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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Instrumentation Technician III in Clayton, North Carolina

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

Position shift: 12-hour rotating

Summary:

The Instrumentation Technician is responsible for routine calibration of plant instrumentation and provides troubleshooting of the plant control systems.

Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Calibrate various types of process equipment and control elements to include: electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, temperature, pressure, level, flow, weight and weighing systems, analytical devices, NIST Standards

  • Troubleshoot and perform corrective maintenance on process equipment and control elements

  • Provide troubleshooting and repair of electrical supply and distribution up to 480v AC

  • Provide troubleshooting and repair of variable frequency drives

  • Provide troubleshooting and repair of servo drives and motors

  • Provide troubleshooting, repair of distributed control systems (Delta V, ABB, SCADA, etc.), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and human machine interface (HMIs)

  • Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to document work activity

  • Provide detailed documentation of all calibration, troubleshooting, and repair activities.

  • Issue/complete job hazard analysis/safe work permits (hot work, excavating, confined space, hazardous atmosphere, etc.)

  • Adhere to cGMP, Safety and Environmental requirements

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, job plans and/or equipment manuals to perform work

  • Responsible for maintaining training curriculum requirements.

  • Complete required Instrumentation Qualifications

  • Assist with modification, installation and startup of new and existing instrumentation, process control systems and equipment.

Additional Responsibilities:

Tech I level:

  • Develop knowledge and skills needed perform job as required by the area of responsibility.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal form

  • Build positive working relationships with cross-functional teams across multiple business units

  • Use personal computers and have experience with Window applications and Web based programs

  • Read, interpret, and apply information from files, drawings, catalogs, reports, and manuals

  • Demonstrate strong mathematical skills with the ability to apply this knowledge to the various tasks assigned.

  • Understand current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements

  • Understand industrial plant safety and environment requirements

Tech 2:

  • Perform all responsibilities as defined in previous job level

  • This job level requires proficiency in most areas of responsibility

  • May perform training of other technicians in areas of proficiency as needed

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as defined in previous job level

  • Able to work independently

Tech 3:

  • Perform all responsibilities as defined in previous job level

  • This job level requires proficiency in all areas of responsibility

  • Perform as a team leader

  • Responsible for training of other technicians

  • Develop electronic data sheets

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as defined in previous job level

  • Technical expertise in all types of calibration and troubleshooting.

  • Understands how area equipment functions in process applications

  • Experience with multiple maintenance crafts (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, piping, HVAC); with the ability to apply this knowledge to the complete, timely, technically-correct, cost-effective calibration and troubleshooting activities.

  • Proficiently use computerized maintenance management system to locate/identify replacement parts, coordinate multiple and interdisciplinary work requests, and investigate equipment repair history.

  • Ability to support installation, startup and commissioning of Capital Projects.

  • Knowledge and training as required by OSHA on applicable safe work practices and process safety management

  • Use communication skills to effectively resolve problems with technical personnel including department managers, supervisors and outside technical support.

  • Understand technical documentation, i.e. piping and instrument diagrams, instrument loop diagrams, electrical schematics, precision machine part drawing, programmable ladder logic, mechanical assembly, software function documents, sequence of operations, OEM information

Engineering Tech:

  • Respond to requirement failures that effect production equipment and to identify and make necessary repairs utilizing equipment manuals, specifications and drawings.

  • Propose and implement equipment improvements that will reduce operational costs and improve efficiency by preparing the required design documentation, and directing the field work.

  • Prepare procedures for preventive and corrective maintenance and to perform such tasks in compliance with GMP guidelines and internal procedures, and to assure that the necessary replacement parts are cost effectively inventoried.

  • Assist production in the optimization and utilization of process equipment by alerting supervision prior to equipment failures in order initiate revised maintenance procedures and/or equipment modifications or replacement.

  • Participate in equipment, process and procedural safety reviews in order to identify, and propose solution for, equipment and/or procedural safety deviations.

  • Direct and supervise contract personnel in the completion of their tasks in compliance with company procedures for safety policies.

  • Train technicians and process operators on the technical theory of equipment operation and the relationship between the process control hardware and mechanical equipment to critical process parameters.

  • Reports to all operation shift supervisors when they are called to address equipment problems in an area. Formally assigned to a specific area and report to a Maintenance Supervisor, expected to provide technical support to all areas on shift. Expected to master technical aspects of all areas in the Technical Operations area to provide the necessary technical capability to resolve immediate high impact production problems. Requires a continuously high level of training cross the plant on equipment from centrifuges to Freeze Dryers to chromatography columns.

  • This position requires the ability to fully understand technical documentation (i.e. piping and instrument diagrams, instrument loop diagrams, electrical schematics, precision machine part drawing, programmable ladder logic, mechanical assembly, software function documents, sequence of operations) in order to effectively complete tasks. Generation of such technical documentation in order to specify equipment improvements or changes is also required. Electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, and distributed control system trouble shooting and repair work is routinely expected. Personnel must have knowledge and training as required by OSHA on the applicable safe work practices and Process safety management. Must be able to use a computerized maintenance management system to locate/identify replacement parts, and to coordinate multiple and interdisciplinary work requests for specific amount. The ability to effectively train manufacturing and maintenance personnel on the equipment and processes is also required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required in order to comply with procedures and to resolve problems with related technical personnel including Department managers, supervisors, and outside technical support staff.

Requirements:

Tech 1:

Associates degree in a relevant technical field

2 years relevant experience

Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.

Knowledge of utilities systems preferred

Tech 2:

Associates degree in a relevant technical field

4 years relevant experience

Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.

Knowledge of utilities systems preferred

Tech 3:

Associates degree in a relevant technical field

6 years relevant experience

Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.

Knowledge of utilities systems preferred

Engineering Tech:

Minimum of a two year technical degree, or equivalent; a Bachelors Degree in Engineering is preferred.

Minimum of 7-10 years of maintenance experience in a high tech or pharmaceutical environment.

Work is performed in a manufacturing environment with rotating shifts. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to chemicals, electrical manufacturing equipment, hand tools and moving machinery. Operates forklifts, tractors and power equipment. Exposure to high levels of noise and to dust/gas/fumes/steam. Exposure to extreme cold below 32

  • and on occasion, exposure to extreme heat above 100

  • . Exposure to vibration or oscillating movements of the extremities or the whole body. Occasional entry into confined spaces, requiring kneeling, crawling, climbing and squatting. Works at heights on scaffolding and/or on ladders. Walks on uneven ground. Personal protective equipment required such as; protective eyewear, chemical suits, safety shoes and/or rubber footwear, gloves, hearing protection and a respirator. Heavy lifting and carrying of 45lbs. for up to 6-8 hours per day, with a maximum lift of 75lbs. Work is performed standing, walking, bending and twisting waist for 4-6 hours per day. Repetitive foot movements. Occasionally reaches above and below shoulder height. Occasionally bends and twists neck. Repetitive hand movements with simple grasping of one hand with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Hearing acuity essential. Color perception/discrimination, depth perception and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Performs a wide range of complex tasks. Adheres to a work schedule to meet production standards.

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Req ID: 220029

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