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CBRE Sr LIS Specialist - Field Metrology Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sr LIS Specialist - Field Metrology Engineer

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Chicago - Illinois - United States of America, Cleveland - Ohio - United States of America, Columbus - Ohio - United States of America, Indianapolis - Indiana - United States of America, Louisville - Kentucky - United States of America, Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America


Performs advanced-level, scheduled and unscheduled troubleshooting/services on specialty equipment, instruments, and systems specific to the pharmaceutical research & development industry. Possesses the in-depth technical knowledge required for performing complex, analytical service procedures, instrument qualifications, and calibration tasks.


Disassembles, inspects, cleans, repairs, calibrates, tests, and performs periodic maintenance of specialty equipment, systems and controls.

Operates electronic test equipment, including multimeters, frequency generators and counters, galvanometers, digital logic probes, and oscilloscopes.

Performs complex repairs or coordinates the removal of instruments/devices needing overhaul during scheduled maintenance.

Troubleshoots/services or resolves problems while performing unscheduled work, as necessary.

Records and reports abnormal functions or out-of-tolerance conditions of equipment and initiates corrective action and documentation.

Locates part sources, estimates costs, and prepares requisition

Reinstalls, tests, evaluates, calibrates, and maintains instruments or devices upon completion of repairs.

Documents daily records of inspections, maintenance activity, repairs, and other work performed within approved guidelines and procedures.

Coordinates with outside contractors regarding repairs covered by maintenance agreements.

Performs work in accordance with approved equipment, calibration, maintenance and safety procedures.

Performs other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Minimum of four years of related experience and/or training. Associates degree preferred in scientific field of study preferred or equivalent related work experience.

Seven years of experience in instrumentation and control or installing, calibrating, maintaining and repairing equipment or equivalent experience is preferred. Requires specialist knowledge, training and experience related to analytical instrumentation to include selected technique groups such as HPLC, GC, Liquid Handling, Automation, Optical Systems, Biology and Chemistry Analyzers.

Previous experience in pharmaceutical research and development industry including the making of chemical standards using appropriate techniques for weighing, pipetting, mixing, diluting, and verifying concentrations.




Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Experience with Desktop publishing, Microsoft Office Suite, and Online Help.

Demonstrated use and understanding of physical standards of mass, temperature, flow and pressure. May require an understanding of FDA regulations, GMPs, and GLPs (specific to pharmaceutical industry) and use of scientific notation.

Knowledge and understanding of regulations, good manufacturing practices, and use of scientific notation. Ability to read and work from blueprints, schematic diagrams and specification manuals.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)