Instrument Technician - Pharma Experience

  • 3D Personnel
  • Cork, Ireland
  • May 01, 2019
Permanent Building Services

Job Description

Vacancy: Instrument Technician - Pharma Experience
Location: Cork
Salary: Negotiable


The Instrument Technician is responsible to install and commission the measuring and control devices used in industrial, pharmaceutical and commercial processing. The desired Instrument technician will work with a wide variety of pneumatic, electronic and microcomputer devices used to measure and control pressure, flow, temperature, level, motion, force, and chemical composition.


• Consult manufacturers' manuals to determine test and maintenance procedures
• Use pneumatic, electrical and electronic testing devices to inspect and test instrument and system operation, and diagnose faults
• Consult with and advise process operators
• Carry out risk assessment
• Calibrate and maintain components and instruments according to manufacturers' specifications
• Work with engineers on basic design
• Install and maintain instruments on new plant equipment and process equipment
• Interpret and use appropriate CSA, ISA and API installation standards and practices


• Ensuring that technical issues are resolved without delay.
• Prepare risk assessments, method statements & all aspects relating to Health & Safety.
• Liaise with the design team & supply chain to ensure correct operation of the plant on site & successful handover of all instrumentation.
• Monitor & record progress on site against the construction programme.


• Further develop system architecture (Cabling)
• Maintain and log all changes
• Cold and hot loop checking
• Calibration of instruments
• Bench check
• Receipt verification, in and out
• Read and redline system P&ID’s
• Undertake regular meetings with the supply chain to maintain progress & to ensure resources are matched to the construction programme
• To liaise with the project manager & prepare the project close out report.
• Review with the project manager the allocation of resources & to review progress.
• Review & ensure that the site based personnel have the correct training & valid certification for the project.
• Motivate the E&I team on site.
• Develop a strong & maintain an excellent working relationship from the start to the completion of the project.


• Level 6 qualification time served tech. essential
• Detailed knowledge of the Instrumentation role Detailed knowledge of Electrical Instrumentation Commercial understanding
• Health, Safety and Environmental systems and procedures
• Knowledge of the team- their strengths and their weaknesses