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
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
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.
· 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
· CMMS system experience is desirable
· Thorough understanding of calibration methods, NIST,
and documentation are essential.