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Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

California, United States of America

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The Position

Job Summary:

Our award-winning Oceanside facility is highly automated with advanced technologies and we are seeking an experienced Instrumentation and Controls Engineer with cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing experience to support our team.  This role is a part of the Facilities and Engineering Group and focuses on supporting existing installed assets and maintaining the systems’ validated state for process, utility and building systems.  The successful candidate will be experienced; detail oriented; naturally curious; and driven by continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Safely work with engineers, users, mechanics, and I&C technicians to troubleshoot and support Instrument-related equipment issues on the floor, including working at heights over 8 feet and in confined spaces.

  • Troubleshoot hardware issues on various automation control platforms, including DeltaV, RSLogix, and Siemens Insight Apogee using numerous network protocols such as DeviceNet, Direct I/O, Ethernet, Foundation Fieldbus, etc.

  • Develop short and long term cost-effective solutions to complex instrumentation issues/ improvements

  • Provide I&C subject matter expertise in root cause analysis and other business needs

  • Drive improvements in instrumentation and control maintenance programs; develop supporting rationale

  • Manage contractor staff, track project deliverables, and provide status updates

  • Assist with advanced instrumentation configuration and firmware management.

  • Analyze performance history to identify trends/ improvements with I&C system(s)

  • Manage and deliver multiple simultaneous I&C projects/ project support

  • Provide consultative support for automation engineering including design, commissioning and validation teams

  • Generate and maintain maintenance and other life cycle I&C documentation

  • Initiate, execute, and manage completion of quality system records, including change control, assessments, and discrepant events.

  • Directly support company and regulatory inspections and audits, including I&C subject matter expertise

Job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering with minimum
  • 8+ years of experience in I&C-related roles, of which at least 5 years in a cGMP environment.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience directly supporting I&C in plant/ field environments, such as equipment startup/ qualification and maintenance
  • Demonstrated experience working with DeviceNet, Ethernet, HART, OPC, PROFIBUS and Foundation Fieldbus network protocols and hardware
  • Practical knowledge of ISA standards and practices for instrumentation
  • Practical knowledge of PID control theory, technique and application.
  • Strong, concise writing skills presenting robust rationale, arguments, and clear instructions/ guidance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead in diverse and inclusive team environments
  • Continuous-improvement mindset, self-motivated with excellent organizational and time-management skills

Preferred Skills/Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of DeltaV, RSLogix and Siemens Insight Apogee platforms.  Experience with associated programming languages is a plus
  • Experience in supporting and/ or developing calibration and maintenance programs
  • Experience in Lean Production System, especially Total Productive Maintenance, tools and concepts


Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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