Senior Technician, Instrumentation & Electrical
United States, Bend (Oregon)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of. 

Lonza Pharma & Biotech has an opening for an experienced Instrumentation and Electrical Technician at our Bend, OR location. As an Instrumentation and Electrical Technician, you will be responsible for the calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of facility and process instrumentation to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards. You’ll apply your knowledge to support GMP manufacturing and development in a fast paced and demanding work environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conducts calibration and troubleshooting of facility and process equipment with little to no supervision in compliance with appropriate regulations and GMP practices
  • Conduct and/or assist in repairs, perform preventative and corrective maintenance, complete investigations of failed calibration or maintenance events
  • Utilizes Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to schedule calibration and maintenance to update records and write measurement data templates and work instructions
  • Provide training to other technicians on calibrations, troubleshooting, and use of standards
  • Coordinates offsite calibration of equipment
  • Reviews instruments for criticality, appropriate interval and appropriate tolerance in line with the site Calibration program and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Reviews and provides written feedback on calibration and maintenance procedures, forms and records
  • Provide regulatory and partner audit support
  • Attends all mandatory safety training, maintains a safe work environment by following LOTO (Lockout Tagout), National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA 70e) applicable procedures and all facility safety policies and procedures

Key requirements:

  • Technical, AA (Associate of Arts) or AS (Associate of Science) degree in metrology, instrumentation, electronics or related technical discipline.  High school diploma/GED (General Education Diploma) with significant experience directly related to instrumentation/calibration experience will be considered.
  • Possess a high mathematical understanding, excellent reading skills, intermediate computer and typing skills are required
  • Work experience in an FDA (Food and Drug Administration), GMP or similar regulated environment is preferred
  • Experience with CMMS is highly desired
  • Must be able to interpret electrical schematics, input/output (I/O) wiring and panel drawings, utility, process system/equipment, plumbing, ductwork, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), and P&IDs (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams)
  • Ability to work outside of established shift hours with short notice is required
  • Must be able to participate in On-Call rotations for after-hours facility and manufacturing support
  • Effective oral and written communication skills are essential - Constructively, courteously and professionally interact with peers and clients in manufacturing, maintenance, utility plans, analytical labs and contracted services

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.  

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference. 

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R60448