Instrumentation Maintenance Technician III - Rotating Night Shift




Rocky Mount, NC


Position summary

Why Patients Need You

Whether you are involved in the design and development of manufacturing processes for products or supporting maintenance and reliability, engineering is vital to making sure customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. Working with our innovative engineering team, you will help bring medicines to the world even faster by imagining what’s possible and taking action.  

What You Will Achieve

The Instrumentation Tech III performs calibrations, repairs, complex troubleshooting, assists in redesign, enhancement of Instruments, and associated mechanical, electrical, and computerized systems. This person adheres to instrument calibration procedures and completes instrument calibration records.

The incumbent performs as a technical resource for other plant maintenance organizations.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair instrumentation breakdowns in a prompt, skillful manner.

  • Read PID and process diagrams; as well as, analog loop, instrumentation, and electronic circuit diagrams.

  • Troubleshoot and Repair PLC based process controls, basic AC and DC electronic circuits, diagnose and repair machine breakdowns in a prompt skillful manner, to minimize instrument/equipment downtime.

  • Prioritize instrument/equipment downtime issues.

  • Coordinate maintenance and calibration activities to prevent unnecessary downtime.

  • Use electrical testing equipment including multi-meters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, loop calibrators, and power supplies in a safe manner.

  • Make recommendations regarding improvements to instrument/equipment performance.

  • Perform calibrations of production, lab, and/or facility instrument/equipment without supervision.

  • Implement design enhancements that increase reliability of instrument/equipment.

  • Professionally interface with manufacturing, laboratory, validation, maintenance, and management colleagues.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.


  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 6 years of relevant experience

  • OR an associate's degree with 4 years of relevant experience

  • OR a bachelor's degree with 0+ years of relevant experience.

  • Must have knowledge of general trades: https://i.e. electrical/electronic and mechanical.

  • Experience with an AS in a technical field or equivalent certificate program would be preferred.

  • Instrumentation Tech III certification requires successful completion of an instrumentation skills test after 3 months on the job.

  • Excellent communications skills using the English language.

  • Ability to complete Instrumentation Calibration Records in Computerized Calibration Management System.

  • Ability to read, write, and develop Instrument Calibration and Preventative Maintenance procedures.

  • Knowledge of AC/DC electrical theory, methods of measurement (metrology) as pertains to calibration of process, lab, and facilities instrumentation/equipment, and electrical power equipment (primarily low voltage), including transformers, breakers, bus ducts, and motor control centers (MCC).  

  • Ensures adherence to all plant safety rules in area of responsibility.

  • Mathematical calculations as relates to calibration and troubleshooting.

  • Must have accomplished knowledge in 6 of the following areas with concentrated knowledge in 4:

  • --Electronic control systems.

  • --Pneumatic control systems.

  • --Calibration systems.

  • --HVAC/refrigeration systems.

  • --Welding (SS)/high purity systems.

  • --Machining systems.

  • --Electro-mechanical systems.

  • --Fluid systems.

  • --Computer systems.

  • --Controls/PLC Systems.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Physical/mental requirements include: Lifting (up to 50 pounds), sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing ladders, ability to perform mathematical calculations as related to problem solving and troubleshooting components, ability to perform complex data analysis, and ability to perform computer data entry. Incumbent must be fit tested, maintain physical conditions and be required to wear proper PPE/environmental gowning as required. Must adhere to safe work practices. Train on all required procedures and qualify for aseptic gowning.

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements

Non-Standard Work Schedule or Environment Requirements include: This role is a 12-hour night shift role, 7pm - 7am, on a rotating 3/2/2/3 schedule. Must be able to work overtime as required including weekends, off-shift, staggered-shift, holidays, shutdowns, projects, and as required. Must be available for on-call work as needed.

Work Location Assignment: On Premise.

Other job details

  • Last day to apply: September 25, 2023.

  • Eligible for employee referral bonus: Yes.


Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


Why you should apply for a job to Pfizer:

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.6/5 in supportive management

  • 78% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 79% would recommend this company to other women

  • 81% say the CEO supports gender diversity

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  • 23-25 Week Maternity Leave (Fully paid for birth parents)

  • Family building benefits include $35,000 fertility services + $25,000 adoption and surrogacy services

  • Pfizer is a founding member of Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Gender Parity Collaborative