The Instrumentation/Calibration Tech II/III is responsible for installations, preventive maintenance, calibration testing, troubleshooting, and general repairs on a variety of components, analytical equipment and instrumentation intended for laboratory and manufacturing use.  This individual also maintains the environmental monitoring system and temperature mapping of all lab cold storage units. The ideal candidate has excellent organizational skills and will assist management in communication or effort coordination within or outside of the department. 

Schedule: Tuesday thru Saturday shift.

***Please note: position will be trained for the first 3 months out of our South Lake Union Seattle Office and will then migrate to our Bothell office.*** 

Essential Duties:

  • Co-administers the cold storage temperature monitoring system. Has experience in operating/managing related systems for temperature monitoring for cold storage
  • Maintains all equipment logs and required documentation for any auditing purposes. Must know Good Documentation Practice guidelines
  • Conducts the organization and maintenance of lab equipment and the associated documentation/database
  • Possesses solid knowledge in laboratory equipment and troubleshooting skills to conduct routine calibration and preventive maintenance; Provides adequate assistance or supervision to junior staff
  • Coordinates/manages outsourced services with qualified vendors
  • Supports the purchase, receipt, installation, and qualifications (IOQ) of new lab equipment
  • Accurately generates, or reviews related service documents and maintain equipment database
  • Analyze results and may develop test specifications and electrical schematics. Assists in creating SOPs or protocols for service procedures. Provides training to peers as needed
  • Performs Lab Services administrative functions when required by the manager
  • Maintains spare parts and equipment inventory
  • Prepares technical reports with recommendations for solutions to technical problems
  • Has a high level understanding of the Quality System and how its functions can impact the operations of the laboratory
  • Consistently delivers a high level of customer service to all stakeholders/departments
  • Demonstrates ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Clearly articulates, verbally or in written format, project plans, resolutions, summaries, etc., to cross-functional departments as needed


  • 3+ years of equipment management related experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant science or engineering related field, or equivalent experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the hiring manager
  • Solid understanding of laboratory equipment components and functionality.
  • Solid computer skills in MS Office software (Excel, Word) and good communication skills
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs and push 300 lbs with wheels


  • Experiences working with a CMMS software.
  • Experiences working with HVAC system.


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