Instrumentation Technician, Site Operations - Site Services

United States, California, South San Francisco

Department:      Facilities Operations & Maintenance (FOM) - Site Operations
Job Family / Category:   Site Operations/Facilities
Location:          South San Francisco, CA

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.