Instrumentation Tech, Site Services

United States of America, California, South San Francisco

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The Instrumentation Technician is responsible for performing service activities relating to the calibration, maintenance and repair of laboratory calibration instruments/equipment. 


  • Provide calibration, troubleshooting, and repair of analytical instruments used in laboratories.
  • Enter calibration data and service information into the calibration management system.
  • Respond to trouble calls and perform diagnostics and repairs.
  • Escort vendors in need of lab access to perform assigned calibration and maintenance work. Ensure vendor provides 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.
  • Prepare and organize technical documentation and operational procedures.
  • Write calibration and preventive maintenance Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Collect and organize technical data from equipment manufacturers, equipment users, and engineering personnel.
  • Mentor other instrument and laboratory technicians.

Skills, Knowledge and Ability:

  • Must know the operating principles and be proficient with the operational techniques of laboratory analytical instruments.
  • General knowledge of cGMP and GLP practices.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to efficiently prioritize the workload. Work is scheduled throughout the SSF campus. Extensive walking will be required.
  • General understanding of the International System of Units (SI).
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering documents and equipment schematics.
  • Must be able to lift 35 pounds.

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a B.S. degree in Science, or an Electronics Engineering 2-year curriculum at a technical school, or an AA I AS Degree in a related science, or engineering major including substantial relevant on-the-job training.
  • 1-2 years of progressive experience in analytical or process control instrumentation or closely related job with a proven performance record is highly desirable.
  • 1-2 years as a field service technician / engineer or as service contractor for an analytical instrument manufacturer is desirable.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Manufacturing, Manufacturing > General Manufacturing