Equipment Engineering Technician (Contract)

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Jun 06, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

We are seeking an Equipment Engineering Technician, who will be responsible for supporting laboratory equipment management procedures, in alignment to our internal Quality Management System, to ensure superior performance within Laboratory Operations! You will support global laboratory equipment, sustainment, and operations activities across Production/Clinical, Product Development, Research and Development laboratories, in accordance with CLIA, cGMP and/or GLP guidelines.

You Will:

• Support global laboratory equipment documentation by maintaining internal equipment records into our database/repository.
• Assist with internal laboratory equipment inventory processes and procedures.
• Support Equipment Management process lifecycle for new equipment acquisitions, equipment transfers, and equipment decommission.
• Document and perform laboratory equipment Calibration, Preventive Maintenance (PM), Repairs, IOPQ, validation and other equipment lifecycle processes to support a regulated lab.
• Assist in the writing and editing of SOPs
• Respond to all Equipment Engineering ticketing requests in a timely manner to minimize downtime.
• Laboratory equipment troubleshooting and root cause investigation for service and repair.
• Work with the Laboratory Operations team to execute on equipment related tasks.
• Serve as a point of contact for vendor service calls service, preventative maintenance, modifications and installations on instruments with minimal supervision.
• Coordinate scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities, including calibration/preventive maintenance, with approved service provider.
• Flexibility and self-initiative required to support automation.
• Maintain and administer the equipment and room temperature monitoring system.

Your Background Will Include:

• 0 to 2 years of relevant experience supporting a regulated laboratory setting.
• Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Scientific Field.
• Ability to analyze and problem solve issues.
• Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to promote a positive team environment.
• Candidate must be a self-starter who can independently drive projects and day-to-day work tasks to completion according to schedule.
• Adaptability in a frequently-changing environment.
• Maintain a high level of professionalism and responsibility.
• Demonstrate ability to work effectively as part of a cross functional team.
• Strong organizational and verbal communication skills are required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement"). GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place. Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement. Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes. Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team .