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Job ID SR0052988 Date posted 09/23/2020 Location Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for planning tests, performing them, and evaluating the results.
  • Reports findings, opinions and interpretations to management.
  • Responsible for the modification of measurement methods, development, and validation of new methods.
  • Responsible for standards, test equipment, and maintenance of equipment monitoring programs.
  • Performs type evaluation examinations.
  • Provides technical guidance to Metrology Staff as required.
  • Able to perform additional duties as requested by management.



  • Taking care of primary and secondary working standards and assuring their safekeeping.
  • Performing periodic maintenance of primary and secondary working standards including cleaning and minor adjustments as needed.
  • Performing standards inter-comparison.
  • Arranging for outside vendor calibrations as needed.


  • Selecting check standards and/or equipment for use in monitoring programs.
  • Performing repeated measurements using the check standards or equipment to collect data and control charts as needed.
  • Constructing control charts for the appropriate type of evaluation tests used in the laboratory.
  • Evaluating control limits and comparing new data points to those control limits to monitor laboratory output.
  • Documenting, investigating, and correcting any out-of-control conditions.
  • Evaluating the potential impact on clients that may be affected by the conditions.


  • Scheduling the workload of the laboratory standards. Selecting and performing the appropriate tests on devices while following procedures.
  • Documenting the tests through test worksheets and preparing formal conformance reports.
  • Ensuring that all paperwork is correct and ensuring that copies are safely maintained.
  • Developing standard inter-comparison programs and schedules.


  • Corresponding with clients regarding the capabilities, schedules, and requirements of the laboratories.
  • Answering questions regarding metrology, specifications, tolerances of standards, measuring equipment, and other related activities.
  • Corresponding with vendors regarding standards calibrations, documentation interpretation, and other related activities.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Expertise in calibration field and familiar with ITS-90, ISO17025 and Z540 Standards.
  • Bachelor or Associate Engineering Degree in Mechanical or Electrical field preferred, plus five years experience in Metrology Laboratory with two years in a Primary Standard Calibration Program, or ten years’ experience in Metrology Laboratory with two years’ experience in a Primary Standard Calibration Program.
  • Desired completion of Resistance Thermometry Calibration training program.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated and capable of working with general directions.
  • Ability to present ideas persuasively and achieve a consensus.
  • Able to solve problems and make decisions to obtain desirable results.
  • Have extensive knowledge related to the instrumentation, equipment, and the procedures used in a pharmaceutical cGMP environment.

Complexity and Problem Solving:

  • Works on problems in which analysis of data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment in selection of the methods, techniques, and evaluation of criteria to obtain desirable results.
  • Develops improvement in standard operating procedures, and contributes to the development of measurement techniques and standards selection.
  • Considered a Subject Matter Expert in the field within the organization.

Internal and External Contacts:

  • Delivers requested information as needed throughout the organization and reports the results.
  • Works with vendors and consultants to support related activity.
  • Represents the interests of the organization in external or internal dealings.

Other Job Requirements:

  • The ability to work at all Takeda site locations/facilities.
  • Incumbent will be required to carry a phone and be on call as required to support operations.
  • Incumbent should be able to climb a ladder, reach, bend, and lift loads up to 50 lbs.

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