Metrology/Calibration Specialist

Location
Morris Plains, NJ, United States
Posted
Jun 13, 2021
Ref
2265617
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Metrology/Calibration Specialist
United States - New Jersey - Morris Plains

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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Metrology/Calibration Specialist

The purpose of this position is to calibrate and adjust equipment in lab or onsite in accordance with the customer and requirements; may assist in creating calibration procedures for new equipment. The Metrology/Calibration Specialist will also supervise and perform scheduled calibration and corrective maintenance and repair activities on instruments and equipment used across Gilead NJ site.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Review and approve calibration technician work.
  • Manage contracted technicians.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and calibrate instruments and equipment.
  • Open/Investigate Deviations and Out of Tolerance events.
  • Generate calibration data sheets for new instruments
  • Ensure activities are accomplished in a safe manner and with quality.
  • Strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures and cGMPs.
  • Work in a highly productive and efficient manner to maximize the quantity of activities completed.
  • Ensure work is appropriately communicated to system operators and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure work order documentation is completed accurately and completely.
  • Identify waste, work flow interrupters, safety and other opportunities for improvement, recommend solutions, and assisting with implementation.
  • Identify opportunities to learn new skills and actively participate in development that will improve overall team performance.
  • Calibrates inspections, measurements and tests equipment in lab and onsite for accuracy in accordance with established calibration procedures; (e.g. Chemical, Electrical, Physical/Dimensional, Light/Color, Mass/Weight, Sound, Electrical, Pressure/Flow, Temperature, Force, Mass, Velocity, Torque & Volume, Time/Frequency equipment, systems and controls).
  • Performs calibrations for in lab and onsite locations following prescribed procedures.
  • Understands basic uncertainty contributor and standard deviation calculations.
  • Variation - understanding of variance of measurements and procedure to next level of step of knowledge.
  • Records data gathered during calibration within CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).
  • Identifies and utilizes appropriate measurement procedures. Generates certificates of calibration and/or out of tolerance reports as required and in correct media appropriate to meet customer requirements.
  • Maintains secondary or intrinsic and/or working calibration standards.
  • Uses calibration software when required to expedite calibration times and to adjust calibration devices.
  • Assists in maintaining laboratory ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


Knowledge & Skills
  • Able to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding.
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor.
  • Able to effectively present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.
  • Intermediate skills with Desktop publishing, Microsoft Office Suite and Online Help.
  • Familiarity with ISO 17025 and Laboratory Accreditation.
  • Able to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding.
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor with a strong, professional customer service orientation.


Required Education & Experience
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) with a minimum of eight (8) years of experience.
  • Experience with calibrations and instrument troubleshooting in a regulated environment (GMP, ISO, etc).
  • A minimum of four (4) years of related experience in instrument calibration.
  • Experience supervising calibration technicians.
  • Work experience in instrumentation and control, installing, calibrating, maintaining, and repairing equipment or related equivalent.


Preferred Experience
  • An Associate's Degree (AA/AS) in scientific field of study.
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) experience.
  • Strong computer skills, CMMS Blue Mountain and Maximo experience.
  • Troubleshoot and repair instruments and equipment.


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About Gilead

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.
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