Instrumentation Technician

Charles City, Iowa

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Position Summary:

This Instrumentation Technician works within the Technical Service Maintenance group performing preventive maintenance calibrations related to Building Management System and Process Control Systems/Instruments. Process Control Systems/Instruments include, but are not limited to: Fermentation vessels, Bioreactors, Air Handling systems, Filling Lines, Freeze Dryers, etc. Responsible for prioritizing and completing all calibrations and other maintenance activities as they relate to troubleshooting, diagnostics, assembly, and repair. Responsible to enter calibration results in the site CMMS. Must be aware of and adhere to all electrical codes, particularly intrinsic safety.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and complete calibrations for all calibrated equipment as required by the CMMS preventative maintenance program.
  • Ensure documentation is complete and accurate and all documents are retained and stored as per applicable procedures.
  • Manage and track calibration standards.
  • Maintain and enter calibration results into Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Update calibration records to include equipment status change, decommission, due date changes, etc.
  • Replace or repair broken and failed equipment.
  • Notify system owner of broken or failed equipment.
  • Assist with impact evaluation for broken for failed equipment.
  • Work with vendors to order and stock consumable calibration materials.
  • Develop solutions to routine problems following established policies and procedures.
  • Provide calibration metrics for tracking and measuring department performance.
  • Assist with review of new systems/instruments to determine equipment criticality and calibration requirements.


Inside the Company
  • Coordinate with all site colleagues to ensure work completion.
Outside the Company
  • Coordinate with vendors, contractors, and other site colleagues.
  • Interacts with Regulatory Agencies

Education and Experience:

Preferred Education:
  • Minimum High School diploma/GED
  • Preferred Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Industrial Mechanic, Electronic, Electrical, Refrigeration, Tool and Die Maker, or Instrumentation.
  • Two + years of assignment-related maintenance/equipment experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed in the essential functions or experience in at least 1 operational functions and intermediate knowledge in at least 2 operational functions.
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of Production equipment is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of cGxP , OSHA, EPA and other Regulatory Requirements.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Must be capable of demonstrating effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have basic personal computer skills with a preferred working knowledge of current CMMS application.
  • Must be able to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Highly motivated with effective leadership skills.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • High level of technical expertise in one of the following electrical, electronics, mechanical, automation.
  • Must have valid drivers' license.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; reach, stretch hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, push & pull objects, rotating and repetitive movements, climb stairs and must be able to see, talk or hear. The employee must lift up to 30 pounds; and/or move and/or transport objects/waste. Exposed to variant shifts and extended hours. Subject to stressful environment.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach above shoulder level, bend/stoop, kneel, push/pull, and handle/grip frequently.
  • Must be comfortable working in varying temperatures.
  • Must be able to work scheduled 40 hours with the ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of 5 to 30 lbs.
  • Regular reaching, bending, stooping, and twisting.
  • Repetitive motion and substantial movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee very frequently works in operational environments (Utilities and Machine Shop Areas, among other areas). The noise of these work environments can vary from typical office noises to high (above 85 dBA) machinery noises and high temperatures. Also makes use of computer programs such as CMMS, Intranet portals, and Microsoft office among others. Position can require traveling between locations.

Full time



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