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Calibration Technician at Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC

Calibration Technician

Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC Rockville, MD Full-Time


This position is responsible for supporting MSD’s Calibration Program through performing pipette calibrations, scheduling equipment calibrations with vendors and overall maintenance of the equipment database.  This position is also responsible for performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and assisting in repair of equipment within the Quality organization and Bioanalytical Lab.


  • Perform preventive maintenance activities on laboratory equipment such as plate washers, plate readers, pipettors, etc.
  • Perform calibration for pipettes to ensure compliance with specifications; provide peer review for calibration records generated by other calibration technicians
  • Initiate, review and ensure completion of Out of Specification (OOS) calibration reports per established MSD procedures
  • Schedule equipment calibration with laboratory designees
  • Coordinate and assist calibration contractors with equipment calibrations
  • Maintain records of maintenance and calibration activities
  • Maintain equipment database
  • Perform troubleshooting and basic repairs on equipment
  • Maintain inventory of maintenance parts
  • Assist in maintaining 5S compliance in laboratories
  • Assign new equipment identification, execute equipment transfers, red-tag and retirement requests
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety regulations, personal protective equipment requirements, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and quality management system requirements
  • Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements


  • Associate’s degree in scientific field with a minimum of 1 year of industry laboratory experience or equivalent education and experience combined.
  • Experience with pipette calibrations per ISO 8655 is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and 13485 Standards preferred.


  • General laboratory terminology, proper lab equipment handling practice, and safe work practices.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, and familiarity with MS Office tools.
  • Demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills and solution driven analysis
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact schedules, accuracy and reliability of data, and product quality
  • Must be able to effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks at any given time
  • Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision
  • General computer skills, including Windows, email, internet, software installation, and basic computer setup.


  • This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the work place.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs.


  • Standard biology laboratory environment with chemical and biological reagents up to BSL-2+. 

Recommended Skills

  • Communication
  • Databases
  • Iso 9000
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Maintenance
  • Microsoft Excel
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