Sr Instrument Technician

West Greenwich, RI, US
Jan 27, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.



What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital Sr Instrument Technician (1st shift) role you will perform calibration, repair, installation, and troubleshooting of instruments, process control systems, and equipment used in ARI site. The Senior Instrument Technician reports to our Manager of Maintenance. Responsibilities for this position will include:


  • Perform instrument calibrations for process, utility and analytical equipment and systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair site instrumentation and control system issues
  • Perform advanced maintenance and repair activities on equipment and systems used in Manufacturing, The Process Develop Laboratory, The Quality Analytical Laboratory or other areas of the ARI site.
  • Ensure activities are accomplished in a safe manner.
  • Ensure work is completed in accordance with procedures.
  • Ensure work activities are completed accurately. Improve right the first time performance.
  • Work in a highly productive and efficient manner to maximize the quantity of activities completed.
  • Ensure work is appropriately communicated to system operators and key partners.
  • Ensure work order documentation is completed accurately and completely.
  • Identify waste, work flow interrupters, and other opportunities for improvement, recommend solutions, and assisting with implementation.
  • Find opportunities to learn new skills and actively participate in development that will improve overall team performance.
  • Provide support - this may be outside of normal working hours including nights, weekends and holidays.



What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Sr Instrument Tech professional we seek is a collaborative team-player with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:




  • Associate's degree and 4 years of Maintenance or Instrumentation experience
  • OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Maintenance or Instrumentation experience


Preferred Qualifications:




  • 8 + years of combined education, training, and experience with instrumentation and associated calibration procedures
  • Ability to work with minimum direction
  • Knowledge of Maximo CMMS System
  • Advanced understanding of process control loops, loop checks, and loop tuning of mfg process control systems
  • Experience with Rosemount instrumentation, Foundation Fieldbus communications, and Delta V process control system
  • Formal instrumentation education or training (Associates Degree, Armed Services, or other substantial technical training program(s))


Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.




  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor


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Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.