Technician III, Calibration

CSL Behring
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Jan 17, 2022
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Job Description

Job Purpose:

Provides instrumentation and controls expertise for the support of processes, operations, and buildings on site.  Technician III responsibilities to execute scheduled preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance on instrumentation and control devices in compliance with facility procedures and work instructions.

Shift Hours:  Monday – Friday  8am-5pm

Major accountabilities:

  • Works closely with Quality, Engineering, and Operations groups to ensure strict compliance with GMP guidelines at all times, specifically to ensure that the equipment is maintained and operated in a continuous GMP condition.
  • Must be experienced enough to work autonomously in the troubleshooting, testing, and repair of site instrumentation & control systems.
  • Provides recommendations for instrumentation / control systems and PM procedures.
  • Supports other departments to troubleshoot, test, repair and optimize instruments, equipment, and control systems. 
  • Coordinates instrumentation / calibration work with various customers (manufacturing and labs) to minimize interruptions.
  • Champions in the continuous improvement efforts within the site Maintenance Program including optimization of the CMMS.
  • Functions as champion for advanced predictive maintenance efforts in the instrumentation & controls craft.
  • Manages contract service providers and support contractors executing instrumentation, control, and  metrology activities.
  • Assists and mentors other technicians and associates when needed.
  • Provides support for start-up, commissioning, and turnover of new systems throughout the site.
  • Provides advanced troubleshooting support for other technicians.
  • Provides limited automation support to technicians for calibration execution.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma with 8+ years’ relevant GMP / industry experience OR an associate’s degree with 7+ years’ relevant GMP / industry experience OR equivalent.
  • Advanced knowledge of I&C discipline within a cGMP Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of DCS, PLC, and/or Building Automation Systems (BAS) control systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of Variable Frequency Drive operation, troubleshooting, repair, and parameterization.
  • High level of experience and knowledge of Profibus, Profinet, Modbus, HART, and Fieldbus communication protocols.
  • Knowledge and experience in metrology, primary standards, and pipetting preferred
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience and proven knowledge of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Working knowledge of the process for fermentation, purification, filling, packaging utilities, and formulation preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience problem solving and troubleshooting systems in a pharmaceutical environment required.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills (written and oral) are required in order to interface across management levels and departments.
  • Must be willing and available to support technicians with troubleshooting and repairs to ensure instrumentation and control failures have a minimum impact on production.

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