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Calibration Technician (Temporary) Novato United States,  

Biomarin (company)

Posted on : 12 June 2017

Project Description

  • Our company  is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. 
  • These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. 
  • Our company  will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind. 

Calibration Technician 1- Days on a 4-10's schedule (Sunday - Wednesday) 
This position is responsible for performing routine and complex work related to calibration of test, measurement and diagnostic equipment. 
This position will assist in the management of the off-site vendor calibration program. 
This position is responsible for performing instrumentation activities with limited supervision including troubleshooting, calibration, installation, and repair in a cGMP regulated environment.
  • Work on assignments that are complicated in nature with limited supervision
  • Off-site Vendor Calibration Program: Contact vendors, collect, pack/unpack, and shipping/receiving of instruments. 
  • Review and approve instrument calibration records generated by the vendors.
  • Preparing calibration certificates and data reports
  • Initiate Out of Tolerance Reports.
  • Support Sr. Metrology technicians with taking readings, set-up and preparation for calibrations.
  • Perform unsupervised calibrations on small bench top equipment (i.e., timers, thermometers, pressure gauges, air samplers etc.)
  • Work with Sr. Metrology Technicians with complex troubleshooting on instrumentation loops (i.e., various transmitters, PLC cards, sensing elements, and HMIs).
  • Work with Sr. Metrology Technicians on calibration/installation of various types of industrial processing control instrumentation including but not limited to: conductivity, pH, DO2, pressure, flow (gas and liquid), and UV.

Other duties as requested by metrology management.
  • Biotech or pharmaceutical: previous experience preferred.
  • Instrumentation or Calibration: 1-2 years prior experience or completion of a 2 year technical program.
  • Electro-mechanical background a plus
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings (P&ID s) and specifications.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills are a must.
  • Completion of a 2 year technical program (instrumentation or industrial electronics) or an associate s degree in a related science or engineering major is a plus. Previous experience in calibration/instrumentation position may be considered.
  • Experience with PC programs such as Word, Excel, CMMS, or other database preferred.
  • Familiarity with HART protocol, DMMs (FLUKE 744/754) a plus.

Equal opportunity      
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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