Calibration Specialist 1

Req ID #:  175857

Memphis, TN, US, 38118

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


We are seeking a Calibration Specialist 1 for our Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility located in Memphis, TN
Reporting to the Calibration Supervisor, the Calibration Specialist 1 will be responsible for calibrating equipment in the internal calibration program. The Calibration Specialist 1 will be an integral part of the calibration team, provide technical support to other team members on a variety of instrumentation and equipment, and generate all documentation required by the calibration program. The Calibration Specialist 1 will also assist in maintaining NIST traceable calibration standards, complete calibration work orders, and create/review SOPs for calibrations of new and existing equipment. 

Must be able to work flexible hours; including possible rotating schedules that may include early morning or evening hours, holidays, and weekends. Overtime may be required occasionally.

The following are responsibilities related to the Calibration Specialist 1:
•    Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and calibrate instrumentation and control systems on process equipment.
•    Responsible for the quality of product through the calibration and maintenance of production instrumentation and controls.
•    Complete scheduled and unscheduled work orders and preventative maintenance duties, while completing required documentation.
•    Develop, review, and perform calibrations per standard operating procedures for required instrumentation.
•    Provide technical support to process mechanics, utilities mechanics, and production personnel, as needed.
•    Recognize and troubleshoot malfunctioning instrumentation and controls without direct supervision.
•    Assist in the training of plant personnel on new and/or modified equipment or procedures relating to instrumentation.
•    Assist with validations and revalidations, as needed.
•    Assist in the procurement of stock and repair parts.
•    Comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
•    All other duties as assigned by leader.

Job Qualifications


The following are the minimum qualifications related to the Calibration Specialist 1 position:

•    Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED. 
•    Must have a clean driving record and a valid driver license. 
•    Calibration, controls, or process equipment experienced personal preferred.
•    Works well with, and gets along with customers, coworkers, and management within a team concept, and communicates effectively when necessary.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Cognate BioServices
Cognate BioServices, Inc., a Charles River Company, is the premier commercial-ready CDMO for cell and gene therapy needs. We are a dynamic, results-driven organization focused on providing the broadest range of expertise across the various cell types and technologies used in the commercialization of cell & gene therapies for regenerative medicine, cellular immunotherapy, and advanced cell therapy companies, organizations, and institutions.

We offer a unique combination of standard and custom services to companies across all points of clinical and commercial development. Our development and manufacturing services are focused on clients seeking rapid development of products from clinical studies into commercial manufacturing, with a unique capacity to handle all aspects of scale-up and commercial readiness.

Cognate leverages the combined know-how and expertise of its business, scientific, and technical teams to successfully develop and manufacture autologous and allogenic products across multiple cell-based technology platforms from start to finish, for you and your patients.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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