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Sr. Lab Instrument Calibration Technician - HPLC/GC/LC/MS

Company: CBRE
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: July 8, 2024

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Sr. Lab Instrument Calibration Technician - HPLC/GC/LC/MS

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Indianapolis - Indiana - United States of America

Full Spectrum Lab Services from CBRE offers a professional suite of services to a variety of clients in the life sciences industry, including those in pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, and genomics, as well as contract research organizations (CROs) and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs).

Our comprehensive range of services includes laboratory consulting, real estate services, instrumentation repair and maintenance, full asset management, and more-covering the entire spectrum of life sciences facilities. With expertise across various life sciences categories, CBRE is a leader in servicing highly-regulated spaces within the industry.


Under general supervision, calibrate, maintain, and perform repairs for scientific instrumentation including proprietary LC systems, Gas chromatographs, spectrophotometers, and various other lab instrumentation.


- Disassemble, inspect, clean, repair, calibrate, test, and perform periodic maintenance of specialty equipment such as HPLCs/UPLCs, specialty equipment, systems, and controls

- Operate electronic test equipment, including multimeters, frequency generators and counters, galvanometers, digital logic probes, and oscilloscopes.

- Perform complex repairs or coordinate the removal of instruments/devices needing overhaul during scheduled maintenance.

- Record and report abnormal functions or out-of-tolerance conditions of equipment and initiate corrective action and documentation.

- Reinstall, test, evaluate, calibrate, and maintain instruments or devices upon completion of repairs.

- Locate part sources, estimate costs, and prepare requisitions.

- Document daily records of inspections, maintenance activity, repairs, and other work performed within approved guidelines and procedures.

- Coordinate with outside contractors regarding repairs covered by maintenance agreements. Communicates with customer staff and outside contractors in the calibration, repair, and operation of equipment, as necessary.

- May troubleshoot/service or resolve problems while performing unscheduled work.

- Write equipment, maintenance, and calibration procedures.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required and a minimum of four years of related experience and/or training. Associates degree in scientific field of study preferred or equivalent related work experience.

One to Five years of experience in instrumentation and control or installing, calibrating, maintaining and repairing equipment or equivalent experience is preferred.

Specialist knowledge, training, and experience related to analytical instrumentation to include selected technique groups such as HPLC, GC, Liquid Handling, Automation, Optical Systems, Biology and Chemistry Analyzers is preferred.

Specific experience preferred:

  • Karl Fischer Titration
  • Waters HPLC/UPLC
  • Thermo Mass Spec
  • Agilent Mass Spec
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

    Must have appropriate license or certification where required by law.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.

    Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.

    Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.

    Experience with Desktop publishing, Microsoft Office Suite, and Online Help.

    Ability to read and work from blueprints, schematic diagrams and specification manuals.

    Decisions made with thorough knowledge of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and targets. Responsible for setting own project targets. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

    Why CBRE?

    CBRE is the leader in our field. We offer excellent compensation and benefits, to include flexible scheduling, overtime pay, medical and dental benefits, PTO, 401K, and comprehensive training for professional growth.

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

    Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

    NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

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