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Metrology Specialist

Guardant Health

Guardant Health

Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health oncology platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has commercially launched Guardant360®, Guardant360 CDx, Guardant360 TissueNext™, Guardant360 Response™, and GuardantOMNI® tests for advanced stage cancer patients, and Guardant Reveal™ for early-stage cancer patients. The Guardant Health screening portfolio, including the Shield™ test, aims to address the needs of individuals eligible for cancer screening.

Job Description

About the Role:

As a memeber of the Service Engineering organization, the Metrology Specialist is responsible for but not limited to executing annual calibration and preventative maintenance of ancillary lab equipment. The Metrology Specialist must also be sensitive to the demanding regulatory compliance requirements vital to the operation of a pharmaceutical testing laboratory. The Metrology Specialist will support the sustainability function of our Metrology Group, which includes but is not limited to annual calibrations and preventative maintenances of ancillary equipment, standards inventory management, and adhering to Good Documentation Practice. The Metrology Specialist has the ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform calibrations and preventative maintenance to ensure that instruments meet Guardant Health’s quality system requirements
  • Proficient in the use of CMMS Computerized Maintenance Management System/calibration software (data entry, records maintenance, report generation, and other related required documentation)
  • Communicate with labs to coordinate calibration/preventative maintenance events
  • Evaluate equipment for fitness of use and verification of performance within specified parameters per established calibration procedures
  • Ensure proper documentation following GDP
  • Effectively communicate with third party service providers
  • Work with leadership to organize and execute equipment moves and recalibrations as needed
  • Ensure necessary supplies and equipment are ready and available
  • Provide input for creating calibration and verification methods, creating/revising SOPs and Work Instructions
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Associate’s degree (AA/AS) in refrigeration, scientific, mechanical or related field of study with 1-2 years of calibration and technical service experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience
  • Excellent working experience with a CMMS; working knowledge of Qualer and Viewpoint is a plus
  • Perform testing and adjustments using SOPS/WIs or technical experience when no procedure is available
  • Experience authoring and executing calibrations, preventative maintenance, repair work if applicable, and other service-related work and documentation
  • Familiar with a variety of hand tools, electric meters, calibration standards to perform essential day-to-day duties
  • Adaptability to fast pace changing environment
  • Basic troubleshooting skills relating to ancillary equipment
  • Experience applying 5S, Lean Manufacturing methodologies
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate in-person or via email with internal and external customers from diverse scientific, engineering, operational, and regulatory disciplines
  • Demonstrated independent and self-motivated professional with the capability to handle several tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to take part in an on-call rotation with afterhours/weekend response as needed
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% as needed

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently exert up to 20-50 pounds of force to push or lift equipment
  • Standing/sitting/walking/crawling regularly

Additional Information

For positions based in Palo Alto, CA or Redwood City, CA, the hourly range for this full-time position is $33 to $44.66. The range does not include benefits and, if applicable, overtime, bonus, commission, or equity.

Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including, but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. If you are selected to move forward, the recruiting team will provide details specific to the factors above.

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Guardant Health is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our hiring processes for candidates with disabilities, long-term conditions, mental health conditions, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need support, please reach out to [email protected]

Guardant Health 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, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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