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Laboratory Instrumentation Engineer

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  • San Diego, CA

Status Regular Job ID JR-009574 Recruiting Region Americas

Job Title:  Laboratory Instrumentation Engineer

Location:  San Diego, CA

Type of Position: Fulltime                                           

Position Summary:

  • The Lab Instrumentation Engineer position is responsible for performing lab instrumentation maintenance at our research and development facility. 
  • The Lab Instrumentation Engineer work under direction from the Lab Instrumentation Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform initial diagnosis, troubleshooting, and repairs on lab instrumentation malfunctions.
  • Communicate and troubleshoot lab instrumentation issues with end users and technical support personnel. Perform manufacturer recommended preventative maintenance on lab instrumentation according to SOPs, work instructions, or technical bulletins.
  • Update preventative maintenance and certification schedules for instrumentation program.
  • Update end users within the CMMS instrumentation service order system with service details and schedules.
  • Update lab instrumentation database.   
  • Work as team with scientific departments, EHS, Facilities, and Lab Services to ensure efficient and effective lab operations.  
  • Assist in new instrumentation installation process from purchase approval through on-site operation. 
  • Assist in the lab instrument/asset decommissioning process. 
  • Update and reorder parts for on-site parts inventory program.
  • Coordinate lab equipment relocation within the laboratories.  

Technical and Communicative Skills:

  • Familiarity and knowledge of a variety of lab equipment including; HPLC systems, liquid handling systems, lab automation, centrifuges, evaporation systems, chromatography equipment, mass spectrometers, NMR, plate readers, incubators, washers and dispensers, refrigerators, and freezers.
  • Work with focus and attention to detail to ensure documentation of maintenance activities and record keeping is accurate and in accordance with our requirements.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple instrumentation service needs and timelines.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Working knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Microsoft Office Suite.  
  • Ability to explain maintenance activities clearly and explicitly, both verbal and written to instrumentation end users. 
  • Possesses strong customer service acumen

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 3 Years of experience in biotech / pharmaceutical lab instrumentation maintenance.   
  • Background as a manufacturer trained technician highly beneficial.     
  • Associates degree and/or extensive experience preferred. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift or move up to 30 lbs., use a pallet jack or equipment lift as needed, work in laboratory, office or outdoor settings, sit or stand for extended periods, and possess dexterity for work with manual and/or automated tools and equipment.


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