Calibration Technician

North Chicago, IL 60064

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Technician Job Number: MC59252066 Compensation: $33.00 / hour

Job Description

Title:  Calibration Technician
Location:  North Chicago, IL
Hire Type:  Contract, Onsite
Target Pay Rate:  $33.00/hour (W2, with full employee benefits)

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As a contract employee of Sterling, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.

Job Summary:
The Calibration Technician is responsible for calibrating, maintaining, and troubleshooting a variety of analytical laboratory instruments. This role ensures that all instruments are operating within established specifications and compliance standards, thereby supporting the accuracy and reliability of laboratory results.
Job Duties:
  • Perform routine and non-routine calibration of analytical instruments such as HPLC, GC, mass spectrometers, spectrophotometers, pH meters, and other laboratory equipment.
  • Develop and implement calibration procedures and schedules in accordance with manufacturer specifications and regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintain detailed calibration records, including certificates of calibration, calibration data, and any corrective actions taken.
  • Troubleshoot and repair analytical instruments as needed to minimize downtime and ensure optimal performance.
  • Collaborate with laboratory staff to schedule calibrations and address any instrument-related issues.
  • Conduct regular maintenance and performance checks on instruments to identify potential issues before they impact laboratory operations.
  • Ensure compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, FDA, GMP, and other relevant standards and regulations.
  • Assist in the development and validation of new calibration methods and procedures.
  • Participate in internal and external audits related to instrument calibration and maintenance.
  • Provide training and support to laboratory personnel on the proper use and care of analytical instruments.
  • Associate’s degree in Electronics, Instrumentation, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in calibration and maintenance of analytical laboratory instruments.
  • Strong knowledge of calibration techniques, methods, and industry standards.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements, including ISO/IEC 17025, FDA, and GMP.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Proficient in using calibration management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

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