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Metrology Technician II

Company name
Althea Technologies, Inc.

San Diego, CA
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Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. is a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization providing clinical drug process development and manufacturing services to global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Althea is a leading expert in aseptic filling of drug product in vials and syringes, and our focused expertise and capabilities make us one of the industry’s top leaders for cGMP microbial fermentation of recombinant proteins and plasmid DNA. In conjunction with these manufacturing operations, Althea offers comprehensive development services including: upstream and downstream process development, complex formulations, lyophilization cycle, analytical development, product release and ICH-compliant stability testing.

Now is an exciting time to join Althea. We have talented people working together to help our clients advance their innovative product pipelines. We believe that people are our greatest asset and we are committed to providing our employees with an environment that fosters personal and professional growth.

Our work atmosphere is fast paced, stimulating and customer focused. Employees take pride in knowing our efforts are helping countless patients for years to come.

Althea is currently seeking detail oriented Metrology Technician II

to join the Metrology team! The Metrology Technician II will perform on various components, equipment and processes in a cGXP environment.


Follows and executes existing processes and procedures.

Performs calibration on various instrumentation and controls throughout a cGXP environment.

Works with various departments to schedule routine and non-routine calibration work.

May perform data entry and administrative work pertaining to metrology.

Uses mathematics to solve process measurement related problems as well as to derive and interpret specifications for instrumentation/controls on various processes within the facility.

Conducts tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality, performance and reliability.

Determines the causes of out-of-spec measurement errors and presents solutions to resolve them.

Must gown qualify and exemplify cleanroom behavior.

Works with various off-site vendors to ensure calibration requirements are met on equipment to maintain reliability on processes site-wide.

Embodies Althea’s cultural values by aligning daily actions with department goals and company culture.

Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.


Minimum of two (2) years of metrology experience.

Experience working in a GMP environment preferred.

High School Diploma or equivalent. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

PMEL or technical education is required.

Mathematical aptitude and the ability to choose the correct mathematical methods or formulas to solve various problems.

Ability to apply measurement science principled to specific problems to produce viable answers.

Demonstrated ability to recognize when a measurement is wrong or likely to go wrong.

Ability to work independently, within prescribed guidelines, or in a group setting.

Must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications.

If you meet the requirements above, and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at and click on the Careers section. Please be sure to note where you saw our ad posting.

We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment.

Qualified M/F/D/V candidates are encouraged to apply.

Company Profile
Althea Technologies, Inc., based in San Diego, CA, is focused on reducing the time, risk, and overall cost of our partner's drug development efforts. We apply immediate resources, unsurpassed scientific expertise, and a vast knowledge of regulatory affairs to facilitate the progression from drug discovery to clinical approval. Althea was founded in 1998 with the purpose of accelerating drug development by providing reliable, high quality services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. With our founders' well-known expertise in gene quantification and biopharmaceutical development, we began offering custom real-time qPCR assay services and plasmid DNA production. Today, Althea has established itself as a leading provider of these highly technical services. Our continued growth has enabled us to expand our service portfolio and more than double our manufacturing capacity.

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