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Metrology Technician

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

Must be able to work a rotating on-call schedule (for 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.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego