WuXi AppTec

  • Senior Metrology Technician

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Performs validation, calibration, and qualification activities on instrumentation & equipment, and documents the results consistent with all applicable quality standards according to schedule.  Perform preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair on instrumentation and equipment when scheduled or required.


    • Provides Metrology guidance and training to less senior technicians, and to customers in some cases.
    • Takes ownership of capital projects, and becomes involved in change control processes.
    • Author and revise SOPs and guidance documents used by the Metrology group.
    • Ensures that all equipment is properly validated, calibrated and qualified according to appropriate Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
    • Draft, execute, and review calibration and qualification documentation (e.g.IQ/OQ/PQ) 
    • Provides consistent cGMP & GLP documentation practices.
    • Communicates with supervisor and other colleagues as required.
    • Monitors contractors for calibrations, validations, and repairs as required.
    • Communicates Metrology area needs to Facilities, Testing and Manufacturing personnel.
    • Contacts suppliers/vendors as required
    • Electronic repairs.
    • Works on routine assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
    • Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
    • Maybe required to work Holidays and weekends
    • Maybe required to work Overtime ( Remove only for Exempt positions) 
    • Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals
    • Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices
    • Other duties as assigned
    • May be required to assist in other departments


    Job Requirements:

    Experience / Education   

    • 5-7 years of relevant experience or equivalent
    • Associates’ degree with a major in a technical discipline or equivalent experience

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

    • Experience working with external vendors a must.
    • Experience working with KAYE Validation a bonus.
    • Experience with REES or other validation software is very helpful but not required. 
    • Must be able to work in a flexible, fast paced environment with multiple projects
    • Prioritizing skills and candor a must!
    • Troubleshoot various equipment and instrumentation
    • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
    • Need to be able to read, write and understand English.
    • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to work in an office environment with minimal noise conditions.
    • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE.
    • Must be able to work in Lab setting with Biohazards /various Chemicals
    • Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels.
    • Ability to stand /Sit/walk for long periods of time.
    • Ability to lift 60 lbs routinely.
    • Ability to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
    • Ability to push/pull 60 lbs routinely/ often / occasionally
    • Clarity of Vision.
    • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions.
    • Ability to climb Ladders / Stairs / Scaffolding.
    • Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing.
    • Inside/outside working conditions.


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