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Instrumentation Engineer

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania



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The instrument engineer will manage the instrument data base for his or her area while providing technical guidance to the end user and instrument technicians.

Location:  Swiftwater, PA


Instrument Data Base:

  •  Creates and controls changes of instrument records and works with approvers for timely processing

  • Assures accuracy of data

  • Defines and creates guidelines for inputs and general content

  • Completes review of calibrations in a timely manner


  • Leads RCA (root cause analysis) efforts for instrumentation

  • Leads Risk Management efforts for instrumentation

  • Assures collection of proper data to support failure analysis

  • Communicates frequently and as needed with deviation investigators and end users

  • Evaluates instrument and system costs long term including analysis of installation/maintenance costs against the cost of possible failures

Parts/Instruments Availability:

  • Create stock quantities congruent with supporting analysis

  • Assist Reliability Engineer with Functional Equivalent efforts for Metrology

  • Works with Stores to develop creative and economical alternatives for long lead time items that may affect site operation (i.e., stocking agreements, standardization, etc.)

  • Promotes the standardization of site instruments and instrument installation


  • Support the change management system through the completion of action items

  • Metrology lead for deviations in area of responsibility

  • Support/create corrective and preventive action plans

  • Review functional and criticality assessments for new and existing instruments

  • Supports and sometimes leads safety initiatives

  • Provides technical/procedural guidance to technical writer

  • Provides technical guidance to instrument techs (requires working in production areas)

  • Maintains training as current

  • Presents training and other instrument-related communications to end users, Metrology and others

  • Is the main technical (instrument) contact for end users, Quality and Maintenance in his or her area of responsibility

  • Attends coordination and shutdown meetings as required with end users and others

  • Assists and backs up other instrument engineers

  • Support field related activities - 20% (i.e. Deviation GEMBAs, Troubleshooting, instrument walkdowns, and project activities)


  • Candidate should have a BS in engineering or science related degree with 0 to 5 years relevant experience, an Associates Degree with 5 to 10 years of relevant experience, or 10+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a large scale biotech or pharmaceutical industry, with a good understanding of current maintenance and metrology best practices and common issues addressed by Metrology.

  • Familiarization with CMMS (i.e. ProCal), SAP and Labwatch is a plus.

  • Experience with the specification and calibration of most of the following instruments is a preferred: pressure, temperature, weight, conductivity, chlorine, pH, timers and humidity.

  • Frequent movement around the site and into production areas is an essential function of this job.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to actively and cooperatively work with cross functional teams.

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