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Senior Calibration & Instrumentation Technician

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Sep 26, 2022
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Senior Calibration & Instrumentation Technician
United States - California - Foster City

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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Job Description

Senior Calibration & Instrumentation Technician

(Sr. Services Assistant)

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff of more than 7,500 people is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through on-going development. Our scientific focus has resulted in 15 marketed products that are benefitting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases. We are seeking a Senior Services Assistant at our Foster City Campus that can provide excellent instrumentation support that will enable the calibration function to be a best in class services provider.

Specific Responsibilities and Skills

  • Provide GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) calibration and PM (Preventative Maintenance) services and repairs site wide

  • Provide dedicated onsite support with troubleshooting and repairs

  • Manage the pick-up and drop-off of assets for calibration

  • Ensure all calibrations are performed according to Gilead's applicable SOPs

  • Utilize Gilead's Maximo system to execute calibrations and PM services

  • Complete Calibration and/or PM by the work order due date

  • Comply with Gilead's OOT (Out of Tolerance) process to notify Gilead impacted functions

  • Confirm accuracy and integrity of the data and provide evidence if requested

  • Verify test equipment is suitable for intended use (required tolerance requirements)

  • Use suitable recognized traceable standards/M&TE

  • Notify Gilead within one business day for vendor-managed standards/M&TE found OOT and within 2 business days to identify impacted equipment, then perform actions per Gilead's OOT process

  • Remain compliant with all training in a timely manner

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to provide results in a largescale operation within a fast pace environment

  • Ability to champion a wide array of large calibration related project with impacting results

  • Have demonstrated the ability to independently create, route and close change control, deviations and CAPAs using Track Wise

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Visio, MS Project and type more than 20 words per minute

  • Strong knowledge of automation concepts and fundamentals. Allen Bradley, Lab Watch and Siemens experience is a plus but not required

  • Ability to lead and manage project teams, including directing field technicians and subcontractors

  • Ability to read and understand P&ID's, electrical & architectural drawings

  • Effectively communicates with peers and project teams, including engineers, project managers, technicians, and subcontractors.


  • Minimum High school diploma/GED with 3 (three) years of related experience OR Associate's degree with 2 (two) years of related experience

  • Strong experience in operations management, including managing technical resources, project financial reporting and planning

  • Ability to operate within a Work Order system, Maximo is a plus

  • Knowledge of calibration standards such as ISO 17025, NIST and ISA

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    As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

    Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

    For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.



    Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

    Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

    For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

    Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

  • Company

    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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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