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Process Instrument Technician (2nd or 3rd Shift)

Company: Abaxis
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY This is a 2nd or 3rd shift position. Working within a Reliability Based Maintenance environment, the Instrument/Electrical Technician is responsible for maintaining the companys state of the art electronic ("smart") process measuring and control instrumentation for formulation, filling, packaging, and utility equipment and systems. They will be responsible for maintaining the companys power distribution systems and electrical services for formulation, filling, packaging, utility, and facility equipment. The Instrument / Electrical Technician will be responsible for the following activities: - Performing preventive maintenance, repairs, improvements, and modifications to process instrumentation/controls on production and qualified utility equipment and systems including but not limited to: fillers, pick & place robots, cartoners, case packers, boilers, RO water system, Clean Steam generator, WFI and other production equipment. - Installing, configuring, maintaining and repairing complex computer systems, from Process Logic Controllers to Distributive control systems. Configuring, calibrating, maintaining and repairing state of the art electronic ("smart") process measuring and control instruments, while still maintaining expertise in older technologies, such as pneumatic. - Provides training with respect to maintenance of instrumentation equipment and systems in compliance with company standards, procedures, and government regulations (SOPs, GMPs, GLPs, PSM, etc). - Serves as maintenance advisor to provide input to projects in areas of equipment design, parts and material selection, documentation, testing, problem solving, maintenance requirements, project scope, and follow up. - Responsible for priority assessment and decision making as it relates to troubleshooting, diagnostics, assembly, repair, and proactive maintenance of equipment and systems in a cost effective manner. - Read and understand drawings / blueprints, utilizing this knowledge for the installation / repair of new and existing equipment. - Using test /calibration instruments and computers for troubleshooting and equipment diagnostics. - Performing preventive maintenance, repairs, improvements, and modifications to production, utility, and facility equipment including but not limited to: high-voltage substations / switchgear / motors, explosion-proof and intrinsically-safe electrical systems, variable frequency drives, process logic controllers, generators / uninterruptible power systems, building control systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, and a wide variety of AC/DC industrial electrical applications. - Provides training with respect to maintenance of electrical equipment and systems in compliance with company standards, procedures, and government regulations (SOPs, GMPs, GLPs, PSM, etc). - Serves as maintenance advisor to provide input to projects in areas of equipment design, parts and material selection, documentation, testing, problem solving, maintenance requirements, project scope, and follow up. - Responsible for priority assessment and decision making as it relates to troubleshooting, diagnostics, assembly, repair, and proactive maintenance of equipment and systems in a cost effective manner. - Read and understand drawings / blueprints, utilizing this knowledge for the installation / repair of new and existing equipment. - Installs and repairs electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of plant machinery and equipment by performing the following duties. - Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as robots, conveyors, and programmable controllers. - Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment,and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment. - Diagnoses malfunctioning equipment such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures and replaces damaged or broken wires and cables. - Replaces faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devices. - Assists site metrology team with calibration of equipment. - Assist with the operation and maintenance of qualified utilities. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - Journeyman Certificate in Instrumentation or Electrical with 3 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment or a Technical/Vocational School diploma with 5 8 years of electrical or high voltage related work experience desired. - Experience with qualified utilities is preferred. - A valid drivers license is required for this position in order to operate company vehicles. The electrician must be able to pass the test to obtain a Fork Lift license. - Possess good understanding of the pharmaceutical/bio-technology industry and operations of the organization along with technical proficiency. - Demonstrated knowledge in relevant technical areas. Solid understanding of GMP manufacturing processes, equipment and facilities. - Good communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to interact with all levels of the Zoetis organization. Can articulate issues and solutions to the team. Can produce effective project reports and presentations. - Position requires daily or frequent interaction with Engineering Director, Production Management, Engineers, Quality Operations, Maintenance Technicians, Production Operators, Contractors, and Vendors. - Can analyze problems and provide support in determining appropriate corrective and preventative actions, with minimal assistance. - Capable of simultaneously managing multiple assignments. Prioritizes own work. Flexible and responsive to changes. - Colleague must work near moving mechanical parts and high surface temperatures. Use of appropriate PPE is required. - Colleague must not have a known allergy to Penicillin or Cephalosporin due to products manufactured in facility. Full time Regular Colleague Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of @. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Keywords: Abaxis, Kalamazoo , Process Instrument Technician (2nd or 3rd Shift), Professions , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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