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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 10/24/2016

Alkermes Wilmington, OH

Wilmington, OH
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Alkermes, Inc. is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company that applies its scientific expertise and proprietary technologies to develop innovative medicines that improve patient outcomes. The company has a diversified portfolio of more than 20 commercial drug products and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates that address central nervous system (CNS) disorders such as addiction, schizophrenia and depression. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes has an R&D center and US headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and manufacturing facilities in Athlone, Ireland and Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes website at .


A technical position involving instrument calibrations and operation intended to keep the facility instrumentation and equipment (i.e. process, utility, and general equipment) within compliance of cGMPs. This position supports a 24 hour/7 day operation and normally is day shift with occasional overtime required, as needed to meet customer needs.


* Perform Calibrations

* Follow written calibration procedures.

* Accurately complete calibration paperwork, including work orders and logbooks.

* Able to perform calibration of all types of plant instruments located throughout the plant.

* Maintain calibration documentation that demonstrates each instruments NIST Traceability.

* Maintain and troubleshoot facility stand alone instrumentation and control systems.

* Review and update calibration procedures based on field experience.

* Identify opportunities for improving Calibration program.

* Provide leadership and technical direction to fellow Metrologist on technical details.

* Arrange monthly calibrations performed by contractors.

* Review and update drawings to reflect as built PLC drawings.

* Able to install instrumentation.

* Able to specify instrumentation.

* Able to prioritize workload.

* Execute Repairs

* Respond to customer requests and/or alarm conditions.

* Assess instrument failures/breakdowns, systematically identify problems, and restore to operation.

* Accurately document repair activities.

* Support Quality Assurance investigations of instrument failures/ breakdowns.

* Operate Site Utility Systems

* Able to understand and operate equipment in order to perform system calibrations or perform complex troubleshooting activities.

* Able to operate equipment unsupervised.

* Contractor Support - Internal

* Support contractors performing tasks within building.

* Ensure that contractor employees follow Alkermes safety and cGMP standards.

* Oversee technical quality of work performed.

* Contractor Support - External

* Coordinate POs, shipping and tracking of devices sent for external calibration.

* Ensure that work follows Alkermes cGMP standards.

* Oversee technical quality of work performed and accuracy of documentation.


* Technical knowledge

* Thorough knowledge of principles and theory of pressure, temperature and weight sensing devices.

* Good mechanical aptitude.

* Thorough knowledge of electrical systems and electronics.

* Thorough knowledge of instrumentation principles and practices.

* Good understanding of pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical control systems.

* Good knowledge of automation systems.

* Good understanding of engineering principles as they apply to facility and production equipment.

* Thorough knowledge of electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and P&IDs.

* Good knowledge of PID controllers.

* Thorough knowledge of instrumentation field wiring and to PLCs (Loop Powered and self-powered instruments, RTDs, thermocouples, etc.)

* Detail oriented.

* Troubleshooting

* Hands-on ability to isolate problems and identify root cause of issues.

* Ability to focus on problem at hand in systematic manner.

* Able to lift/move 40 lbs overhead.

* Able to troubleshoot complex systems and instruments.

* Communication

* Ability to clearly describe technical issues.

* Writing Skills

* Excellent technical writing skills.

* Ability to clearly and neatly document work performed.

* Ability to revise calibration procedures that clearly define required tasks.

* Ability to proofread others work for accuracy.

* Ability to clearly and effectively completed deviations.

* Regulatory

* Working knowledge of OSHA safe work practices.

* Excellent understanding of cGMP, GDP, and FDA requirements as they apply to maintenance a plus.

* Good knowledge of NIST applied to calibrations

* Pharmaceutical Operations a plus

* Ability to gown in an aseptic manner.

* Computer Systems

* Good knowledge of Process Control and Instrumentation Systems.

* Good knowledge of typical office automation software suite.

* Good understanding of pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical control systems.

* Good knowledge of CMMS system.


* Teamwork

* Works effectively as a team member in collaborative manner.

* Comfortable working in production environment with multiple priorities.

* Able to juggle multiple tasks with supervisory guidance.

* Positive Attitude

* Role Models 'can-do' attitude.

* Reinforces positive approach in daily group activities.

* Readily adapts to changing job duties.

* Troubleshooting

* Good ability to acquire data, organize, analyze, and reach accurate conclusions.

* Detail Oriented.

* Sense of Urgency

* Comfortable working in culture that emphasizes responsiveness.

* Works to ensure that customer timelines are understood and met.

* Able to provide off-shift coverage.

* Able to support call-in and overtime requirements.


* High School Diploma or equivalent.

* Two year technical degree or trade school a plus.

* Five to ten years of calibration or maintenance experience.

* Three to seven years experience in a regulated industry a plus.

* Must be able to pass a DEA background check.

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.