Associate Specialist, Metrology

Baltimore (Camden), MD
Jul 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The Specialist, Metrology and Lyophilization Operations Coordinator is responsible the execution of the metrology and lyophilization administrative functions required to support the facility and process equipment at the Baltimore fill/finish facility. 

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•  Designs, develops, implements, and maintains calibration and lyophilization processes and procedures for new and existing equipment and instrumentation.
• Coordinates calibration of instrumentation necessary for maintaining production equipment, laboratory equipment and other auxiliary measurement systems.
• Maintains detailed calibration and lyophilization records.
• Coordinates outside calibration activities with vendors.
• Applies engineering principles to generate solutions to problems.
• Established procedures with some supervision.
• Possess and apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of a particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments.
• Identify, and pursue, potential continued improvement activities.
• Work well with others, build, and maintain positive employee relations.
• Will assist others in the Engineering and Facilities department as needed.
• Demonstrated ability to perform routine work without instruction; requires general instructions on non-routine assignments.
• Deviations: Independently initiates and leads investigations of a wide variety of difficult and complex problems to determine root cause analysis, assess impact, and implement durable corrective and preventive actions to prevent future deviating events with the same root cause.
• CAPA System: Utilize this Quality system to evaluate identifiable factors to solve problems diverse in scope and implement continuous improvement corrective and preventive actions for system level improvements.

• Change Control System: Identify and initiate changes through collaborative efforts with Quality Assurance and applicable departments in response to deviations, CAPA’s and departmental continuous improvement projects.
• Utilizes multifunctional teams to implement process and continuous improvements within Quality Systems (Deviation, CAPA, CC, SOPs, etc.)
• Quality Metrics: Provide management with pertinent information regarding the state of all Metrology and Lyophilization Operations quality systems and continuous improvement projects.
• Internal Audits: Respond to internal audit findings, including root cause analysis, identification of corrective and/or preventive actions (both global and specific).
• Purchase Orders: Create purchase requests in support of Quality Systems and Continuous Improvement Projects.
• Schedule and coordinate vendor calibrations.
• Serves as an SAP Master Data coordinator.
• Responsible for tracking work order review and approval process. 

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.


• Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of skill and experience, preferably in an applied science.
Required Experience
• Experience with electronic document management, learning management, deviation, CAPA, and change control systems.
• 3-5 years in an FDA regulated industry.
• Expert understanding of regulations governing supported processes and systems.
• Ability to effectively communicate (orally and written) with all levels of personnel at multiple company locations.
• Strong leadership skills; high level of personal/departmental accountability and responsibility.
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting with minimal supervision.
• Ability to make sound decisions regarding quality and compliance related issues with minimal supervision.
Preferred Experience
• Prior experience with SAP
• Strong project management skills 
• Strong background in cGMP principles and concepts
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Excellent organization and communication skills
• Should have experience / knowledge of Reliability / Predictive maintenance and Statistical Process Control
• Must have the ability to multi-task and coordinate workload by priority
• Must be customer-oriented and quality-driven



☒ Work around extreme temperatures – cold or hot

☒ Work around noise above conversation level

☒ Work in restricted access to laboratory area

☒ Exposure to dust/gas/fumes/steam/chemicals

☒ Work with Select Agents as defined by the CDC

☒ Work irregular hours that often include nights and weekends

☒ Work in multiple locations



There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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