Shire Metrology Lead Technician in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Role

  • Serves as primary Metrology representative at a specific location. Individual schedules calibration events, directs junior technicians and acts as the metrological technical representative.


% of Time

Job Duty and Description


Oversee, schedule and perform calibrations IAW SOP’s or manufacturers procedures to maintain scheduled work requirements.


Provides mentoring and OJT to junior personnel.


Writes, develops and reviews Standard Operating Procedures.


Reviews and approves equipment specifications.


Research and recommends equipment standards required to support metrology functions

Education & Experience Requirements

  • 10 years metrology experience or equivalent required.

  • ISA Instrumentation Certification preferred.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Proven ability to manage simultaneous tasks, work under pressure, track and monitor progress of multiple projects and follow through to ensure goal achievement.

  • Ability to present Metrology data in a written and oral format.

  • Proven knowledge of implementation and/or maintaining computerized calibration management systems.

  • Leadership Capabilities (DNA):

  • Makes a conscious effort to build relationships with individuals outside of one’s own team.

  • Clearly articulates basic expectations of collaborative behavior.

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Analyzes results and may develop test specifications on a wide variety of Measurement and Test Equipment and laboratory instrumentation. Incumbent will analyze calibration results, determine viability of instruments and produce conclusions on viability of instruments to perform specified function.

  • May prepare technical reports with recommendations for solutions to technical problems.

  • Provide continuous interface with internal customers to insure support is compliant with cGMP/FDA requirements.

  • Perform scheduling in conjunction with manufacturing department requirements to minimize impact on production schedules.

  • Interface with vendors to verify compliance with quality requirements, and technical competency.

Other Job Requirements

  • The ability to work at all site locations/facilities.

  • Perform ‘on-call’ coverage to support operations as required.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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