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Facility Engineer, Metrology

Emergent BioSolutions
Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
Mar 24, 2023

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Manufacturing & Production, Facilities & Site
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

We go where others won’t, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

The Metrology Technician 1 is a skilled position responsible for the calibration and maintenance of instruments common in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry.  This includes not only the physical and skilled aspects to the job, but also planning and communicating work, working with software systems to document work performed according to Good Documentation Practice (GDP).  


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

•    Applies previous experience and knowledge to complete assigned tasks.
•    Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature.
•    Recognizes the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice.
•    Provide technical and mechanical support on all GMP and Non-GMP utility systems.
•    Performs routine Preventive Maintenance (PM) on equipment and systems.
•    Execute work orders and document work performed in SAP per Good Documentation Practice (GDP).
•    Responsible for maintaining day-to-day operations of site as they relate to calibrated equipment and systems.
•    Perform maintenance, repairs and calibrations of instrumentation, measurement and recording devices used in manufacturing, QC and R&D laboratories.
•    Maintain calibration traceability integrity in compliance with written procedures, as well as preventative maintenance documentation and SOP's within cGMP requirements.
•    Respond to emergency and alarm conditions and be on-call per scheduled times for emergency service calls and must respond to the site to repair/address issues.      
•    Support other maintenance disciplines as needed.  
•    Maintain a professional, courteous, respectful relationship with internal customers.
•    Seek ways to increase operational efficiency and reliability as continuous improvements to all processes.
•    Participate in 6-S initiatives for Facilities Department and facilitates weekly walk through of buildings, mechanical rooms, and grounds to assure all areas of the site are clean and audit ready every day.



•    Minimum of 1-year or greater experience in maintenance
•    2-year trades vocational certificaiton or equivalent experience
•    Working knowledge of the following maintenance functions:
o    Metrology/Calibrations 
o    General Mechanical Troubleshooting/Repairs
o    Laboratory Support Equipment
•    Must have aptitude for computer systems including maintenance documentation, email, word, excel, building automation operations
•    Prior cGMP regulated industry experience is strongly preferred
•    Must have the ability to multi-task and coordinate workload by priority 
•    Must be customer service and quality driven 


Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

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.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company whose mission is to protect and enhance life. Through our specialty products and contract development and manufacturing services, we are dedicated to providing solutions that address public health threats. Through social responsibility, we aim to build healthier and safer communities. We aspire to deliver peace of mind to our patients and customers so they can focus on what’s most important in their lives. In working together, we envision protecting or enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030. For more information visit Find us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

Stock Symbol: EBS


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