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Metrology Lab Manager

Company: Zoetis, Inc.
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:


Reporting to the Laboratory Instrument Support (LIS) Manager, the Metrology Lab Manager is responsible for keeping the Research laboratory instrumentation serving cGxP (current Good X Practice) customers in compliance with all applicable regulations. Plans and coordinates with end users, and outside vendors for all calibration activities. Acts as a QA approver and contributor for all cGxP related documentation produced by LIS and Metrology ensuring work is accurate, compliant and meets customer expectations. Active participant in internal and external audits of cGxP systems, and follows through with the appropriate personnel to resolve any discrepancies. Responsible for approving and signing off calibration documentation relating to cGxP equipment to ensure it meets with applicable regulatory requirements. Identifies and manages all metrology reference standards for VMRD. Provides guidance and assistance with writing and reviewing administrative and technical SOPs relating to LIS and Metrology, ensuring end user requirements are met while maintaining the traceability and accuracy of all instruments utilizing a validated CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System). Supports the LIS team as needed, may direct contract calibration vendors and contract staff as required.


Compliance- Has an advanced working knowledge of the validation and regulatory compliance guidelines as applied to metrology and scientific / pharmaceutical analytical and other laboratory equipment. Has a working knowledge of implementing and managing change control procedures. Experience writing and reviewing SOPs, primarily for compliance, metrology, instrument maintenance and instrument calibration. Familiarity with CMMS metrology systems such as SAP or Blue Mountain.

Partnership- Continuously communicates with VMRD compliance and LIS groups to ensure the metrology program is meeting specifications and to strategize to meet new needs and address any challenges within metrology/calibration. Communicates with key customers to understand their requirements to internal as well as external accrediting bodies while driving improvements to maintenance activities and processes.


Bachelor s Degree from accredited Institution in Electronic Engineering or appropriate technical discipline, advanced metrology/calibration training and certifications or previous military PMEL (Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory) experience.


Minimum 5+ years experience in a metrology, calibration or validation function within a research/regulatory environment, including metrology program management. Thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical validation processes, current regulatory expectations and regulations related to the calibration of equipment and instrumentation. Experience should include calibration support of a wide range of measurement and test equipment, laboratory instrumentation and systems such as reference standards, PCR s, check weights and micro balances as applied to a cGxP scientific/pharmaceutical environment.

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of @zoetis.com . In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Keywords: Zoetis, Inc., Kalamazoo , Metrology Lab Manager, Executive , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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