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Calibration Technician II (PCI) San Francisco, CA


San Francisco, CA, US, 94080

Company:  9290-FCX Performance

he Calibration Technician II reports directly to the Team Leader, Manager, or Director depending on the organizational structure.  These positions are non-exempt.  This job description is applicable to Calibration Technicians on the Process and Analytical Teams, levels I, II, and Senior. Twenty five to Fifty percent travel may be required based on project and client needs.




Calibration Technicians complete calibrations, qualifications, and PMs with accurate and timely GxP documentation, following PCI and/or client specific policies and procedures. They are expected to take a proactive role in supporting the Team and in providing client support and are expected to build a high level of trust with internal and client personnel. This trust is developed through consistently upholding PCI Values and demonstrating Honesty, Integrity, Pride, Accountability, Teamwork, and Commitment.

In addition to the above expectations, the Tech II is expected to identify and execute tasks that enhance the ability of PCI to provide an ‘added value’ service for clients and provide guidance and direction on technical issues. Tech II’s have a higher level of technical experience and expertise to troubleshoot issues, as well as assist in providing innovative, creative, effective, and long-term solutions. 



Senior Calibration Technician 

  • Oversees and supervises calibrations, qualifications, and PMs with accurate and timely GxP documentation, ensuring all Team members follow PCI or client specific policies and procedures, and in a safe manner.
  • Provides guidance, direction and effective solutions to clients and PCI technical resources.
  • Upholds, mentors, and is a role model to other PCI Associates on the PCI philosophy and values through honesty, integrity, self-motivation, teamwork, pride and commitment.
  • Proactively takes steps to ensure PCI and client owned equipment is handled and maintained properly, as well as trains other Associates on proper use and handling.
  • Develops client quotes and proposals.
  • Provides oversight and project planning including time codes, schedules, test equipment, documentation, and ensures client requirements are met.  Also, responsible for ensuring accurate and timely scheduling, resource allocation, proposal and quotation development, Labor Utilization Reports (LURs), fixed cost and T&E project management for profitability.  Must have the ability to identify scope changes and communicate to client, as well as, process the scope change request documentation ensuring that time coding and billing are accurate in regards to the scope change.
  • Proactively assesses project safety concerns and ensures PCI Team members are in compliance with any and all client and/or PCI site safety requirements.
  • Strategically assesses client environments, needs, and requirements to develop and initiate effective solutions and through established solid relationships with clients, delivers successful execution.  
  • Takes client relations initiative and proactively seeks to expand PCI services.  A Tech SR may lead projects and serve as “Account Manager” for select clients based on strong client ties and business needs.


Skills Required:


Calibration Technician II 

  • Thorough understanding of calibration concepts and requirements including accuracy testing requirements.
  • Thorough understanding and application of GMPs and Life Science industry regulations.
  • Thorough understanding and application of instrument, equipment, and loop calibrations of various parameters in manufacturing, utilities, and laboratory environments.
  • Effective communication and problem solving skills with clients and coworkers.
  • Thorough understanding and troubleshooting capability with incubators, centrifuges, balances, refrigerators and freezers, stability chambers, chromatography (HPLC or GC), spectrophotometers, other general laboratory equipment as needed per clients. (Analytical Team Only)
  • Dependent upon client needs, may require thorough understanding and working capability with RT-PCR, bio analyzers, gel imagers, scintillation counters, and cytometers; Histology Equipment, such as microtomes, slide strainers, tissue processors, harvesters, homogenizers, and microscopes; and/or Liquid Automation / Robotics / HTS, such as liquid handlers, plate stackers, plate readers, and plate washers. (Analytical Team Only)


Experience & Education Required for the Calibration Technician II:

A four-year degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, Electronics, other related technical field or equivalent military training and two years of applicable (Metrology, Instrumentation, Calibration) experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Quality System/Pharmaceutical experience is preferred.

PCI is proud to serve pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and clinical research industries nationwide by providing calibration, commissioning and consulting solutions.  At PCI, calibrations are performed by highly technical, cGMP/GLP-trained personnel who are knowledgeable in quality guidelines enforced by the FDA, EPA and ISO/IEC 17025:2005. PCI is an FCX Performance Company and a Subsidiary of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT); a leading industrial distributor that offers more than 6.5 million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry.

Applied® provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to our customers.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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