Instrumentation Technician


CA-Los Angeles, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Maintenance / General Services / Facilities
Req Id:  497823

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.

Job Summary:


The Instrumentation Technician 1 is responsible for the repair, troubleshooting and calibrations for all production instruments.


Essential Job Duties:


  • Perform daily and scheduled preventative maintenance calibrations of instruments including troubleshooting and repair, as well as perform high level calibrations to Metrology Standards.
  • Responsible for calibrations, adjustments, replacement and repair to process and test equipment per Grifols Biologicals Inc.’s (GBI) Calibration Standard Procedures (CSP) following all applicable safety practices. 
  • Update Calibration Data Sheets.
  • Review calibration data received from vendors.
  • Ensure that equipment is repaired and maintained in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and/or manufacturer’s specification.
  • Performs both scheduled and unplanned work on a wide variety of equipment and systems, including Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Corrective Maintenance work.
  • Identify and report low performing or failing systems for pre-emptive corrective actions or upgrade suggestions.
  • Supports implementation of upgrades and new engineering / maintenance projects.       
  • Takes the necessary actions to ensure equipment and/or environment is safe and consistent with relevant laws, codes and/or governing policies.
  • Identify needed equipment, parts, and supplies necessary to complete repairs.
  • Responsible for coordinating with manufacturing departments to perform work in a timely manner.
  • May conduct root cause analyses.
  • Strict adherence to procedures and practices according to FDA regulations.
  • Strong emphasis on documentation according to FDA regulations.
  • Adhere to departmental corporate safety policies.


Job Requirements:


  • High School diploma or GED required.  Trade School, Vocational Certificate, Associate Degree, or Military training in related field is highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience in calibration of manufacturing equipment / instruments is required, preferably in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or FDA regulated environment.
  • Equivalency:  In lieu of 2 years of experience, candidate must have a minimum of an Associate Degree or Vocational Certification in Instrumentation, Calibration, Electronics Engineering, or closely related technical discipline.
  • Requires basic understanding of calibration, instrumentation, and metrology methods.
  • Knowledge of pH meters, conductivity meters, ozone meters (temperature, RTD’s Thermocouples), indicators and controllers, pressure and vacuum devises, load cells, liquid flow and level indicators.
  • Able to repair, calibrate, install, and rebuild instruments.
  • Able to use diagnostic test equipment and precision measuring devices.
  • Must have strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to identify and resolve equipment problems.
  • Demonstrated strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Able to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings, Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) drawings and schematics.
  • Knowledge of safe and proper use of hand, power and measuring tools, as well as basic shop equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment performance data.
  • Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Specific experience with SAP & AMMS is preferred.
  • Must be flexible with working hours / shifts in order to accommodate the 24 hour, 7 day plant operation.
  • May also be required to be on call, on a rotating basis.


The estimated pay scale for the Instrumentation Technician role based in Los Angeles, CA, is $28 - $32/per hour. Additionally, the position is eligible to participate in up to 5% of the company bonus pool. We offer a wide variety of benefits including, but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, up to 5% 401(K) match and tuition reimbursement. Final compensation packages will ultimately depend on education, experience, skillset, knowledge, where the role is performed, internal equity and market data. We are committed to offering our employees opportunities for professional growth and career progression. Grifols is a global healthcare organization with employees in 30 countries focused on patient health and providing impactful results. Since our humble beginnings in 1909, Grifols has been a family company that prides itself on its family-like culture. Our company has more than tripled over the last 10 years, and you can grow with us!


*This job description is accurate at the date of publication.  It is intended to provide information essential to understanding the scope and general nature of the work performed by job holders within this position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.  Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change over time.


EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans


Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws.  We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-Los Angeles:USVALLEY - Valley - Valley Blvd - LA, CA 


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles