Calibration Technician
AMRI - Rensselaer, NY

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Job Description
: It is the responsibility of the Calibration Technician to perform calibration duties, tests, and repairs of electrical/mechanical instruments, electronic measuring instruments, and equipment at the Rensselaer facility in order to maintain consistent production requirements according to cGMP regulations and guidelines. This position will support the Safety, Production and Environmental goals of the site in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Calibrate/validate equipment & instrumentation, troubleshoot problems and provide preventative maintenance to plant equipment. Major areas of responsibility include process controls systems, flow/temp/pressure control, instrumentation & maintenance and other related process control instrumentation.

2. Performs a variety of installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair on process/utility equipment and instrumentation. Works closely with the facilities maintenance, operations and IE/HVAC groups. Coordinates external resources related to calibration and other service contract related activities. Performs work review/approval of executed scheduled and non-scheduled calibrations and repairs. Assists in qualification activities related to instrumentation and calibration. Participates in cross functional teams to support business needs. Participates in inter-departmental customer service and project support meetings as needed.

3. Ensure all calibration standards are properly calibrated and certified.

4. Participate in ESH activities on the site, focusing on prevention of accidents, environmental releases and avoidance of personal exposure to hazards.

5. Participate in and facilitate team discussions between co-workers, supervisors, and production in order to share and improve best practices and assessment of priorities.

6. Participate in establishing and maintaining documentation procedures as required by the I/E team according to cGMP guidelines. Develop clear, concise and consistent procedures; communicate and train other technicians in use of same. Maintain accurate and complete records of ongoing calibrations and projects with emphasis on regulatory compliance.

7. Develop and/or acquire specific skills for maintenance of equipment as defined in training matrix.

8. Troubleshoot calibration failures on instruments and control systems. Contact vendors and manufacturers as needed for support in resolving issues. Support production via specific equipment knowledge and/or expertise in specialized fields, identifying and resolving recurring failures.

9. Participate in and support team concepts and methods by contributing to activities discussed in team meetings, seeking input from team members when developing new methods, procedures, policies or equipment usage and increasing productivity. Utilize technology advance within existing or new systems; encourage change and improvements to best practices.

Job Requirements
· A degree in an electric/electronic related training program or equivalent experience
· ISA, CCST certification is preferred within two years of employment and must be maintained
· General computer skills, such as word processing and spreadsheet development are essential for everyday operations
· CMMS system experience is desirable
· Thorough understanding of calibration methods, NIST, and documentation are essential.

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