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Thermo Fisher Scientific Metrology Technician III, Engineering in Plainville, Massachusetts

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

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At Viral Vector Services (VVS) a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific we deliver, from process development through commercial supply, we offer the expertise and resources necessary to help clients deliver innovative gene therapies. Placed in the forefront of our leading and cutting edge Cell and Gene Therapy business enabling clients to cure genetic, rare, and otherwise untreatable diseases.

  • US - Plainville, MA - 5 Commerce Boulevard

How will you make an impact?

The Metrology Technician III will support scheduled and unscheduled calibrations and metrology services ensuring required non-GMP and cGMP compliant equipment are maintained. The initial focus of the position will be supporting the execution of a large capital facility project from construction and operational readiness activities for a state-of-the-art new commercial manufacturing facility. This role will transition into primary manufacturing operations support role in the site Facilities and Engineering team where they will support manufacturing and warehouse operations

What will you do?

In operations, the Metrology Technician III is responsible for providing:

  • Performs calibration and metrology activities and services to assure that required process, laboratories, utilities and facilities equipment calibrations are performed in compliance with NIST, cGMP regulations, company policies and procedures and meet Federal and local governmental regulation (e.g. FDA, EQB, OSHA, etc.).

  • Utilizes the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to document calibration activities

  • Gown qualification for support of cleanroom activities

  • Identify any areas where non-compliance or non-harmonization is occurring

  • Helps drive continuous improvements

  • Participate in deviation investigations and supports change control assessments and reviewing/approving change control implementation plans

  • Builds and maintains relationships with other VVS sites to develop and promote metrological best practices and ensures compliance with Thermo Fisher (PCG/VVS) SOP’s, safe work practices, and cGMP regulations.

  • The position involves close collaboration with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Sciences, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and other Engineering teams

How will you get here?

  • High School Diploma/ GED required with minimum six (6) years’ experience or BS in a technical field with four (4) years’ experience.

  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in instrument calibration and repair for manufacturing, laboratories, utilities, and facilities equipment in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Knowledge of cGMP’s, local/Federal regulatory requirements, and documentation procedures pertaining to a biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant.

  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize to meet milestones and timelines in a highly technical and results-orientated environment.

  • Computer literate with the ability to understand and use basic computer software packages like Excel, Word, Power Point, Internet, Blue Mountain, MAXIMO, etc.

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical blueprints.

  • General knowledge in automated equipment functionality and architecture.

  • In-depth knowledge in the design, installation, commissioning, and validation/qualification of equipment/instruments as applied to pharmaceutical production environment.

  • Good technical writing skills and ability to review SOPs and work instructions.

  • Strong understanding of applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Documentation review and revision experience.

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; written and oral.

  • Strong ability to work independently.

  • Comfortable supporting concurrent issues and working in an exciting, ambitious, and fast-paced environment.

  • High ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 80,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.