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CBRE LIS Laboratory Technician- Life Sciences (Calibrations & Instrumentation) in GAITHERSBURG, Maryland

LIS Laboratory Technician- Life Sciences (Calibrations & Instrumentation)

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

Corp Real Estate Services

Requisition # 20022013

Post Date Sep 30, 2020


Under general supervision, installs, calibrates, repairs, and performs preventive and reactive repair maintenance of electronic, electro-mechanical, and/or mechanical & analytical lab instrumentation. Will provide back-up support to critical functions as required.


Responsible for acting in accordance with appropriate client and CBRE company policies and procedures. Complete all required training.

Disassembles, inspects, cleans, repairs, calibrates, tests, and performs periodic maintenance of specialty equipment, systems, and controls to include selected technique groups such as HPLC, GC, Liquid Handling, Automation, Optical Systems, Biology and Chemistry Analyzers.

Operating the tools and equipment necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Performs basic to complex repairs and coordinates the removal/replacement of instruments/devices needing overhaul during scheduled maintenance.

Reinstalls, tests, evaluates, calibrates, and maintains instruments or devices upon completion of repairs.

Locates part sources, estimates costs and prepares requisitions.

Communicates with customer staff and outside contractors in the calibration, repair, and operation of equipment, as necessary.

Documents daily records of inspections, maintenance activity, repairs, and other work performed within approved guidelines and procedures. Capture and distribute post service-related documents as well as video and written training documentation.

Escalate instrument performance concerns or breakdown support for resolution to higher level staff or specialty vendors.

Provide support to LIS Analyst for IndySoft database audits.

Create Hololens training videos produced from PM and Repair activities.

Provide support for shipping and return of assets out for Depot repairs.

Performs other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate work and assign tasks.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required and a minimum of two years of related experience and/or training. Associates degree in scientific field of study preferred or equivalent related work experience.

One to Five years of experience in instrumentation or installing, calibrating, maintaining and repairing lab analytical equipment or equivalent experience is preferred.


Must have appropriate license or certification where required.


Strong written and verbal skills. Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to professionally respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor. Anticipates others’ needs for information and ensures that the format of information meets the needs of the recipient.


Ability to work well with other employees, lab personnel, 3 rd Party Service Providers and CBRE’s and the client’s management.


Requires basic knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.


Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Understanding of when to ask questions. Requires analytical skills.


Experience with Desktop publishing, Microsoft Office Suite, and Online Help. Ability to read and work from blueprints, schematic diagrams and specification manuals. Successful candidates will have demonstrated technical / mechanical aptitude.

Ability to work independently or in teams. Conscientious, self-starter requiring limited direction to achieve desired outcomes.

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About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)