Technician, Pipette Calibration req73314 in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 10/18/2021

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    14225 Newbrook Drive
    Chantilly, VA
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Job Description

Technician, Pipette Calibration - Chantilly, VA - Monday - Friday 

Under the direction of the Manager, Bio-Analytical Instrumentation, a Pipette Technician, organizes and provides all calibration, repair, preventative maintenance, and technical support for single channel, multi-channel, bottle top, Dilutor liquid handling devices. Ensures that monthly goals and objectives for each department are accomplished in accordance with the SOP.  Will be the liaison with manufactures to ensure that goals and objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed timeframes.

 Job Accountabilities

1.     Provide calibration, repairs, and preventative maintenance to single channel, multi-channel, and repeater pipette device

2.     Prompt identification of system problems and utilization of all available resources for timely resolutions

3.     Maintain adequate parts inventory for instrument maintenance and repair.

4.     Scope of work to include, but not limited to, Thermometer Calibration and other small metrology instruments

5.     Work in an ISO structured environment.  Knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 17025, GMP, CAP

6.     Liaison with manufactures to ensure that goals and objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed timeframes

7.     Attention to detail; work in a highly documented and controlled environment and keep a working knowledge of regulatory standards

8.     Collect, compile, and measure data to support calibration traceability documentation/certificates

9.     Understand and follow calibration SOP’s

10.  Consistently meet deadlines

11.  Mechanically inclined

12.  Ability to work independently and well within a team environment

13.  Ability to communicate and work effectively with departments

14.  Travel less than 25% (Training classes if needed)


Supervision Exercised:






• A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.

• Bachelor’s Degree or technical degree or an Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school with at least 2 years' relevant technical experience preferred

Work Experience:

• At least 18 months experience calibrating / validating and repairing single channel and multi-channel pipette, bottle tops/ Burettes, Dilutor, LVD’s and repeaters,

• Knowledge of major manufactures and handheld liquid handling devices ability to performing preventative maintenance.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

• This position requires both physical and mental demands that will include sitting for long periods of time and focusing on the task at hand.

• Light lifting maybe required.

• Ability to walk distances (large facility)

Technical Training or Professional Licensing

• All certificates of completion from manufacture’s training


• Computer stills and ability to learn new programs is a key component.