Instrumentation and Electrical Lead 
Job # 1716
CordenPharma Colorado


CordenPharma Colorado
CordenPharma Colorado is a highly sophisticated and entrepreneurial mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Boulder, Colorado. Our chemists and engineers are widely recognized for their history of innovation, having developed efficient manufacturing processes for some of the world's most complex pharmaceutical compounds. CordenPharma Colorado also is acclaimed for its flexible manufacturing facilities and experienced workforce that can handle a wide range of production techniques and volumes. Ultimately, in partnership with our customers, CordenPharma Colorado is focused on its health care mission, proudly producing medicines that help patients around the globe survive and enjoy more comfortable lives.                                                              


The Instrumentation and Electrical Lead provides leadership for production, production development and administrative areas by identifying, planning, coordinating performance and the execution of instrumentation and electrical installations and maintenance activities, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This individual is highly knowledgeable in electrical systems, instrumentation, control and their associated standards.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Establishes and maintains strong, transparent and effective day to day working relationships between manufacturing, R&D, internal support, regulatory groups and CPC customers related to assigned duties.
  • Develops, reviews, and approves calibration procedures and instrument designs.  Manages certification of calibration equipment and reference standards.
  • Identify, prioritize, and schedule the performance of work tasks, and to plan work identified in the schedule to meet production needs, capital project schedules, and equipment maintenance / calibration schedules.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Instrumentation and Electrical Technicians and others providing electrical/instrumentation support.  Develops Technicians in providing a high level of quality in work performed, targeting Right First Time.
  • Evaluate and identify methods to achieve reliability of electrical and instrumentation installations by ensuring robust installation standards, techniques and qualification methods, use of compliant systems and procedures, and adequate designs.
  • Self-directing and follows up on deficiencies identified from operational issues. Identifies gaps in Plant/facility repairs and acts as an active team member in identifying appropriate solutions.
  • Clearly communicate issues and problems to venders and others. Offer reliable solutions while considering code and safety concerns.
  • Leads programs to plan, execute, review and improve instrumentation and electrical maintenance reliability activities.  Participates in the resolution of reliability related operational, process, equipment and maintenance problems to prevent operational upsets.
  • Provides input to annual operating budget and communicates issues with adherence within budget targets.
  • Implements and maintains adherence to all company policies concerning environmental, health, safety, quality and human resources.
  • Coordinate contractor activities and service payments.


The Lead is responsible for their assigned I&E technicians.  The Lead is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of a work unit.  They carry out leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, creating requisitions and getting approval before major purchases, providing input to developing expense and capital budgets and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Every individual is personally responsible for the safety and environmental aspects of his or her activities in the workplace.  Each employee is expected to perform their job duties in a safe manner utilizing all of their knowledge, training, ability and experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.) and 10 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


CO State Electrical Journeyman’s license (preferred) or an equivalent of 10 years of industrial, electrical experience.  CCST Level II/III certification preferred (Certified Control Systems Technician).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; work with hands; reach above shoulder height; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, low levels of toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

These are the specific areas of knowledge, skill and ability that are important for successful job performance. They must be job related and consistent with business necessity:
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and electrical equipment, systems, applications, and plant operations.
  • Must be able to understand the basic physical properties of temperature, pressure and flow.
  • The ability to read and understand technical manuals for operation, troubleshooting, configuration and calibration of equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of calibrating pressure, temperature, level, and flow transmitters.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation applications, calibration procedures and plant operations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ISA (Instrumentation, Systems and Automation) standards and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) certification.
  • Ability to read and understand P & ID's.
  • Ability to read and understand motor control schematics.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical one line diagrams.
  • Good communication, computer, and organizational skills.
  • Strong knowledge and ability to follow the National Electrical Code.
  • Firm understanding of NFPA 70E electrical safety requirements. Able to assess safety aspects of electrical work and write ETA’s (electrical task assessments).
  • Ability to write operational maintenance/safety procedures.
  • Ability to distinguish colors.
  • Demonstrated communication and team building skills.
  • Understanding of business objectives and departmental goals and leadership required to implement identified goals.
No relocation is available for this position.

This is a non-exempt position. Salary based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and level of experience.


Please refer to: Job #1716 – Lead Instrumentation Technician.  
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