Facilities Metrology Technician

Vista, CA
Oct 28, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities

The Facilities Metrology Technician, under close supervision, performs routine calibration duties such

as: tests, calibrations, repairing electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electronic measuring,

recording, and indicating instruments and equipment for conformance to established standards. This

individual will also be responsible for all related projects and services related to the facilities

equipment and their timely completion while adhering to standard practices. In addition, he/she will

be responsible for routine visual and physical inspections.

Your Tasks

  • Dis-assembles instruments and equipment and inspects components for defects
  • Measures parts for conformity with specifications
  • Aligns, repairs, replaces, and balances component parts and circuitry
  • Reassembles and calibrates instruments and equipment
  • Devises formulas to solve problems in measurements and calibrations
  • Performs all in house calibrations and maintains appropriate documentation
  • Ensures all calibration standards are properly calibrated and certified
  • Executes engineering and calibration portions of equipment qualifications
  • Monitors HVAC parameters and changes temperature/humidity charts weekly
  • Schedules, calibrates and verifies calibration of instrumentation under the Metrology program
  • Assists in specifying instruments and standards and in drafting new and revised SOPs
  • Participates in training programs, which, result in the development of a successful working understanding of the material presented and to become proficient in assigned duties and tasks
  • Complies with all Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations
  • Responsible for calibrations of test and measuring instrumentation throughout the facility
  • Responsible for completing scheduled and unscheduled calibration needs per GMP guidelines
  • Provide support in planning and execution of shutdowns of equipment
  • Responsible for trouble shooting and providing corrective action directives
  • Participate in calibration process and cycle designs; implement the necessary process change through engineering change control procedures
  • Collaborate with the validation department regarding change control requalification and validation of change
  • Collaborate with Quality Assurance in PR and SOP writing, and participate in review and corrective action related to mechanical or process deviation of equipment
  • Train staff members to ensure knowledge and efficiency on troubleshooting and
  • maintaining of equipment
  • Routinely makes technical decisions affecting equipment/facilities and processes
  • Identifies critical issues, investigates alternatives, makes recommendations, and develops and implements plan(s) for resolution
  • Provides assistance and guidance within work team to resolve technical and non-technical issues
  • Assures calibration and test standards are being maintained
  • Adapt equipment, standards and procedures to follow proper requirements
  • Stay abreast of metrology aspects by learning new instructions, procedures, and equipment operations
  • Follow applicable safety standards and procedures
  • Work in accordance with company guidelines and cGMP processes
  • Keeps the team informed of projects status and information
  • Complete paperwork required for equipment and maintenance data into the department’s and calibration processes

Your Profile

  • High School diploma
  • 1-2 years of directly related experience with instrumentation, electrical systems, and calibration preferably in a bio/pharmaceutical or other related industry
  • Specific knowledge of electrical components, pneumatic, and control components
  • Ability to maintain a high level of documentation and audit trail for calibrated systems such as PLCS, Building Management Systems and other Controls monitoring systems
  • Knowledge of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ISO and other regulatory requirements
  • Experience with the Principles and practices of metrology
  • Principles of mathematical and statistical computations
  • Experience with proper techniques of instrumentation repair
  • Knowledge of techniques of calibration (temperature, pressure, dimensional, mass, humidity)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment
  • Flexibility of working hours based on business needs, may include some nights and occasional weekends


  • Certifications in Metrology
  • Higher education

We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company, you should seize

this opportunity.