Instrumentation Technician / Sr. Instrumentation Technician

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Night shift: Wed, Thur, Fri, & Alternating Sat (7pm - 8am)

This position is responsible for the maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, calibration and repair of a variety of circuits, components, analytical equipment and instrumentation for laboratory and manufacturing equipment.

Responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Install, calibrate, troubleshoot and modify process control instruments or systems for manufacturing applications
  • Install, calibrate, troubleshoot, and modify control equipment for manufacturing related utilities
  • Program/configure PLCs, microprocessor-based controllers and data loggers
  • Assist with control systems start-up and validation
  • Specify and request purchase of components and may develop test specifications and electrical schematics
  • Maintain logs and required documentation and may prepare technical reports with recommendations for solutions to technical problems
  • Collect and organize technical data from equipment manufacturers, equipment users, and engineering personnel
  • Assist with identification, purchase, and organization of spare parts
  • Interact with key stakeholders including scientists, engineers and production staff
  • May mentor/train technicians and operation personnel


We are seeking applicants for this position with the following skills and experience. The level of the position will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Completion of an Instrumentation/Industrial Electronic 2-year curriculum at a technical school, or AA/AS in a science or engineering discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant technical training and on the job experience
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing process control instrumentation or closely related role required for the senior level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental operating principles of industrial process instrumentation and systems
  • Knowledge of ISA standards and practices for instrumentation
  • Familiarity with relay ladder logic and programmable controllers
  • Practical knowledge of computer-aided manufacturing automation
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering documents and shop schematics
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

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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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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