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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. 

This position is a 5-8's days schedule (M-F)
This position is responsible for performing instrumentation activities including troubleshooting, calibration, installation, and repair in a cGMP regulated environment.
 This position will provide calibration/troubleshooting support necessary to ensure that the equipment and instruments used by the Facilities, Quality Control, and Manufacturing Departments are in a current state of calibration and working condition with an emphasis on minimizing down time for the customer.
  • Work on assignments that are complicated in nature.
  • Perform complex troubleshooting on instrumentation loops (i.e., various transmitters, PLC cards, sensing elements, and HMIs).
  • Perform calibrations of various types of industrial processing control instrumentation including but not limited to: conductivity, pressure, flow, and temperature.
  • Install and repair temperature, pressure, conductivity, flow, and process gas instrumentation.
  • Initiate Out of Tolerance Reports
  •  Operate various types of manufacturing equipment according to procedure.
  • Review and approve instrument calibration records generated by contractors and by peers within the department.
  • Support Validation in executing OQ tests during the start up of new equipment.
  • Perform shipping and return of Metrology standards and other instruments to off-site calibration vendors
  •  Other duties as requested by metrology management.
  • This position requires significant interaction with other departments (employees and managers) for the scheduling of work activities both in the various laboratories and on equipment delivered to the calibration shop.
  • This position requires interaction with outside contractors for scheduling work to be performed at the company facility.
  • On an on-going basis this position interacts with outside vendors for scheduling and performing external calibration work.
  • Interaction with Engineering and other department heads regarding new technology implementation in manufacturing and lab settings.
  • Biotech or pharmaceutical: minimum 2 years.
  • Instrumentation or Calibration: minimum 7 years.
  • 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. 
  • Extensive OTJ 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.


Novato California

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