Electrical & Instrumentation Technician (2121) at Amyris, Inc. in Leland, North Carolina

Posted in Facilities 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Amyris, Inc.

The role of Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E&I), located in Leland, NC, will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of both the physical facility and the process equipment utilized in the production of the products and the provision of services to Aprinnova's customers. An E&I technician should possess the specialized skills to install, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair complex electrical components and instrumentation. This position requires the individual to have an extended knowledge of multiple trades, as assisting in multi-craft projects is a norm at this facility. E&I technicians are also responsible for repairing mechanical systems such as plant utilities including air, steam, hot oil, cooling and chilled water. Additional systems include pumps, piping assemblies, vessel agitation, gearboxes, seals and seal lubricators.Candidate will be required to follow all company policies and procedures pertaining to safety, hygiene, and GMP.


  • Provide and maintain a safe work environment by participating in safety programs, committees, or teams, and by conducting safety audits.
  • Understand the hazards associated with electrical and stored energy and how to secure and perform lock out tag out and safe work permits.
  • Follow all company policies and procedures pertaining to ISO 22716Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) guidelines for cosmetics.
  • Performing preventive maintenance and repair maintenance on all process equipment
  • Troubleshoot, repair or replace and perform calibrations on process instrumentation equipment.
  • Read and understand electrical schematics.
  • Diagnose and repair or replace variable frequency drive (VFD)
  • motor starter troubleshooting, repair or replace components
  • Utilize a computer to process work orders or generate a report, access email.
  • Work off shift hours and take call ins-as needed.


  • Minimum requirements High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Associates degree or Trade school certificate preferred.
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in electrical and instrumentation.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Embrace Amyris Core Values
  • Adherence to Amyris Safety Policies and Procedures

Physical Qualifications:

  • Ability to move heavy drums, containers and equipmentup to 70lbs.
  • The ability to work on occasion off shift hours and availability for emergency call ins.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs
  • Must be able to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision, safely and efficiently
At Amyris, we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) is essential to our core values. We embrace and encourage an equity-minded work culture, knowing that it is the driving force of innovation that positively impacts our employees, consumers, and communities. And for Amyris, a sense of belonging is what drives our mission forward and is the foundation of everything we do, ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for us all. Make Good, No Compromise.

Amyris, a leader in industrial synthetic biology, uses its innovative bioscience solutions to achieve renewable products by converting plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules. Amyris' molecules are used in wide range of specialty & performance chemicals, flavors & fragrances and in applications ranging from cosmetics to biofuels. Learn more at www.amyris.com.
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