Supv, Metrology
Actavis - Davie, FL

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Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies,
procedures, and state, federal and local laws.
• Sets and maintains schedules, prioritizes and assigns workload including routine
calibration, repairs and special projects.
• Trains other Metrologists on calibration SOPs, preventative maintenance procedures and
repairs of laboratory equipment and coordinates necessary training programs for
laboratory employees.
• Calibrates instruments, performs preventative maintenance, repairs instruments and
documents all work performed in accordance with SOPs.
• Reviews calibration documentation generated during the calibrations performed by other
Metrologists and outside vendors.
• Assists other Metrologists with calibrations and assists Laboratory personnel in resolving
instrumentation problems as needed.
• Coordinates calibration activities with other departments.
• Creates and reviews Metrology procedures and revisions.
• Assists in the development and validation of qualification protocols for laboratory
• Assists in the evaluation of Laboratory Instrumentation and Metrology Standards for
equipment purchases.
• Supervises and oversee the work of subordinate personnel. Carries out supervisory
responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, state and federal
applicable laws and regulations; interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigns
and directs work; appraises performance; and rewards and disciplines employees.
• Ensures compliance with Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of:
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
and other regulatory requirements.
• Basic laboratory equipment (glassware, balances, etc.).
• Operation, maintenance and calibration of laboratory instruments.
• Testing, measurement and diagnostic equipment.
• Computer applications and programs.
• Principles of supervision and training of personnel.
• Techniques of recruitment, interviewing and selecting applicants for employment.
• Principles of safety, workers’ compensation and related principles and practices.
• English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Skill in:
Implementing goals, objectives and practices for effective, efficient and cost effective
management of allocated resources.
•Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, and implementing recommendations
for resolution of problems.
•Handling multiple projects and tasks.
•Providing leadership and training to all levels of the Metrologist position.
•Troubleshooting and repairing problems or malfunctions with laboratory instrumentation.
•Operating laboratory equipment and common hand tools.
•Operating a personal computer and standard software applications.
•Supervising and coordinating the work of department subordinates, and training and
evaluating staff.
•Communicating clearly and concisely, in English, both orally and in writing.
•Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted in
the course of work.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Incumbents in this class are subject to
extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds, vision to
monitor and moderate to loud noise levels. Work is performed in a laboratory environment.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Engineering or a related scientific
discipline and a minimum of three (3) – five (5) years related laboratory instrumentation
experience, including supervisory experience, preferably in food, cosmetic or pharmaceutical
industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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As its name implies, the Actavis U.S. is the US manufacturing and marketing unit of global generics firm Actavis. The company makes some 150...