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Senior Metrology Technician

Job ID 1700020 Date posted01/05/2017 LocationBrooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States;
More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, central nervous system and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.
While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!


  • Develops, writes and revises standard operating procedures, and trains calibration personnel on them.
  • Serve as a technical resource for metrology technicians, providing guidance in all areas of test and measurement equipment.
  • Coordinates instrument re-certification with outside standards laboratories, which includes performing incoming inspections and documentation reviews on these instruments.
  • The ideal candidate must be able to lead teams of technicians and contractors to ensure all Metrology related activities are completed on time and in accordance with all applicable regulations and procedures.


  • Leads staff to ensure completion of all routine and non-routine work and projects in compliance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Follows sequence of testing from calibration procedures for instruments and equipment and ensures all tasks are performed in compliance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Sets up standard and special purpose laboratory equipment to test, evaluate, and calibrate other instruments and test equipment.
  • Manage the calibration schedule in order to optimize resources and minimize impact to manufacturing.
  • Manage and report key performance metrics for the group and develop plans to advance performance and operational excellence within the Metrology group.
  • Assist with the validation and periodic review of Metrology systems.
  • Identify inefficiencies in the metrology program and implement solutions to drive towards cost and time effective calibrations and processes.



  • AS or BS in a technically related field, or equivalent experience desired.
  • Working knowledge of cGMP guidelines, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, 210/211, ISO 14644 and 17025; and other international regulatory requirements.
  • Sound industry knowledge, project proficiency, and autonomy expected.
  • Demonstrates initiative; ability to undertake additional responsibilities and respond to situations as they arise.
  • Must be able to break down complex problems and tasks into activities capable of being performed by personnel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels in verbal and written form, including technical/business writing.


  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around the cGMP manufacturing facility.
  • Will work in a clean room environment and wear special garments and personal protective equipment (e.g. hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs) due to safety requirements in specific areas.
  • May occasionally be required to lift weights in excess of 70 lbs.
  • Rarely

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