NFF Instrumentation Technician Trainee / I / II / III


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Maintenance / General Services / Facilities
Req Id:  443868

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.

The technician will assist in the modification, installation, and start up of new / existing instrumentation, process control systems and equipment. Detailed planning and documentation of all Calibration, Troubleshooting and Repair activities. Assist supervisor and peer technicians as required in overseeing contractor performance of maintenance activities.


Technician will provide a high level of Troubleshooting, Repair, & Calibration of the following:

  • Electrical Supply and Distribution (Up to 480VAC)
  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s)
  • Servo Drives & Motors
  • Control Systems, Including
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) Hardware & Software
  • Various Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s)
  • Various Microprocessors
  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Including ABB, Delta V, Andover, Continuum


Process Instrumentation on various types of Process Equipment & Control Components to include:

  • Electronic
  • Pneumatic
  • Hydraulic
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Level
  • Flow
  • Weight/Weighing Systems
  • Various Analytical Devices; ie pH, Conductivity, UV, TOC
  • NIST Standards



The Instrumentation Tech position, requires an Associate of Applied Science degree in Instrumentation or Relevant technical field and/or applicable industry accepted training/education (i.e. military, OEM, etc.) supported by licenses plus a minimum of 2, 4, or 6 years applicable experience, depending on level of hire.


The ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, control loop schematics, and P&ID drawings is required. Must be capable of creating detailed procedures for calibration in accordance with site and cGMP standards. This position requires that the candidate is proficient in the use of personal computers and is experienced with Windows applications. The position requires the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and the ability to plan / prioritize workload based on process critical equipment requirements. Candidate must maintain close communications with peers, supervision, and Technical Operations.


Overtime may be required on short notice as Technical Operations demand.


Hours: 12 Hour Rotating Shift


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


Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : NC-Clayton:USNC0002 - Clayton 


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