Lilly Sr Technician-Metrology in Branchburg, New Jersey
Title Sr Technician-Metrology
State / Province New Jersey
Company Overview At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.
This position will utilize a strong knowledge of precision measurement science (Metrology), mathematics, physics, and electronics to test, calibrate, troubleshoot, maintain and repair instrumentation and control systems within a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. All duties must be performed in compliance with established company, department, and safety policies and procedures within a cGMP-regulated facility.
The incumbent will execute daily work assignments and ensure timely completion of all scheduled and unscheduled events for manufacturing process instrumentation, hygienic and non-hygienic utility systems equipment and controls, and analytical laboratory instruments. The Senior Technician will complete a wide range of tasks, with focus on performing moderately complex assignments under minimal supervision where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. The individual in this role will collect, compile, measure, summarize, and record data obtained during scheduled calibration and/or unscheduled work requests and document electronically within a validated database. This position will also provide hands-on technical training to department personnel on correct and accurate methods for testing, calibrating, troubleshooting, and repair of instrumentation and controls.
This position will work in conjunction with Facilities, Engineering, Validation, Manufacturing, and Quality Control Laboratory Departments to help the company and all of its personnel to reach their goals in providing a safe, clean, and efficient environment.
Perform routine calibration of instrumentation, on a predetermined schedule, within the following disciplines: Analytic, Conductivity, DC & Low Frequency Electromagnetic, Flow, Level, Mechanical, Optical, pH, Pressure, Temperature, Time, Speed, and Weight
Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, design, installation, and configuration of equipment, instrumentation and control systems
Identify and correct measurement errors.
Replace instrumentation and controls as needed.
Maintain configuration management to ensure compliance of the system.
Redline drawings, engineering documentation and other technical specifications.
As necessary, provide input and support for the design, installation, and upgrade of instrumentation and control systems
Execute moderately complex assignments to support Metrology, Facilities, and/or Engineering Projects
Identify “Out of Tolerance” conditions and perform corrective actions to return the device to within specification. Assist Management with investigating and documenting the potential impact that the “Out of Tolerance” condition may have had on the instrumentation and process
Oversee contractors on an as needed basis: provide training, escort, initial document review, periodic safety inspection, and periodic compliance checks
Develop and/or revise calibration procedures and work flow templates while looking for ways to improve how calibrations and troubleshooting is performed in an attempt to make those practices more efficient
Provide emergency response as needed and mandatory “on-call” support on a rotating basis
Provide support and training to Instrument Technicians to improve their abilities and increase their technical knowledge
Maintain secondary and/or working standards and tools, perform verification prior to and upon return from vender certification
Remain current on all required training through Electronic Learning Management System
High school diploma/GED
Minimum of 7 years combined education and hands-on technical experience
Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing if applicable.
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
Associates degree in a technical field is preferred
Experience working within a Biopharmaceutical Facility or equivalent is preferred
Strong ability to troubleshoot, repair, align, and optimize precision equipment.
Instrumentation Technical Training Certificate (CCT / ISA / PMEL / TMDE) or equivalent preferred
Strong knowledge of instrumentation, PLC’s, and single loop controls within the following disciplines: Analytic, Conductivity, DC and Low Frequency Electromagnetic, Flow, Level, Mechanical, Optical, pH, Pressure, Temperature, Time, Speed, and Weight
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) experience
Must be able to adhere to gowning requirements and aseptic technique when working the clean room environments
Good documentation practices
Must meet physical requirements of the job as follows:
Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 55 lbs (25 kg) consecutively.
Must have the ability to bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders, and work in tight spaces in order to complete job tasks
Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time
Must possess good organizational, communication and time management skills
Must possess a strong attention to detail, be able to follow Standard Operating Procedures, Calibration Procedures, and work instructions
Must be a self motivator that is able to work both independently and as part of a team
Must strictly adhere to all Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures
Must be able to perform general math and algebra functions and have a basic understanding of statistics.
Low Voltage Electrical Safety Training (NFPA-70E) is preferred
Experience working within a Calibration Management Software System is preferred
Additional Information Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
Removal Date 06-Oct-2017