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Senior Instrumentation Technician - Swing Shift, Sun- Wed

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Fremont
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont is the rapidly growing US arm of Boehringer Ingelheim's Biologics Business Unit. We are a fully integrated biologics operation with over 500 scientist and specialists, covering cutting edge early- to late stage CMC development, clinical and commercial drug substance and drug product manufacturing, medical device assembly for combination products and packaging operations. We are continuing our rapid growth, investing over $200m into the expansion of our capacity and capabilities, and creating approximately 200 new jobs. Driving this growth is an exciting pipeline of multiple Boehringer Ingelheim novel biologic entities (NBEs) and biosimilars, as well as, a growing diverse portfolio of therapeutics we develop and manufacture for other leading pharma and biotech companies. This includes multiple commercial product launches planned over the next couple of years, for which we can tap into Boehringer Ingelheim's unique experience of having brought 30 biologics to market globally. Leveraging our diverse talent pool, we are also driving technology and innovation globally, through major investment and collaborations into next generation manufacturing platforms and technologies, which may change how biologics will be made in the future. Whether we work on our own products, help partners to bring their products to market or innovate new technologies and approaches - Everything we do, we do to help patients! Description: Provides technical support, support the coordination of work activities, and follows established priorities within a team to ensure customer service needs are met. Ability to trouble shoot across all site automation technologies. Resolves issues and improve operations by making necessary logic changes, recommending and executing equipment upgrades, and assists in developing new processes and procedures. Also performs calibrations and associated corrective actions on production, facility, and utility equipment. Assists Lead Technician in support of scheduling daily work, coordinating activities with other departments, and mentoring Instrumentation Technician as needed. As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees. Duties & Responsibilities: * Perform calibrations of inspection, measurement, and test equipment (process control and automation instrumentation) according to detailed calibration work instructions, including some unique and highly complex instrumentation. Record results in Enterprise Asset Management System. Identify out-of-tolerance conditions and perform corrective action via adjustments, component replacement, correction factors, etc. Communicate results as required by SOP. * Maintains equipment by providing troubleshooting to ensure equipment performance is reliable and meets expectations. This not only includes adjusting, repairing, and replacing components (sensors, cables, connectors, control boards, etc.), but also independent analysis of communications and configuration of systems and controllers. Performs preventive, corrective, or emergency work orders and respond to service calls while the plant is in operation, which may include off-shift periods and weekends. Corrective work may include replacing electrical or powered component, including multiple phase motors. Assists in the review of PLC or HMI program logic during certifications or troubleshooting to better understand deviations from proper operation. Develops or updates machine logic and execute test protocols either independently or developed by Engineering and under their direction, depending on the complexity for the scope. * Maintains and ensures documentation, both written and electronic, is accurate, complete and factual as required by policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines. Documents activities supporting maintenance best practices to ensure that continuous improvement activities have adequate and reliable data for analysis. Reviews and analyzes measurement data collected by self or others in order to ensure proper documentation, adherence to procedures, and proper use of standards and references. Identifies abnormalities, trends, and/or predict future issues based on available data. Leads the development of calibration, certification, or other maintenance related procedures and methods based on detailed specifications, drawings, and other technical requirements and review and approve calibration data sheets. Reviews updated or modified calibration procedures developed by other Instrumentation Technicians or contractors. * Maintains primary, secondary and/or working calibration standards. Reviews calibration data sheets for departmental calibration standards to ensure standards are within manufacturer's stated tolerances. Identify out-of-tolerance conditions and communicate results as required by SOP. * Executes test protocols developed by self or others (Reliability and/or Engineers) in support of the qualification of new and existing equipment. Consults with Engineer/Reliability, vendor, or project manager on results and feedback. This may include support for Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) or Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) and related travel. Works independently or with Reliability and Engineers on projects and improvement initiatives to ensure equipment meets site standards. Reviews project designs and make recommendations for automation, measurement equipment, or calibration standards. * Prepares, reviews and tests calibration and configuration reports for equipment and calibration record setup to ensure equipment calibration requirements are completely and properly documented in the Enterprise Asset Management System (EAM). Supports the development of training material and provide a base level of training for other technicians or contractors in calibration concepts and procedures. * Reviews and provide final approval (closing) on technician work orders. Develops or guide the development of metrics and information to be used in root cause analysis (RCA) meetings. Actively participates in and RCA meetings to identify and resolve calibration and equipment issues on a real time basis and improve business performance. Requirements: * High School Diploma (or equivalent). Experience in related technology: instrumentation, measurement, control, and /or troubleshooting. * Minimum of five (5) years' experience with a demonstrated understanding of calibration methodology, loop-checking, advanced maintenance and repair of instrumentation, automation, process control systems, and troubleshooting. * Understanding of equipment start-up and project support. * Working knowledge of schematics, P&ID drawings, and ISA symbols & numbering. * Demonstrated ability to effectively maintain, troubleshoot and repair process instrumentation * Requires a strong electrical, mechanical and technical aptitude. * Strong written and verbal communication skills, detail orientation and the ability to work independently or within a team environment. * Ability and willingness to maintain accurate records. * Demonstrated ability to learn and apply all relevant Work Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures and other regulatory requirements. * Attention to detail, safety, quality and customer requirements. * Demonstrate a high level of personal motivation and initiative. * Ability to adapt and be flexible with daily work assignment changes as well as a continuously improving work environment. * Ability to make decisions within the scope of operating policies and procedures. * Physical Demands / Surroundings - Working conditions include being outside in any weather condition, climbing stairs and ladders, working in awkward positions, working in sterile areas with proper gowning and aseptically cleaned equipment, working in and around equipment containing hazardous chemicals, including toxic substances while wearing proper respiratory protection and personal protective equipment, and working in areas of elevated temperatures such as boiler rooms. Manually lifting components, parts, equipment, and tools is a normal and routine part of the job. Items over 50 pounds, generally, are lifted with mechanical assistance or help from co-workers. On occasion, heavier lifts without assistance are necessary due to the confines of the workspace. * Visual Demands - Must be able to read and see clearly. * Attendance / Schedule - Attendance requirements are based on BVL general attendance policies. * Compliance to company policies, gowning, SOPs, cGMPs, documentation and training requirements, etc. * Would be responsible for following proper safety protocols and acceptable work standards. * Ability to work off-shifts and weekends due to business needs. * Ability to be on-call and available on site within set time guidelines. Eligibility Requirements: Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required) Must be 18 years of age or older Who We Are: At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth. Want to learn more? Visit and join us in our effort to make more health. Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person's actual or perceived race, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. #LI-MS1 #PDN2 * I-SF1 '628241

Keywords: Boehringer Ingelheim, Fremont , Senior Instrumentation Technician - Swing Shift, Sun- Wed, Professions , Fremont, California

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