Senior Instrumentation Technician, Site Services

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The responsibilities for this position at this level may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform calibrations, repairs, and maintenance of analytical systems, laboratory instruments and analyzers.
  • Installation, calibration, troubleshooting, and modification of analytical systems, laboratory instruments, and analyzers.
  • Collection and organization of technical data from equipment manufacturers, equipment users, and engineering personnel.
  • 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.
  • Utilize skills and experience to achieve the safe and accurate completion of tasks on their assigned shift in support of plant operations.
  • Utilized computer skills to navigate and use corporate intranet and related applications, CMMS/CCMS, and standard word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Ability to follow and execute lock out procedures.
  • Assist in the creation or modification of technical documents.
  • Escort vendors in need of lab access to preform assigned calibration and maintenance work.  Ensure vendors provide complete maintenance documentation upon work completion.
  • Review and process external vendor calibration, PM, and repair documentation per established procedures.
  • Assist with identification and purchase of spare parts.
  • Support utilities in a cGMP/cGXP environment, while minimizing instrumentation and equipment downtime.
  • Ability to interact and communicate appropriately with Manufacturing, Quality, Technology, Engineering, and other departments to ensure satisfactory performance of instruments and systems.
  • Represent Instrumentation on multidisciplinary project teams and make presentations as required.
  • Assistance with systems start-up and validation.
  • Lead and train lower level crafts persons in skills necessary to become proficient. 
  • Assist management in task / personnel coordination.
  • Attend factory training for equipment to be supported, maintained, or calibrated.
  • Provide expertise in the creation or modification of technical documents.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Instrument Services management.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED and one of the following:
    • Completion of an Instrumentation or Electronics Engineering (2-year) curriculum at a technical school with three years’ experience as an instrument or electronics technician.
    • AA/AS Degree in a related science or engineering major with three years’ experience as an instrument or electronics technician.
    • Completion of equivalent military training with three years’ experience as an instrument or electronics technician.
    • Five years in instrumentation and/or analytical instrumentation or a closely related job.
  • Ability to read and interpret P&IDs, engineering documents, and schematics.
  • Ability to build and repair equipment.
  • Must be customer service oriented with good oral and written communication skills, and have pleasant telephone mannerisms.
  • Must be organize and dependable.
  • Must have good attention to details and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be proficient in coordinating tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal / customer service skills are a must.
  • Ability to work with minimum or no supervision.
  • Ability to move from one service call to the next.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to navigate and use corporate intranet, applications, software, standard word processing, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Highly skilled in one trade discipline; knowledge and application of three others.
  • Thorough knowledge of the fundamental electrical, mechanical, physical, and operating principles of process instrumentation and systems.
  • General knowledge of cGMP and GLP practices.

Job Hazards:

  • Working with/around various chemicals (e.g., 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.
  • Work with energized systems and working in close proximity to moving equipment.

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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