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Calibration Tech at Akorn 2 in Amityville, New York

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

The Calibration Technician is responsible for the following activities:

  • Ability to perform all Calibration Technician I functions.
  • Ability to work independently installing, troubleshooting, and calibrating all types of instruments or control systems in any Akorn environment.
  • Maintain calibration records and enter calibration data using software such as Calibration Manager. Daily review and update the calibration validation data.
  • Fluently use software such as MS Excel, Word, and other maintenance manager software such as AMMS to purchase items and complete validation documentation.
  • Develop SOPs for new or existing equipment as required.
  • Coordinate equipment calibrations for equipment to be calibrated.
  • Perform calibrations in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and Akorn approved test procedures.
  • Order all materials and perform instrument and control system adjustments or repairs necessary to achieve compliance in advance of preventative maintenance and validation completion dates.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to interact with internal and external personnel providing timely information to avoid production delays.
  • Good organization skills to maintain a neat, clean and orderly work environment.
  • Possess and maintain competent and quick mathematical ability to perform the above job duties.
  • Demonstrate thorough and timely response to solve and correct critical facility problems including environmental monitoring alarm parameters.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A minimum of an Associates degree (A. A.) or equivalent from a two-year college in Instrumentation Engineering. This would provide only a minimum amount of formal training and a brief exposure to the proper use of tools and techniques. Working instrumentation experience may be substituted in lieu of the above if approved by Akorn, Inc.

  • Ability to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hr week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.
  • Must be creative and resourceful.
  • Must demonstrate significant ingenuity in a timely fashion to both ensure uninterrupted daily operations and achievement of long term departmental objectives.
  • Able to accept occasional overtime on short notice.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for written work and PC use. The noise level is usually fairly quiet.
Mental Requirements include:
  • Ability to hear accurately the spoken word with moderate office noise or plant noise
  • Ability to apply deductive reasoning and understand complicated issues
  • Ability to receive instructions and follow work rules and company policies
  • Ability to follow safety and security practices
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively deal with office stress
  • Ability to accurately communicate ideas, facts and technical information
  • Ability to achieve and maintain gowning certification.
  • Maintain confidentiality of certain information

Company Overview
Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products. We specialize in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms including: ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies.

EEO Statement
Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.