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Senior Instrument Technician

Company: Amgen
Location: Newbury Park
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Amgen Thousand Oaks is seeking a Senior Instrument Technician to report to the Maintenance Manager. The Senior Instrumentation Technician is responsible for performing calibration, repair, installation, troubleshooting and documentation of instruments used on process control systems and building systems in production plants, utility plants and facilities suited and designed for material manufacturing. All work must be completed in a safe and timely manner in accordance to Hazard Risk Assessments (HRA) and Job Hazard Assessments (JHA). All work will be performed according to planning and predefined schedules with minimal impact to production while complying with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), standard operating procedures (SOP) and Amgen policies and regulations. Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform calibrations of metrology related equipment
  • Perform instrument calibrations for process, utility and analytical equipment and systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair site instrumentation and control system issues
  • Ensure work is completed in a safe and compliant manner in accordance with applicable procedures
  • Ensure that calibration and repair activities are documented in an accurate and compliant manner
  • Execute according to planning and predefined schedules with minimal impact to production while complying with GMP, SOP, CFR and Amgen regulations
  • Knowledge of pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic instrumentation fundamentals, including process control loops, loop checks, loop tuning and troubleshooting computer based control systems (PLC, BMS, DCS, and various HMI)
  • Review and provide feedback on calibration and maintenance reports, forms, and records
  • Revise and review calibration, maintenance or other related procedures
  • Provide regulatory and partner audit support
  • Interpret electrical schematics, I/O wiring and panel drawings, utility, process system/equipment, plumbing, ductwork, and HVAC P&ID's
  • Interact with peers and clients in manufacturing, maintenance, utility plants, analytical labs and contracted services
  • Perform general labor duties and may work in a variety of locations
  • Participate in on-call rotations for after-hours facility and manufacturing support and work outside of established shift hours upon short notice Basic Qualifications: Associate's degree and 4 years of instrumentation/calibration experience OR High school diploma / GED and 6 years of instrumentation/calibration experience Preferred Qualifications:
    • Associate's degree in metrology, instrumentation, electronics, or related technical discipline
    • Experience performing maintenance and troubleshooting on electrical systems up to 480V
    • 2 years in an FDA (GMP) or similar regulated environment
    • Experience executing and documenting instrumentation work orders in Maximo or similar computerized maintenance management system
    • Strong leadership, technical writing and communication/presentation skills
    • Advanced understanding of process control loops, loop checks, and loop tuning of process control systems
    • Experience with Rosemount instrumentation, Foundation Fieldbus communications and Delta V process control system
    • A high mathematical understanding, excellent reading skills along with intermediate computer and typing skills Join Us If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen. Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients. Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join Us If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen. Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients. Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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