Senior Instrumentation Tech

California, United States of America

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The Position


The primary responsibility of Instrument Services is to maximize equipment availability for processing by safely maintaining equipment and instrumentation through Calibration, Preventive and Corrective maintenance.

In support of these activities, Instrument Services provides personnel 24/hours/day, 7 days per week for calibration, maintenance, discrepancy response, contractor oversight, vendor resource management, project support and training.

All Instrument Services Technicians are trained to perform calibration and maintenance in the primary manufacturing support areas and Materials Management, Quality Control Labs, and Utility Operations. 

Note:  Add Standards mgmt

Job Responsibilities

Leadership & People Management: (If Appropriate)



  • Exhibit detail oriented documentation skills to ensure Right-First-Time operations
  • Escalate process issues as necessary to ensure resolution of issue
  • Comply with cGMP, SOP and manufacturing documentation.

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

N3 – N2 plus the following:

  • Assistance with systems start-up and validation
  • Collection and organization of technical data from equipment manufacturers, equipment users, and engineering personnel.
  • Installation, calibration of process control instruments or systems, laboratory instruments and analyzers, and support utilities.
  • 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.)

  • Train other technicians in group and individual settings
  • Ability to read and understand Piping and Instrumentation Drawings
  • Evaluate, review Standard Operating Procedures content and red line where appropriate

N4 – N3 plus the following:

  • Represent Maintenance and Calibrations on multidisciplinary project teams.
  • Serve as an example and advocate of ingrained quality
  • Champion safety improvements and encourages safe work practices in department
  • Contribute to a LEAN work environment by acting as a change agent and utilizing OE Tools
  • Contribute to the improvement of training material and practices
  • Demonstrate Roche Leadership Competencies within Department and to the site
  • Be able to act as SME to regulatory agencies
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts to resolve complex process issues

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Completion of an Instrumentation or Industrial Electronics (2-year) or AA/AS degree at a technical school with 2 years experience as an instrument or electronics technician equivalency preferred.

Experience (may vary depending on site size/scope)

  • 4 years in manufacturing process instrumentation and control and/or analytical instrumentation or a closely related job preferred.

Note: Experience broken down into N2, N3, N4


  • Ability to read and interpret engineering documents and schematics.
  • Knowledge of the fundamental operating principles of industrial process instrumentation and systems.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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