Metrology Associate

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Metrology Associate for our Safety Assessment Group located in Ashland, Ohio.

Summary for the Metrology Associate positions:  

This position is responsible for, but not limited to, coordinating and/or performing the calibration, qualification, and maintenance efforts of equipment and the documentation of those activities;
participating in equipment compliance-related activities and committee meetings; assisting in guiding Equipment and Metrologyefforts.ensuring consistency of SOPs and forms across departments for common equipment and systems; and maintaining contact with service and equipment vendors.


•    Communicates effectively with supervisors, colleagues, and Study Directors.
•    Demonstrates commitment to quality.
•    Effectively works in a team and demonstrates a commitment to achieving company goals.
•    Efficiently prioritizes assigned daily workload and uses time productively.
•    Punctual and reliable attendance according to company policy.
•    Adheres to safety procedures at all times.
•    Performs the calibration, qualification, and maintenance activities for equipment.
•    Participates in equipment-related committee meetings and follows up on action items resulting from meetings.
•    Maintains/Scans documents and maintains equipment-related lists.
•    Enters equipment records of all equipment in a database.
•    Assists with the coordination and collection of water samples in support of the water analysis program.
•    Completes routine and nonroutine maintenance documentation in accordance with company SOPs and GLPs.
•    Reviews maintenance and/or calibration records for compliance issues.
•    Acts as contact person for Project Leaders and other staff for equipment-related  issues.  
•    Coordinate SOPs and forms for new and existing equipment.
•    Interacts with Vendors and acts as contact person for vendors, as needed.
•    Assists with the planning and conduct of training within and outside the department on equipment related procedures and compliance issues.
•    Authors and/or executes test scripts for equipment qualifications.
•    Assists in the coordination of repair and maintenance contracts for equipment in accordance with assigned schedules.



•    Education:    B.S.  in relevant field and zero to two years of relevant experience; or HS/GED and three to five years relevant experience. 
•    Experience:  Zero to two years of experience with degree and/or three to five years or relevant experience.
•    Basic Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions and including ability to learn a validated system.

Job Qualifications

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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Salary Range
$46,000.00 - 96,000.00
per Year
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Ashland, OH 44805, US