Instrumentation/Calibration Technician II

  • Full Time
  • WA-Seattle
  • Mid Level

Website NanoString

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Who We Are:

NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTG) is a leading provider of life science tools for discovery and translational research. The company’s nCounter® Analysis System is used in life sciences research and has been cited in more than 3,800 peer-reviewed publications. The nCounter Analysis System offers a cost-effective way to easily profile the expression of hundreds of genes, proteins, miRNAs, or copy number variations, simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision, facilitating a wide variety of basic research and translational medicine applications. The company’s GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler enables highly-multiplexed spatial profiling of RNA and protein targets in a variety of sample types, including FFPE tissue sections.  Built on pioneering principles in 2003, NanoString is blazing new trails and exploring new frontiers to adapt to the everchanging landscape and becoming smarter and more innovative in the process.  We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery and providing solutions that can have a meaningful impact in research and discovery.
Our purpose is to Map the Universe of Biology.   We enable scientists to answer questions they have always wanted to ask to explore the boundaries of cellular structures and create an atlas of biological interactions that define life.  We are relentless in our quest to Catalyze the Next Biological Revolution leading to Advancing the Human Condition.  In addition to a pioneering spirit, we value:  Grit.  Authenticity.  Ambition.  Ingenuity.  Customers.  Join our team!

Job Summary:

The Instrumentation/Calibration Technician II is responsible for the maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of a variety of circuits, components, analytical equipment, and instrumentation for research and development and manufacturing laboratory equipment. This individual also maintains the environmental monitoring system and temperature mapping of all laboratory cold storage units.

Essential Functions:

  • Co-administer the Vaisala viewLinc monitoring, alarming, and reporting system
  • Secondary trainer of new Instrumentation/Calibration Technicians in the general use, function, calibration and preventive maintenance of designated equipment and instrumentation
  • Primary liaison for response and scheduling of unscheduled service events
  • Maintain certification status of all temperature storage devices
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of laboratory equipment and the associated documentation
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and service a variety of laboratory equipment, including routine calibration and preventive maintenance services
  • Coordinate outsourced services with qualified and approved vendors
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for electronic asset management system
  • Initiate and review change requests, collaborations, corrective actions/preventive actions (CAPAs), non-conformance material report (NCMRs), etc. within electronic quality management system (EQMS)


  • Successful proficiency and competency of all essential functions of Instrumentation/Calibration Technician II
  • Applied sciences, engineering, instrumentation or industrial automation degree and commensurate experience is required
  • Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) (Blue Mountain Regulatory Asset Management or similar)
  • Building Monitoring System (BMS) (Vaisala viewLinc or similar)
  • Basic understanding of small equipment components and functionality
  • Basic computer skills (Excel, Word) and good communication skills
  • Ability to work both as a part of a team and independently
  • Must be willing and able to work on call as essential staff on nights/weekends/holidays
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Valid Washington driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior calibration, maintenance, service, and troubleshooting experience in a laboratory environment with laboratory equipment and instrumentation
  • Regulation environment experience (ISO 13485)
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)


NanoString is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. NanoString does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that it does not have a signed agreement with.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: NanoString has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that applies to ALL U.S. employees (regardless of work location), onsite contractors and visitors except as prohibited by applicable law. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination within 31 days of their hiring date or have applied for an exemption for which an accommodation can be made. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final (or only) dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Exemptions will be considered for medical conditions/disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, observations, or practices. For any visitor coming onsite to one of NanoString’s facilities, we must verify that the visitor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to site entry and visitors must don a face mask at all times when onsite in a NanoString facility.


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