Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Instrumentation Technician in Emeryville, California

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols has nearly 18,500 employees in 30 countries. Grifols’ three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.

The Instrument Technician completes calibrations, maintenances, and general support of all types of equipment, instruments, and systems for the Grifols Diagnostics business units.

Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Completes calibration activities according to schedule, including complex systems.

  • Completes instrumentation repair activities as needed to avoid impact to production schedules, including complex systems.

  • Reviews existing Standard Operating Procedures and calibration procedures for adequacy and notify management of any discrepancies.

  • Assists associate technicians with complex calibrations and troubleshooting problems.

  • Participates on project teams, as requested.

  • Maintains accurate, legible records of all work performed in accordance with cGMP’s, ISO, and Grifols policies.

  • Completes all Quality and Safety training activities on time.

Additional Responsibilities:

On-time completion of scheduled maintenance and calibrations. Monitor areas of responsibility for continuous improvement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read and interpret P&ID diagrams, electrical wiring diagrams, electrical ladder diagrams, and electronic schematics.

  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with a broad variety of electronic test equipment and standards is essential.

  • Must be detail oriented, yet able to switch between dissimilar tasks with ease.

  • Must be able to follow verbal and written procedures.

  • Must be comfortable working with typical Windows based applications such as MS Word and MS Excel.

  • Experience with Maximo CMMS preferred.

  • Experience using calibration tools that use the HART communication protocol preferred.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Windows, and networks operating on these platforms is desirable.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Programmable Logic Controllers and/or Distributed Control Systems is desirable.

  • Biotechnology background, chemical applications expertise, and/or experience working in a highly regulated environment is desirable.


High school diploma, AA Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, or Biomedical Electronics. Relevant military experience or similar certification (such as ISA or EIT certification) in lieu of degree or experience is acceptable.


Three years of related experience of which must have been in calibration that fell under regulatory purview (FDA,FAA,ISO,etc..). Relevant military experience or similar certification (such as ISA or EIT certification) in lieu of degree or experience is acceptable.


Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements. Example: If a job level requires an Associate’s degree plus 2 years of experience, an equivalent could include 4 years of experience or a Bachelor's degree.

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans


Location: [[mfield6]] : [[cust_building]]

Learn more about Grifols at

Req ID: 71897

Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Category: Others