Metrology Manager

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Working in Western Canada, (location TBA), for this global leading bio-pharma firm with opportunity for growth, providing strategic, essential products before, during & after Covid-19!

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The Equipment Metrology Manager job itself where you will lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the equipment maintenance and metrology groups and associated resources to ensure all equipment and instrumentation is well-maintained and calibrated for the end-user. In addition, this role is responsible for providing technical expertise, training, and conducting hands-on work as a subject matter expert when needed. More specifically:

  • Oversees the predictive and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration, and repair for a variety of complex analytical laboratory instrumentation and production equipment,
  • Oversees detailed maintenance planning and ensures creation/revision of maintenance job plans, to include work instructions, parts, resources, and permitting.
  • Provides oversight, reviews, and approves SOPs, PMs, site Risk Analysis, Deviations, CAPAs and Change Controls. 
  • Participates and leads major projects; technical, cost, scheduling, and performance decisions.
  • Manages employees with various experience levels with capability to develop new leaders, individual contributors, and technical experts.
  • Conducts interviews, performance reviews, develops and administers development plans, performs follow-up on personnel issues, sets expectations, and provides feedback to group..
  • Identifies and develops effective documentation to measure and analyze inventory levels, lists of materials, purchased parts, equipment and miscellaneous items required.
  • Maintains departmental budget, purchasing, and inventory of spare parts (MRO warehouse).
  • Define and maintain metrics that exhibit productivity and throughput in the functional area.
  • Evaluates areas for improvement and expanded services; monitor programs for effectiveness; develops solutions to fix reoccurring downtime issues.
  • Proactively evaluates and leads refinement of overall equipment reliability plans, strategies, equipment performance, and root cause analysis effectiveness.
  • Establishes working relationships and effective communication with key stakeholders (e.g. Production, Labs, Quality, Engineering, Controls, and Validation).
  • Maintain overall coordination between departments to assure adherence to customer and company schedules.
  • Coordinates vendor service activity and outside support resources as needed.  
  • Follows current good manufacturing practices, writes standard operating procedures, and maintains laboratory standards.
  • Establishes and maintains a safe working environment and safe working practices that meet applicable standards.
  • Follows engineering standards across projects by identifying and implementing best practices.

You will have

To be successful as the Equipment Metrology Manager  you will have

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent field and/or a licensed tradesperson (e.g. Millwright, Instrumentation Mechanic, etc.).
  • Highly desirable to have minimum of 5 years of supervision experience or demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Previous experience in using a Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) is required;
  • Experience with SAP Plant Maintenance, DeltaV, and PLC systems is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment is considered highly beneficial;
  • Knowledge or ability to learn pharmaceutical regulatory requirements is required (e.g. cGMPs, ICH guidance, Eudralex, etc.)
  • Knowledge of equipment, facilities, standards, techniques, policies, and processes.
  • Familiar with the concept of world-class maintenance and best practices.
  • Strong understanding of Operational Excellence and Lean Manufacturing methodology.
  • Excellent communication, human relations, organizational skills, and the ability to manage with leadership and independence.
  • Ability to integrate technical detail, regulatory, and quality standards and judgment into specific requirements and action priorities.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

You will get

As Equipment Metrology Manager, you will enjoy a highly competitive salary $Negotiable + Benefits + Relo

You can apply

To Equipment Metrology Manager by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), by sending CV in confidence to  or give me a call at 01275 331307.


15 November 2020
Engineering Manager
Canada, Western Canada

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