Metrologist I

  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • San Diego, CA
  • Mar 21, 2019

Job Description

Integrated DNA Technologies

ID 2019-4594
Job Locations US-CA-San DiegoCategory Manufacturing Operations
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 5 hours ago
Shift/Schedule Sunday- Thursday 6:30pm-3:30am


The Metrologist I is responsible for performing calibrations, troubleshooting and scheduling of preventative maintenance on equipment within IDT's laboratories.


  • Executes testing on various types of equipment to ensure accuracy and precision.
  • Coordinates instrument calibration with owning departments.
  • Coordinates preventative maintenance with engineers.
  • Troubleshoots issues with equipment and testing methods.
  • Documents testing and other actions performed with detail and precision into the CCMS (computerized maintenance management system).
  • Learns on a continual basis about existing and new equipment.
  • Helps to identify systemic and specific issues with equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate inventory of calibration reagents as required.
  • Installs new probes on Rees system (temperature monitoring) and performs basic troubleshooting as needed.
  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls.
  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in science related field preferred
  • Metrology Certification (i.e. Calibration Technician Certification from ASQ) preferred

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
  • Calibration skills preferred

Other Job Qualifications
  • Exhibits keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.
  • Ability to manage time and work independently.
  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
  • Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Visual Acuity:
  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.
  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.