The Calibration Technician will be responsible for the calibration of critical equipment for the Atara Manufacturing Plant. This position will apply knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics and electronics to calibrate inspection, measurement and test equipment (IM&TE).
Responsibilities: Essential Duties:
Complete calibrations with accurate and timely GMP documentation following company SOPs
Read quality control manuals and testing specifications to obtain data to test or calibrate specific devices.
Select, install and troubleshoot instruments devices.
Adjust calibration mechanism to obtain specified operational performance of device or instrument.
Maintain all facilities working standards (manufacturing, utilities and labs).
Use of hand tools and precision measuring and calibrating instruments and equipment.
Interact with other departments and personnel to resolve any calibration or equipment issues.
Provide guidance and recommendations on selection of instruments and operational parameters.
Maintain a safe work environment; work in a safe manner following all safety SOP’s and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required.
Maintain accurate records keeping equipment and systems cGMP compliant at all times.
Work independently and make sound judgments regarding work methods and tools.
Assist in the selection and monitor the performance of third party vendors.
Supervise third party Vendors while performing services on the equipment. Ensure that contractors are following company and safety polices at all times.
Review, investigate, and report on the identification of Out of Tolerance (OOT) conditions. Assist with investigations and corrective actions to preclude the recurrence of similar issues.
Keep inventory of equipment critical spare parts.
Support investigation, change controls or new projects.
Execute and/or ensure that assigned Calibrations and Work Orders (WO) are completed per schedule.
Complete and document calibrations and work orders in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Reports to: Metrology & Maintenance Manager
Travel: Not Required
Physical Demand: Physical requirements include lifting up to 50lbs, climbing, extended sitting or standing, or other physical efforts that are normally required. Work is generally performed in an office, manufacturing plant or facilities.
5+ years of metrology related experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company.
Must have an excellent understanding of all safety directives and polices regarding the operation of equipment
Exposure to operations involving engineering disciplines including Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Environmental, and Industrial.
Mechanical knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Broad knowledge of GMP principles, concepts, practices and standards in the US and internationally.
Specific calibration and metrology training
Requires the use of basic math skills and the ability to use simple gauges.
Ability to troubleshoot basic electrical, programmable logic controllers (PLC), plumbing systems and problems.
Know how to use hand and power tools in performance of duties.
Good troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities.
Strict attention to detail required. Problem detection ability a must.
Ability to act effectively as a team member to resolve problems.
Ability to effectively work with all functional groups.
Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Proficient in the use of computers including a wide variety of word processing, spreadsheet software and CMMS (Blue Mountain experience is preferred)
Good decision making with strong judgment through collaboration and consideration of others point-of-view.
Self-motivated, flexible and creative leader, able to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced & demanding environment.
Willing to work over-time, weekends, holidays and on-call.
Role model for Atara’s Values
We launched Atara Biotherapeutics in August 2012 to help patients with serious diseases and few therapeutic options. We’re named after Atara Ciechanover who suffered from cancer before passing away. We are considered a leading off-the-shelf T-cell immunotherapy company (Nasdaq ATRA) developing novel treatments for patients with cancer, autoimmune and viral diseases.
We’re proud of our team of 350+ Atarians co-located by design in South San Francisco (corporate headquarters) and Southern California (R&D and manufacturing headquarters in the northwest Los Angeles area) with a newly-established European headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. Atara also has a R&D site in the Denver, Colorado area and an office in New York City. Our Southern California hub is anchored by a new 90,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Atara T-Cell Operations and Manufacturing (ATOM) facility in Thousand Oaks, California.
Our mission – “Transform the lives of patients with serious medical conditions through pioneering science, teamwork and expertise.”
Visit www.atarabio.com to learn more.
Atara Bio is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and other lawful factors. In accordance with applicable law, the Company prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, expression or dysphoria, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, transgender status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or because of the individual’s association with a member of a protected group or connection to an organization or group related to a protected group.
We comply with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Atara Bio in the United States.
Job ID: 2020-1424
External Company Name: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.
External Company URL: https://www.atarabio.com/
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