Instrumentation Technician Apprentice

Sanford, North Carolina
Oct 04, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Working with Engineering and Maintenance organization, performing calibrations on process and analytical instrumentation in support of the continuous operation of the Sanford facility, including manufacturing, utilities and quality control equipment/systems. Troubleshooting and repair of instrumentation and related equipment/systems. Performing preventative and predictive maintenance on equipment and related instrumentation. Candidate must have good mechanical and electrical aptitude, and a self-starter with ability to work independently and willingness to commit to completion of formal apprenticeship training program that includes both classroom work and documented 8000 hours of on-the-job training. Good verbal and written communication skills.

Potential for exposure to hazardous materials, heights, temperature extremes, equipment in‑motion, stooping, bending and heavy lifting. The proper use of the correct Personal Protective Equipment for each task as well as compliance with all applicable safety Standard Procedures is a must. Standard dayshift work week; however, might be a need to work variable shifts and 24‑hour on‑call as required. Participates in multicraft work activities as required.


Job duties include:

  • Perform calibrations on process and analytical instrumentation

  • Document all work order activities in EAMS and relevant equipment logs

  • Troubleshoot and resolve calibration/instrumentation issues in a timely manner utilizing DMAIC techniques

  • Read and follow equipment schematics, logic diagrams and engineering drawings

  • Support engineering projects to select and install appropriate instrumentation

  • Perform duties in a safe manner with a focus on Zero Injuries

  • Follow all SOP and cGxP requirements

  • Responsible for priority assessment and decision making as it relates to troubleshooting, diagnostics, assembly, repair, and a proactive maintenance of systems and equipment in a cost-effective manner.


  • High school diploma / general education degree (GED).

  • 0-2 years’ experience in related field

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Excellent communications Skills.

  • Strong work ethic and the ambition to be the best.


  • Excellent computer user skills are preferred (Microsoft systems).

  • Blue print reading a plus

  • Electrical diagram reading a plus


  • Physical Demands: lifting/lowering up to 55 pounds; reaching; standing/walking/stooping/crawling.

  • Work Environment: Colleague must work near moving mechanical parts. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  Use of hearing, hard hat, safety shoes, respiratory and eye protection is required.

  • Capable of traversing stairs, uneven surfaces, step ladders and vertical ladders. 

  • Temperature conditions can be less than 32oF or greater than 90oF. 

  • Participate in confined space entries.



  • Last Date to Apply: October 18th, 2021

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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