Calibration Technician I


Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products. We specialize in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms including: ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies.


The Calibration Technician I - 2nd Shift is responsible for the following activities:

Essential Functions:
Ability to install, troubleshoot, and calibrate all types of instruments or control systems in any Akorn environment.
Maintain calibration records and enter calibration data using software such as Calibration Manager.
Ability to use software such as MS Excel, Word, and other maintenance manager software such as AMMS to purchase items, and complete validation documentation.
Develop SOP's and change controls for new or existing equipment as required.
Coordinate equipment calibrations for equipment to be calibrated.
Perform calibrations in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and Akorn SOPs.
Order materials and perform instrument and control system adjustments or repairs necessary to achieve compliance in advance of preventative maintenance and validation completion dates.
Good written and verbal communication skills to interact with internal and external personnel providing timely information to avoid production delays.
Good organization skills to maintain a neat, clean and orderly work environment.
Possess and maintain competent and quick mathematical ability to perform the above job duties.
Demonstrate a thorough and timely response to critical facility problems including environmental monitoring, security, and fire alarm parameters.
Compliance with all OSHA and Akorn safety requirements.
Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.


Basic electrical and electronics trade school training. This would provide only a minimum amount of formal training and a brief exposure to the proper use of tools and techniques. Working instrumentation experience may be substituted in lieu of the above if approved by Akorn, Inc.


Ability to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hr week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.
Must be creative and resourceful.
Must demonstrate significant ingenuity in a timely fashion to both ensure uninterrupted daily operations and achievement of long term departmental objectives.
Able to accept occasional overtime on short notice.

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