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Maintenance Tech 2

Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Manufacturing

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Benefits at bioMerieux:

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision benefits starting day one
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 160 hours of paid time off
  • Annual bonus
  • 9.5% 401k company contribution with no vesting period
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $10,000 per calendar year
  • Onsite cafeteria with daily food stipend


Position Summary:

The Maintenance Technician 2 is responsible for direct support of all manufacturing process equipment at the bioMerieux, Inc. Durham Manufacturing Facility.  This role involves performance of Preventive and Corrective maintenance by mechanical and/or electrical troubleshooting of specialized and highly automated process equipment.  The candidate is also required to be an active contributor to failure root cause analysis, continuous improvement of departmental systems and infrastructure, and the Production Maintenance team.  These responsibilities have the ultimate goal of supporting production to achieve output goals by maintaining the equipment to perform as designed thereby delivering a quality product.



  • Performs, documents, and improves procedures and Preventative Maintenance Activities.
    • Adherence to FDA Regulations, GMP, ISO, HSE (OSHA), Department Procedures, and Manufacturing Directions.
    • Ensures the most recent information related to maintenance and reliability is communicated and/or documented for compliance, history, and reliability.
    • Strive towards continuous improvement of Preventative Maintenance procedures in pursuit of failure prevention and increased efficiency.
  • Maintains / Operates (and as necessary troubleshoots) highly automated mechanical and electrical systems with minimal supervision within a team environment.
  • Performs corrective maintenance activities as necessary and in compliance with site documentation and change control requirements. 
  • Ensures that the automated mechanical and electrical systems meets and exceeds the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) goals determined by World Class Manufacturing standards to support business demands.
  • Ensures manufacturing line is operating at optimum level for a GMP environment in a Safe mode while meeting production goals.  
  • Champion root cause analysis and continuous improvement to equipment/systems driving toward increasing reliability and minimizing the incidence of unplanned downtime to production equipment.


Studies and Experience:

  • HS Diploma/GED plus 4 years of experience in electrical and mechanical high speed manufacturing maintenance or troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electrical systems in lieu of degree required.  
  • Associates degree in electronics technology or related trade plus  2 years’ experience in electrical and mechanical high speed manufacturing maintenance or troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electrical systems preferred.
  • Experience working in a cGMP/Regulated environment desired.
  • Ability to read ladder logic, troubleshoot and repair PLC’s, electrical systems, AC/DC drive systems, and mechanical systems.  Proficiency in machining, welding, and fabricating a plus.
  • Experienced in the operation of high speed, highly automated, automated mechanical and electrical systems (preferably in a regulated environment within the last 6 years desired).


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Basic Computer Skills required; must be experienced and proficient in the use of: 
    • Email
    • Windows Operating Systems
    • Basic Microsoft Office tools (specifically Word & Excel) 
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills (written & verbal).
  • Strong attention to detail and GMP experience (including knowledge of change control, validation, and commissioning processes) desired.
  • Ability to work successfully autonomously, as an active contributor on a team/shift.
  • Demonstrated leadership behaviors and skills and a willingness to work towards driving improvement within and external to the department, as a Maintenance & Reliability team representative.
  • Demonstrates the behaviors of being a self-starter who is organized, detailed, conscientious, and ambitious. 

  • Models behaviors such as being a team player with a positive attitude, approaching projects/tasks with a sense of ownership, and developing and improving the skill level and behaviors of others. 

  • Performs and documents preventative maintenance activities with an eye towards constant improvement of existing procedures/processes. 

  • Performs documentation requirements in a cGMP compliant manner in accordance with applicable Quality Policies.

  • Responsible to follow all site Safety Policies/OSHA policies including requirements as related to personal protection equipment as needed to perform routine and non-routine duties.

  • Performs documentation requirements in a cGMP compliant manner in accordance with Quality Policies. 

  • Takes an active/leading role in continuous equipment improvement as well as infrastructure improvement toward the implementation of sustainable reliability based maintenance program.

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in addition to autonomously as required.  

  • Effectively communicates within the team both verbally and written. 


BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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