Senior Instrumentation Technician
Job # 1715
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.                                                              


Reviews equipment and instrument design information, specifies new/replacement instruments, is part of a project team to evaluate equipment and designs, determines spare part needs, and coordinates the work of others.  A Senior Level Technician also develops calibration and operational check procedures and is proficient on access and replacement of control systems (PLC, DCS I/O). 

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

  • Provides Project support in reviewing designs for Instrumentation equipment, evaluating for effectiveness and conformance to electrical classification, NEC, site standards and applicable safety and professional codes.
  • Provide training to others on equipment and systems used in manufacturing. May act as a resource for others in trouble shooting various electrical or instrumentation issues. 
  • Has specific expertise in at least one type of equipment or repair and acts as a Subject Matter Expert for others in this area. 
  • Documents work performed on Work Orders/Activity Reports and on Calibration Sheets.
  • Performs Instrument equipment installations, replacements, and qualifications.
  • Self-directing, follows up on deficiencies identified from operational issues.
  • Clearly communicate issues and problems to venders and others. Offer reliable solutions while considering code and safety concerns.
  • Schedules repairs and PM's in order to meet production goals.
  • Must be able to carry a pager and respond to plantsite emergency callouts.
  • Develops calibration and operational check procedures.
  • May be required to perform shift work.
  • Activities may include demolition of instrumentation systems, such as removal of conduit and wiring, instruments, etc.  
  • Other duties may be assigned.


This job has no lead or budget responsibilities.


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 (GED) and five years related experience and/or training; or a combination of education and experience.  Must have 7 years of industry experience as an Instrumentation Technician or equivalent site knowledge.


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 work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


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.


CCST Level II 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 work with hands.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach above shoulder height; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  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, peripheral 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, fumes or airborne particles, low levels of toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and vibration.   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
  • 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.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, install and maintain PLC systems.
  • Working knowledge of distributed control systems, e.g. D-V, Rosemount RS-3, etc.
  • Familiarity with ISA standards and methods.
  • Ability to read and understand P & ID's.
  • Good communication, computer, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to follow the National Electrical Code.
  • Familiarity with NFPA 70E is a plus.
  • Ability to distinguish colors.
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 #1714 – Senior Instrumentation Technician  
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