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Intern - Metrology

Category Intern City Maple Grove State Minnesota

The Metrology Intern will assist with routine calibrations and maintenance for basic instruments in the Upsher-Smith Analytical Laboratory. Assist with non-routine troubleshooting activities for basic laboratory instruments. Support and maintain the qualified state of laboratory instruments in compliance with cGLP, FDA and other regulatory requirements. Perform project activities as designated by management.

Primary Functions:

  • Perform project support activities at direction of assigned supervisor
  • Research and gather information from databases and from subject matter experts.
  • Organize and maintain project files.
  • Capable of calibrating and maintaining Balances, pH meters, dissolution apparatuses and other laboratory equipment.
  • Troubleshooting of analytical laboratory equipment.
  • Basic understanding of pilot scale and pharmaceutical development equipment.

Internship requirements:

Applicant must be entering their Junior or Senior year. Seeking a degree in Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical/Electrical/Biomedical Engineering or Metrology or other related disciplines with a mechanical aptitude.

Knowledge of Empower and Excel is a plus.

Mental/Motor Requirements:

Good verbal and written communication skills.  Most assignments and gathering of data will be verbal.   Ability to handle multiple priorities. Good interpersonal skills to work with operators, technicians and professional staff. Good organizational skills. This position requires reading, writing, verbal communication, math, and independent decision-making abilities. 

Environmental Requirements:

Work is to be performed in office, maintenance shop, or production areas.  Good hygiene and ability to work in GMP environment.  Frequently is exposed to moving machinery, rotating parts, pinch points, electrical hazards and dust.  Occasionally exposed to fumes and/or hot/cold surfaces and conditions.

Physical Requirements:

Frequent sitting performing repetitive motions such as, typing and writing.  Often required to stand and move about; twisting, and bending at the waist.  Requires occasional reaching, crouching, handling, climbing, talking, and hearing. Required to wear safety glasses and lab coat while in the lab area. May be required to wear other protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, ear protection etc


Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping with this commitment, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC. will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including factors related to pregnancy or child birth), national origin, age, marital status, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity status with regard to public assistance, employment status, local human rights commission activity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or any other protected category.
Job ID 8060

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