruments. Provides customer support for documenting instrument adds, moves and/or changes. Assists in maintaining tracking systems for equipment and instruments to assure appropriate level of control. May provide some on-the-job training to junior calibration personnel.

Requires a minimum of a High School diploma. Equivalent experience may be accepted. An Associates degree or a certificate in a relevant calibration field is preferred. Certified ASQ or ISA Calibration/Instrument Technician Level 1 is a plus. A minimum of 4 years industry experience is required. Experience working in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or other regulated industry is a plus. Working knowledge of FDA and GMP requirements is desired. Experience in calibration and analytical instrumentation is preferred. Strong attention to detail regarding documentation is a must. Good communication skills both oral and written are a must. Must be able to follow Standard Operating Procedures. Good computer skills are required. PLC programming experience is a plus. Must have excellent customer service skills and an ability to work well with others. Excellent organizational skills are required. Must have an ability to multi-task. Employees must be able to lift or handle objects greater than 25 pounds to perform certain duties essential to the job function. Employees may be required to perform tasks essential to the job function in areas that require the use of hearing protection devices. Performance of tasks essential to the job function may require the employee to work directly with, handle, or otherwise come into contact with chemicals or pharmaceutical agents. Employees must be able to wear a respiratory protection (filtering facepiece, 1/2 face, full-face, or powered air purifying respirator, supplied air, or self contained breathing apparatus) for certain tasks essential to the job function. Employees must be able to gain access to elevated work surfaces via vertical ladders or stairs to perform tasks essential to the job function. Employees must be able to able to accurately detect color and have 20/20 vision (with/without corrective lenses). Employees must be able to wear harnesses and use powerlift equipment (forklift, scissor lift, JLG). Employees may be required to enroll in a medical surveillance program based on the potential exposure to certain health hazards encountered as a result of their job function.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.