Pharma Instrumentation & Calibration Specialist- North Area
Johnson Controls - Carolina, PR

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Perform scheduled services and advanced level troubleshooting/service of unscheduled work on specialty equipment, instruments and systems specific to the pharmaceutical research & development industry. Possess in-depth technical knowledge requirements for performing complex analytical service procedures, instrument qualifications and calibration tasks. May be required to assist supervisor in monitoring and scheduling operations of technicians responsible to install, calibrate, repair and perform preventive maintenance of electronic, electro-mechanical, and mechanical instrumentation performed to client specifications.

Performs or oversees any in-house services required for instruments that are not currently covered by existing standard operating procedures/guidelines.

Organizes work processes and leads project assignments for instrumentation/calibration staff to fulfill contractual obligations to the client.

Communicates with client and other support personnel on all issues concerning status of work flow and project completion.

May provide daily direction and guidance to LIS Technicians. Provides ‘on the job training’ to other LIS Technicians and may train customers on utilization of equipment.

Performs advanced level repairs, upgrades and troubleshooting.

Certifies instrumentation documentation is in compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Disassembles, inspects, cleans, repairs, calibrates, tests, and performs periodic maintenance of specialty equipment, systems and controls utilized in facility maintenance.

Operates such electronic test equipment as millimeters, frequency generators and counters, galvanometers, digital logic probes and oscilloscopes.

Records and reports abnormal function of equipment or out of tolerance conditions and initiates corrective action.

Locates part sources, estimates costs and prepares requisitions to obtain parts.

Reinstalls, tests, evaluates, calibrates and maintains instruments or devices upon completion of repairs.

Documents daily record of inspection, calibration, and maintenance activity, repair and other work performed within approved guidelines and procedures.

Communicates with customer staff and outside contractors in the calibration, repair and operation of equipment as necessary and coordinates with outside contractors regarding repairs covered by maintenance agreements.

Develops and writes equipment, maintenance and calibration procedures.

Complies with company policies and procedures and adheres to company standards.

Performs work in accordance with approved equipment maintenance and safety procedures.

Performs other duties as required.


Associates degree in a scientific field of study or equivalent related work experience

Seven years of experience in instrumentation and control or installing, calibrating, maintaining and repairing equipment or equivalent experience.

Requires specialist knowledge, training and experience related to analytical instrumentation to include selected technique groups such as HPLC, GC, Liquid Handling, Automation, Optical Systems, Biology and Chemistry Analyzers. This includes an understanding and an ability to operate all related operating and data acquisition software.

Demonstrated experience coordinating the work activities of others.

Must have appropriate license or certification where required by law.

Working knowledge of computers.

Required to be able to read and work from blueprints, schematic diagrams and specification manuals.

Must be physically able to perform basic maintenance tasks to the highest caliber, which includes ability to: climb ladders, work in confined spaces and lift heavy objects weighting up to 50 lbs.

May require experience specific to the pharmaceutical research and devlopment industry which includes the making of chemical standards using appropriate techniques for weighing, pipetting, mixing, diluting, and verifying concentrations.

May require an understanding of regulations, good manufacturing practices, and good laboratory practices specific to pharmaceutical industry.

Must have demonstrated experience in a safe, team-based, high-performance, quality-driven environment.


Facilities Management, Operations & Maintenance

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Building Efficiency North America

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