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Metrology Specialist at SGS North America Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Lincolnshire, Illinois

Job Description:
SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 90,000 employees in 130 countries, and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.
Life Sciences Services (LSS) from SGS - optimize your development timelines to get medicines and medical devices to market quickly and safely. As a result, we are often a preferred partner for the top 20 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Job Summary:
The Metrology Specialist is responsible for the oversight, calibration, and maintenance of analytical and microbiology equipment. The Metrology Specialist must also be sensitive to the demanding regulatory compliance requirements attending to the operation of a pharmaceutical testing laboratory.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain equipment readiness so that all reasonable customer requests pertaining to the conduct of testing are met in a timely and effective manner.
  • Maintain equipment within established parameters governing regulatory compliance expectations.
  • Ensure all equipment is entered, scheduled, and maintained in the LIMS system.
  • Ensure all equipment documentation is complete, up-to-date, and stored properly.
  • Prepare protocols related to validation and re-qualification of equipment.
  • Maintain and update master calibration list.
  • Review calibration/qualification records supplied by third party vendors.
  • Document all findings in compliance with cGMP standards.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate outside calibration testing for equipment as needed.
  • Assume lead role in Out of Tolerance Investigations and prepare impact assessments when necessary.
  • Assist management in addressing and resolving Corrective and Preventive Actions.
  • Participate in department and/or company-wide projects designed to improve the nature of customer service.
  • Assist in the interpretation of calibration records requested by customers during on-site audits. Participate in customer audits as directed by Quality Management.


Education, Required Skills & Competencies:

  • BA/BS in a scientific field or equivalent job experience required.
  • Recommended at least five years relevant laboratory experience in a regulated environment and dealing with analytical and general laboratory equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of scientific principles required (general SOPs, GMP/GLP and ISO regulations).
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with word processing and database software required.
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Must be able to think analytically; problem solving skills are essential.

Additional Information:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

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