Facilities Metrology Technician

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services. Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see www.bachem.com.

A brief overview


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.


What you will do


  • Disassembles 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
  • Performs related duties as assigned
  • Certifications in Metrology (preferred)
  • College degree (preferred)




  • 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 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
  • Must be able to work a rotating on-call schedule, including weekends




Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you. 



Base Hourly Range: 


Metrology Technician I: $26.54 - $36.49

Metrology Technician II: $30.42 - $41.83

Metrology Technician III: $37.15 - $51.09

Placement of new hires in these wage ranges is based on several factors including education, skill sets, experience, and training.


Total Rewards 


We offer all Team Members a total rewards package including competitive pay, annual performance bonus, a generous benefit package with comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, and paid vacation, personal and sick days. 


Corporate Social Responsibility 


Bachem takes responsibility for future generations by a careful handling of resources and avoiding environmental risks. We continually improve our ecological performance and develop and implement new approaches for enhancing employees’ environmental awareness.  EcoVadis has awarded Bachem Platinum Medal status in their assessment of Bachem. 


Bachem Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status 

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