Instrument Tech III

Bristol-Myers Squibb Bothell, WA

About the Job



An Instrument Technician III is a highly skilled craftsperson responsible for performing/providing advanced calibration, maintenance, repair, installation, troubleshooting, loop checks, loop tuning and documentation of a wide variety of instruments, process control systems and equipment used in manufacturing, utility plants and analytical labs under minimal supervision. All work must be completed in a safe manner with minimal impact to production while

complying with cGMP and ZymoGenetics/Bristol Myers Squibb applicable regulations.

Detailed Responsibilities\:

  • Performs advanced calibration, maintenance, repair, installation, troubleshooting, loop checks, loop tuning, and associated documentation for a wide variety of instruments, process control systems and equipment used in manufacturing, utility plants, and analytical labs under minimal supervision.
  • Manage the daily calibration work scope/prioritize urgent requests accordingly.
  • Work performed is completed and documented in accordance with written SOP’s and GMP guidelines.
  • Plan and schedule own and others work activities with operations staff.
  • Reviews and technically approves calibration and maintenance reports, forms, and records.
  • Maintain all documentation pertaining to the calibration and maintenance of instruments and equipment.
  • Develops, revises, and reviews equipment, calibration or other related procedures.
  • Works closely with Quality Assurance staff to develop calibration SOP’s and protocols to comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Evaluate current calibration cycles and makes appropriate recommendations to optimize the Calibration Program.
  • Leads the start-up of new systems/equipment to ensure it meets all instrument and control design specifications.
  • Maintains, interprets and updates loop sheets, electrical schematics, P&ID’s, I/O wiring, and panel drawings.
  • Interface with PLC, PAS, BAS, and HMI as required.
  • Assist with the preparation and execution of validation protocols.
  • Develops and provides detailed training for the team in order to develop the team’s knowledge in the Instrumentation field and other areas of the plant.
  • Maintain personal training records and takes charge of own training and ongoing education.
  • May be required to work in clean rooms and restricted environments using specific gowning/personnel flow procedures.
  • May perform general labor duties as needed.
  • May be required to work outside of core business hours upon short notice.
  • May be required to work in awkward locations and lift items in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Participates in On-Call rotation for after-hours facility support.
  • Fully complies with all company health and safety procedures and practices.
  • Support FAT’s for new systems within the instrumentation scope.
  • Manage external contractors/vendors work scope in-plant/interface with operations for outsourced work.


  • 2 year technical or AA/AS degree in metrology, instrumentation, electronics, or related technical discipline.
  • Typically has 6+ years combined education, training and experience in instrumentation, calibration, and controls typically with 4 years in an FDA regulated environment (GMP).
  • Expert knowledge of pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic instrumentation fundamentals.
  • Expert troubleshooting skills and is considered an expert in such specialized subjects as theory of control/PID, analog and digital electronics, microprocessors and/or computers, and the operation and maintenance of field process instrumentation and process control systems.
  • Effectively communicates ideas through verbal and written form, interact constructively with peers/teams, and can seek outside resources as needed.
  • Possesses a good understanding of mathematics, excellent reading and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of validation concepts.
  • Knowledge of MS Word/Excel.
  • Knowledge and understanding of database architecture and database data entry.
  • Highly advanced technical writing skills.
  • Highly advanced knowledge and experience of regulatory requirements/GMP’s.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Demonstrate the ability to grow intellectually/technically.
  • Highly competent in executing work scope safely leveraging ZymoGenetics/BMS local and corporate safety directives to include but not limited to\: LOTO, Hot Work, and Confined Space Entry.