Metrology Specialist 2

Technical Operations San Diego, CA


About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.

Why work with us?

Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people.  At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.

Under general supervision, this position is to perform GMP level calibrations and help maintain the calibration database.  Problem solving and basic technical troubleshooting are required. This position ensures that calibration services are being provided to various departments in a timely manner while minimizing impact on user operations.


  • Perform scheduled and emergency instrument and system calibrations in a timely manner.
  • Timely completion of tasks with appropriate documentation according to standard operating procedures, applicable standards, guidelines, practices, and policies.
  • Update the calibration management database to keep equipment status and recall data current.
  • Communicate with the internal customer base for the purpose of scheduling and executing work and updating them on the outcome.
  • Assist in the coordination and/or oversight of outside contractors providing calibration services.
  • Ensure calibration contractors have current training on procedures they perform.
  • Review calibration certificates performed by outside vendors and contractors.
  • Help manage equipment sent to vendors for calibration/repair.
  • Generate calibration documentation, including certificates and out of tolerance notifications.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Pacira’s Quality Management System per applicable standards, guidelines, practices, and policies.


  • High School diploma and one of the following:
    • Completion of military training (PMEL) with 2 years’ experience as a calibration or instrument technician.
    • Completion of an Instrumentation or Industrial Electronics (2-year) curriculum at a technical school with 2 years’ experience as a calibration or instrument technician.
    • AA/AS degree in a related science or engineering major with 2 years’ experience as a calibration or instrument technician.
  • Basic knowledge of metrology principles.
  • Basic knowledge and application of algebra, statistics, and elementary physics.
  • Basic knowledge of temperature, pressure, electrical, flow, physical dimensional, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of cGMP.
  • Ability to read and interpret specifications, engineering documents and schematics.
  • Proficiency in using MS Office.
  • An ability to interact with a broad range of personalities and situations.
  • Effective oral and written English communication skills.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 25 kilos (55 pounds).
  • Ability to climb up to and work for sustained periods at heights reaching 12 meters. (39 feet)

EEO Statement

Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.