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Roche

Instrumentation Technician, Proc/Util/Lab

Purpose: Perform calibrations, diagnostics, and maintenance of industrial process control instruments or systems, laboratory instruments and analyzers, and support utilities in a cGMP/cGXP environment, while minimizing instrumentation and equipment downtime, ensuring that manufacturing operations and functional support departments are enabled to successfully make, assess and release Genentech drug products 24/7. 

Job Responsibilities: The Instrument Technician will be accountable to utilize their skills and experience to achieve the safe and accurate completion of tasks on their assigned shift in support of plant operations. 

The responsibilities of an Instrument Technician may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Timely completion of tasks and work orders with appropriate documentation according to standard operating procedures, applicable standards, guidelines, practices, and policies. 

  • Safe operation of tools and shop equipment, and safe execution of work in the field. 

  • Computer skill level appropriate to navigate and use corporate intranet and related applications, CMMS/CCMS, and standard word processing and spreadsheet programs. 

  • Assist in the creation or modification of technical documents. 

  • Ability to interact and communicate appropriately with Manufacturing, Quality, Technology, Engineering, and other departments to ensure satisfactory performance of instruments and systems. 

  • Represent Maintenance Operations on multidisciplinary project teams and make presentations as required. 

  • Installation, calibration, troubleshooting and modification of process control instruments or systems, laboratory instruments and analyzers, and support utilities. 

  • Programming/configuration of microprocessor-based equipment (PLCs, DCS, smart devices, etc.) 

  • Assistance with systems start-up and validation 

  • Collection and organization of technical data from equipment manufacturers, equipment users, and engineering personnel. 

  • Assistance with identification, purchase, and organization of spare parts. 

  • Demonstrated proficiency to monitor, trend and analyze data to make corrections or recommendations. 

  • Lead and train lower level crafts persons in skills necessary to become proficient. Assist management in task/personnel coordination. 

  • Other tasks as assigned by Instrument Services management. 

Job Requirements: 

Education and Experience 

  • High School Diploma or GED and one of the following. 

  • Completion of an Instrumentation or Industrial Electronics (2-year) curriculum at a technical school with 3 years experience as an instrument or electronics technician. 

  • AA/AS Degree in a related science or engineering major with 3 years experience as an instrument or electronics technician. 

  • Completion of equivalent military training with 3 years experience as an instrument or electronics technician. 

  • 5 years in manufacturing process instrumentation and control and/or analytical instrumentation or a closely related job 

  • Ability to read and interpret P&IDs, engineering documents and schematics. 

  • Highly skilled in 1 trade discipline; knowledge and application of 3 others. 

  • Thorough knowledge of ISA standards and practices for instrumentation. 

  • Thorough knowledge of the fundamental operating principles of industrial process instrumentation and systems.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 

  • Ability to distinguish colors 

Job Hazards: 

  • Working with/around various chemicals (i.e. acids and bases), solvents, pressurized systems, compressed gases, and biological materials (Recombinant DNA). 

  • Work in environments that may include low, medium, or high voltages 

  • May work at elevated heights 

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Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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