Instrumentation Coordinator

Emeryville, CA 94608

Posted: 03/01/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15169

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Senior Instrumentation Technician to be part of our client’ s team in Emeryville. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Senior Instrumentation Technician

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent is responsible for the completion of calibration, maintenance, and general support of all types of equipment, instruments, and systems at the Grifols Diagnostics business unit.
  • Completion of calibration activities according to schedule, including complex systems.
  • Completion of instrumentation repair activities as needed to avoid impact to production schedules, including complex systems.
  • Review existing Standard Operating Procedures and calibration procedures for adequacy and notify management of any discrepancies.
  • Provide guidance and assist associate technicians with complex calibrations and troubleshooting problems.
  • Provide Technical Training to calibration associates as needed.
  • May act as lead in absence of personnel in that position.
  • May participate on project teams.
  • Maintain accurate, legible records of all work performed in accordance with cGMP’ s, ISO, and Grifols policies.
  • Complete all Quality and Safety training activities on time.
  • On-time completion of scheduled maintenance and calibrations. Monitor areas of responsibility for continuous improvement.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • Must be able to read and interpret P&ID diagrams, electrical wiring diagrams, electrical ladder diagrams, and electronic schematics.
  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with a broad variety of electronic test equipment and standards is essential.
  • Must be detail oriented, yet able to switch between dissimilar tasks with ease.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written procedures.
  • Must be comfortable working with typical Windows based applications such as MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Experience with Maximo CMMS preferred.
  • Experience using calibration tools that use the HART communication protocol preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Windows, and networks operating on these platforms is desirable.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Programmable Logic Controllers and/or Distributed Control Systems is desirable.
  • Biotechnology background, chemical applications expertise, and/or experience working in a highly regulated environment is desirable.
  • Three to Five years of related experience, three years of which must have been in calibration that fell under regulatory purview (FDA, FAA, ISO, etc.).
  • Relevant military experience or similar certification (such as ISA or EIT certification) in lieu of degree or experience is acceptable.
  • Associate degree in Electronics Engineering, Electronics Technology, or Biomedical Electronics.
  • Relevant military experience or similar certification (such as ISA or EIT certification) in lieu of degree or experience is acceptable.

Erik Cordova

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