Instrumentation and Controls Technician
Job Details
Scientific Protein Laboratories - Waunakee, WI
High School

Scientific Protein Laboratories is a biopharmaceutical leader in the development and cGMP compliant manufacturing of heparin, pancreatin, heparin derivatives, naturally derived pharmaceuticals, and recombinant proteins from microbial fermentation.

Under moderate supervision, the Instrumentation & Controls Technician 2 is responsible for performing general and semi-skilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of existing instrumentation and control systems. The position requires a skilled technician with a minimum of one of the following: ISA or equivalent, Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Certified Control Systems Technician (level 1 CCST), Certified Instrumentation Technician, Certified HVAC/Refrigeration Technician, Master Electrician, or a Licensed Journeyman Electrician with 2 years industrial experience.


Work involves troubleshooting and maintaining network-connected PLC controlled process and utility systems to integrate with existing control systems (including PLCs). Work involves proficiency in two of the following areas: Industrial Instrumentation/Controls, HVAC/Refrigeration Systems, or Mechanical Systems. This position requires exercising initiative and some technical independence in determining work methods and procedures in a manner that will provide accurate, reliable process control. Assignments are received orally or through written instructions, which may be accompanied by diagrams or sketches. Work is reviewed through inspection and discussion with superiors.


  • Has the ability to start up and perform daily and weekly tests, checks, and analysis on utility and production support equipment
  • Responds to issues regarding utility and production support equipment and adjusts and repairs as necessary.
  • Under moderate supervision, performs all repairs on utility and production support equipment, including major electrical repairs.
  • Understands preventive and corrective maintenance needs and troubleshoots PLC-controlled equipment that supports various production, solvent recovery, byproduct and utility processes and operations.
  • Continuously improves work area by performing preventive maintenance, adjustments and calibrations instrumentations, controls, and related equipment.
  • Under moderate supervision, performs equipment modifications, upgrades, and installation for new instruments, PLCs, and plant equipment expansions and as needed.

High School Diploma or GED required.

2+ years experience required.