Instrument/Electrical Technician
AMRI - Rensselaer, NY

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Job Description:
It is the responsibility of the
Instrumentation/Electrical Technician to troubleshoot
instrumentation and electrical problems and provide
maintenance of equipment and systems at the Rensselaer
facility in order to maintain consistent production
requirements according to cGMP regulations and
guidelines. Supports the Safety, Production and
Environmental goals of the site in a safe, efficient and
cost effective manner.
Other duties may be assigned.
Install, calibrate and validate equipment, troubleshoot
problems, provide preventative maintenance and support
continuous improvement projects. Major areas of
responsibility include power distribution, process
controls and control systems, motor control and related
devices, lighting, instrument maintenance and proper
associated documentation.
Participate in ESH activities on the site, focusing on
prevention of accidents, environmental releases and
avoidance of personal exposure to hazards.
Participate in and facilitate team discussions between
co-workers, supervisors, and production in order to
share and improve best practices and assessment of
Participate in establishing and maintaining
documentation procedures as required by the I/T team
according to cGMP guideline. Develop clear, concise and
consistent procedures; communicate and train other
technicians in use of same. Maintain accurate and
complete records of ongoing calibrations and projects
with emphasis on regulatory compliance.
Develop and/or acquire specific skills for maintenance
of equipment as defined in training matrix.
Troubleshoot failures on instruments and control
systems. Contact vendors and manufacturers as needed for
support in resolving issues. Support production via
specific equipment knowledge and/or expertise in
specialized fields, identifying and resolving recurring
instrument and control failures.
Actively participate on project teams and act as
resource for PMR’s evaluation and implementation. Affect
continuous improvement through root cause analysis of
problems using data based decision-making skills.
Participate in and support team concepts and methods by
contributing to activities discussed in team meetings,
seeking input from team members when developing new
methods, procedures, policies or equipment usage and
increasing productivity. Utilize technology advance
within existing or new systems; encourage change and
improvements to best practice.
Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality
of products and/or service.
Participate in self-development activities and training
of others.
Complete the Instrumentation/Electrical Technician Core
Competency in the Learning Management System.
Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.
Perform other related duties as may be reasonably
assigned in the course of business.

Job Requirements:
  • Education and/or Experience
  • A degree in an electric/electronic related training
program or equivalent experience
  • ISA, CCST certification is required within two years
of employment and must be maintained
  • General computer skills, such as word processing and
spreadsheet development are essential for everyday
  • CMMS system experience is desirable
  • Thorough understanding of calibration methods and
documentation are essential.

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