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Instrumentation Specialist II
Ref No.: 20-04255
Location: South San Francisco, California
Considered the founder of the industry, our client has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 40 years. Our client is considered the leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. We are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.
 
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 Lead 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.
  • 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.
  • Represent Genentech during factory acceptance testing (FAT) of equipment to be supported, maintained, or calibrated.
  • 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