Laboratory Instrumentation Technician
Cambridge, MA 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description

Cambridge, MA

Requisition Number: 103

Blueprint Medicines is a global precision therapy company that invents life-changing therapies for people with cancer and hematologic disorders. Applying an approach that is both precise and agile, we create medicines that selectively target genetic drivers, with the goal of staying one step ahead across stages of disease. Since 2011, we have leveraged our research platform, including expertise in molecular targeting and world-class drug design capabilities, to rapidly and reproducibly translate science into a broad pipeline of precision therapies. Today, we are delivering approved medicines directly to patients in the United States and Europe, and we are globally advancing multiple programs for genomically defined cancers, systemic mastocytosis, and cancer immunotherapy.

What will you do?

The Laboratory Instrumentation Technician will report to the Director of Facilities Management and interact closely with the Associate Director of Facilities and Lab Operations. The Laboratory Instrumentation Technician is responsible for performing calibration, repair, installation, and troubleshooting of instruments, equipment, process control systems, and equipment used at the Blueprint Medicines sites. This position will also perform or schedule all PM's, manage all vendors, and routinely interact with all lab personnel to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained.

What will be your responsibilities?

  • Schedule and/or perform all laboratory instrument and equipment preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Troubleshoot and repair laboratory instrumentation and control system issues.
  • Perform advanced maintenance and repair activities on equipment and systems.
  • Manage all contractors and vendors associated with job function.
  • Communicate with all appropriate staff members and obtain authorization prior to performing any work.
  • Ensure work is appropriately communicated to system operators and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure work order documentation is completed accurately and completely.
  • Identify waste, workflow interrupters, and other opportunities for improvement, recommend solutions, and assisting with implementation.
  • Identify opportunities to learn new skills and actively participate in development that will improve overall team performance.

What basic qualifications do we require?

  • Military training equivalent of above is acceptable.
  • Experience with and knowledge of Metrology/calibration principles.
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) are required. Ability to present own work to peers and management.
  • Technical writing skills required.
  • Must have a customer service mindset.
  • Must be able use technical expertise and judgement to investigate issues using a structured problem-solving approach to determine true root cause and path forward for complex problems.
  • Demonstrated ability and eagerness to learn new equipment/systems.
  • Familiarity with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to navigate computerized data and information management systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Creative Problem Solving.
  • Impeccable Integrity and accountability.

What additional qualifications are we seeking?

  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of CMMS Systems
  • Keen knowledge of hand tools, meters, diagnostic equipment
  • Requires the ability to lift 50 lbs. using proper lifting techniques
  • May require occasional off-hour emergency response
  • Willingness to attend instrument manufacturer's trainings.
  • Commitment to Blueprint Medicines' Core Values: Patients First, Thoughtfulness, Urgency, Trust, Optimism

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

As a biotechnology organization, it is our responsibility to do everything we can to safeguard the health and safety of our workforce, our communities, and the patients we serve. That is why we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless we approve an exemption through a reasonable accommodation for certified health reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. Accommodation requests for either of these reasons should be made to

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Affirmative Action

At Blueprint Medicines, we foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion. A proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, we consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. We are also an E-Verify Employer. We will make reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who requires an accommodation with the hiring process or to perform any essential functions of the position for which you are applying, please reach out to

For more information, please see our , the EEO Poster and its Supplement, as well as our Pay Transparency Statement.

Who we are:

We don't think in small steps. We think in giant leaps.

We are driven by the pursuit of new ideas, new innovations, and new ways of thinking.

We know that what each and every one of us matters and that our success depends on our ability to work together in a diverse community. We believe we are at our best as a company when our employees are thriving and we foster a culture that provides opportunities to grow and develop professionally, while also having fun.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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