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Instrumentation/Calibration Technician I-III

Job Summary: 

NanoString Technologies is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Instrumentation and Calibration Technician who will report to the Manager of Lab Services and will be primarily responsible for supporting the Production and R&D labs.

The Instrumentation and Calibration Technicians are the first line of defense for maintaining the integrity and performance of all lab related equipment at NanoString.  The primary responsibilities of this role include installations, preventive maintenance, calibration testing, troubleshooting, and general repairs on a variety of components, analytical equipment and instrumentation intended for laboratory and manufacturing use.  Additionally, this role also maintains the environmental monitoring system and temperature mapping of all lab cold storage units. 

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor and maintain the environmental monitoring system
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and service a variety of lab equipment, including routine calibration and PM services
  • Coordinate outsourced services with qualified vendors
  • Support the purchase, receipt, installation, and qualifications of new lab equipment
  • Accurately generate, or review, service related documents and maintain equipment files
  • Perform Lab Services administrative functions as necessary
  • Maintains spare parts and equipment inventory
  • Consistently deliver a high level of customer service to all employees
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Clearly articulate, verbally or in written format, project plans, resolutions, summaries, etc., to cross-functional departments as needed

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science or engineering related field, but equivalent experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the hiring manager
  • Minimum of 2 years, or equivalent work-related experience with a basic understanding of small equipment components and functionality is desirable
  • Basic computer skills and good communication skills are essential
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Must be willing to work weekends to support the weekend production schedule, after a period of training has been completed
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