Metrologist Sr.
Watson Pharmaceuticals - Elizabeth, NJ

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Follow established laboratory safety and operational procedures.

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Provide back up to supervisor as necessary.

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Audit calibration / preventative maintenance data and approve / release instruments for use.

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Conduct laboratory instrument calibration and maintenance according to a predefined schedule

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Process instruments as required (change controls regarding new & retired, qualifications, etc.).

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Identify, provide justification and purchase new laboratory instrumentation

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Coordinate and/or execute appropriate qualification/re-qualification of new and existing laboratory instrumentation

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Initiate deviations and obtain appropriate authorization for proposed remediation plans (TrackWise database entry).

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Service instrumentation in accordance with approved Methods & Procedures.

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Document all activities in a legible manner following established formats and procedures.

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Identify and troubleshoot problems with instrumentation and analytical preparations.

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Provide mentorship to junior analysts and train new or current employees when necessary.

Qualifications

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Knowledge of cGMPs.

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Demonstrated proficiency in metrological skills with the ability to train others.

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Possess adequate written and oral communication skills (may be evaluated using a written test).

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Exhibit computer proficiency (i.e., Millennium, TrackWise, Microsoft Office applications, etc.).

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Possess strong mathematical skills (i.e., fractions, percentages, ratios and algebraic expressions, etc.).

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Broad instrumentation knowledge (i.e., HPLC, GC, UV, IR, KF, pH, etc.)

Work Environment and Physical Demands

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Ability to stand/sit at lab bench and sit in office environment

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Ability to use a personal computer

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Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.repeatedly (up to 10 repeitions)

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Ability to wear/use personal protective equipment as required such as lab coat, goggles, gloves, masks, etc.

Education

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BS/BA Degree Required

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4 – 6 years in a pharmaceutical laboratory environment including specific experience calibrating, maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation.

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