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Gilead

Maintenance Technician II

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Job Description

Maintenance Technician II (Metrologist)

Gilead in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is seeking a motivated, professional, and experienced individual to assume the role of Metrologist in Gilead’s Maintenance and Engineering department. Gilead is the largest pharmaceutical laboratory facility in Edmonton and houses a diverse range of analytical testing equipment.  The modern laboratories contain hundreds of state-of the-art instruments, and the site Metrologists are the primary support group for this instrumentation.

The ideal candidate has a strong technical background, pays close attention to detail, and understands the details of working within a regulated environment.   The Gilead Metrology group provides technical and administrative support for all scientific instrumentation at the site, so there is a strong focus on providing excellent customer service to all instrumentation users at the site.  Addressing concerns, ensuring timely communication, and taking custody of issues in a professional and courteous manner are all critical for this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performing routine calibrations, qualifications, preventative maintenance, and repairs on various analytical laboratory equipment including, but not limited to: HPLC, GC, MS, NMR, particle sizers, SEM, UV/Vis, FTIR, meters, titrators, balances, and other instrumentation.
  • Supporting installation of new equipment and performing testing according to written protocols.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing equipment and software problems. Properly documenting solutions and follow-up actions.
  • Sending select equipment offsite for external calibration or repair; initiating purchase requisitions as necessary.
  • Management of external contractors, including completion of training records, work permits, system entries, documentation review, and general support duties.
  • Maintaining the Metrology documentation library, including calibration and maintenance records, as well as new equipment documentation.
  • Use various software platforms including Maximo database to update equipment records, enter logbook information, and process work orders.
  • Metrology parts and supplies inventory management, including maintenance and calibration of standards, and organization and update of all metrology inventory.
  • Writing and editing procedures and qualification protocols.  Performing regular documentation reviews and audits.
  • Adhering to established practices, policies, and procedures in a regulated laboratory environment.
  • Providing general administrative support for quality systems, such as records archiving, review, and auditing.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • A post-secondary diploma or degree, with a preference of Chemistry, Instrumentation, or general science.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience, with preference to laboratory environment.
  • Work experience in a regulated laboratory under GMP or GLP guidelines.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audience.
  • Knowledge of maintenance systems, database systems, methods and procedures.


If this is not the right move for you now, but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences, please connect with us via our talent community: https://gilead.avature.net/Gilead

About Gilead:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.


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