Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc PBS Instrumentation & System Specialist in Emeryville, California

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols has nearly 18,500 employees in 30 countries. Grifols’ three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.

The PBS Instrumentation & Systems Specialist primarily manages the repair depot for Plasma Bottle Sampling (PBS) instruments used by Grifols Plasma Collection facilities. They also manage processes for inventory, calibration and distribution of service tools for Field Service Engineers, in addition to providing support for the GST Training facility in Emeryville, CA.

Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Compliance - Adhering to procedures and protocols outlined by the Grifols GST organization and Grifols Diagnostic Solutions.

  • Repair Depot Management- Maintaining a repair depot for PBS instruments in collaboration with Grifols colleagues in North Carolina and Barcelona. This includes:

  • Organizing inbound/outbound shipments

  • Performing troubleshooting, upgrade and repair of PBS instruments

  • Providing Field Service Engineer training on the repair of PBS instruments

  • Maintaining minimum inventory levels of PBS instruments of available in the depot at all times, per contractual obligations

  • FSE Tool Management - Provide support including but not limited to:

  • Maintaining organized records of NAT/IH calibrated tools

  • Coordinating calibration of these tools by Grifols Metrology and/or a third party

  • Organizing inbound/outbound shipment of tools from/to FSEs

  • Coordinating the assembly and stocking levels of Field Service Engineer tool kits in Emeryville

  • GST Training Facility Support - Provide support including but not limited to:

  • Stocking/ordering/receiving parts and supplies

  • Receiving/uncrating/shipping incoming instrumentation from tradeshows or for recertification

  • Performing maintenance, relocation, troubleshooting and repair activities for instrumentation, including documentation of activities within CRM system as applicable.

  • Ensuring training facilities are clean and organized

  • Participating in pre-inspection/audit support activities

    Key Performance Indicators / Measures for Success:

  • Internal Training and corporate training will be completed on time 98% of the time

  • Maintaining minimum inventory and on-time distribution of service tools - 100% of time

  • On time completion of repairs for PBS instruments - minimum inventory level of available instruments maintained 100% of the time

  • Documentation of training or service activity within 24 hours of occurrence in CRM; activities resolved and within 3 days of completion of work; records closed within 7 days of completion of work.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • May perform other duties as assigned by the Manager.

  • Procedure creation/ modification.

  • Identify and make recommendations for improvements to products, functions and processes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise in supporting and servicing highly complex instrumentation.

  • Excellent organizational, record keeping and inventory skills required.

  • Knowledge of GMP, ISO and other certifying agency policies and regulations.

  • Proficient with Microsoft applications and familiar with computerized call handling systems.

  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Self-motivated and self-directed with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to communicate technical information effectively.

Mission Critical Competencies:

  1. Customer Focus

  2. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

  3. Functional/Technical Skills

  4. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

  5. Intellectual Horsepower

  6. Is bright and intelligent; deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; described as intellectually sharp, capable, and agile.

  7. Composure

  8. Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

  9. Flexible

  10. Is always ready to adapt planning and priorities depending on emergencies and field needs.

  11. Drive for Results

  12. Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.


Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science or related technical scientific discipline, Equivalent Military education


Career: A minimum of 3 years experience service of electronics equipment and/or Medical instrumentation required. Otherwise, please see Education requirements for additional experience required.


Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of stated requirements. Example: If a job level typically requires an Associate’s degree plus 2 years’ experience, an equivalent could include 4 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree.

Occupational Demands:

Position will be based in the GST Emeryville Training Center. Work hours conform to a standard 40 hour work week; candidate must be accessible for contact by phone. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs as an essential function of the role (lifting of equipment for installation and preventative maintenance.)

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans


Location: [[mfield6]] : [[cust_building]]

Learn more about Grifols at

Req ID: 68810

Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Category: Others