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Automated Machine Operator (515 C-Shift)

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Fixed-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.

Description

Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Automation Machine Operator is responsible for manufacturing quality products efficiently, accurately, safely and on time. Utilizes high volume automated equipment and in-process instrumentation to manufacture regulated products in accordance to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), company policy and safety regulations. Works on assignments that are routine in nature where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required. Position requires a wide degree of attention to detail and fine motor dexterity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of its Quality System.
  • Sustain efforts in the area of responsibility and organization.  Develop a thorough understanding of the assigned production areas in order to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Maintain records in compliance with regulatory requirements, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Use electronic documentation systems.
  • Execute daily demand based off the production schedule.
  • Act as a catalyst for positive change.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of assigned production area.
  • Perform routine cleaning and preventative maintenance of assigned equipment.
  • Assist Engineering in machine repairs or other tasks as/if needed.
  • Operate automated production equipment. 
  • Load and unload raw materials and subassemblies.
  • Responsible for ordering Kanban items and maintaining stocks of critical raw materials and sub-assemblies, including monitoring of expiration dates.
  • Work on assignments that are routine in nature where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
  • Perform in-process testing to ensure product meets specifications
  • Provide training when necessary to new machine operators in your area.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by management.
  • Must be able to perform duties wearing a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).
  • Must be able to learn and be able to hydrate inner primer plates to be used in our process.
  • Be willing to participate in KAIZEN events or special projects in order to improve machine performance.

 

Training and Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

Experience:

Internal Applicants: Minimum of one year of manufacturing experience at bioMerieux.  Consideration will be given to applicants with less than one year of internal manufacturing experience if prior machine operator experience in a regulated manufacturing environment can be shown. 

 

External Applicants: Minimum of 2 years as an automated machine operator in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment is required.  Experience with electronic documentation systems is preferred.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have good reading, writing, and oral communication and comprehension skills. 
  • Must have a high attention to detail. 
  • Must have good math skills. 
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and have a positive, professional manner. 

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Be able to safely lift and maneuver up to 50 lbs., stand for extended amounts of time, squat, bend, kneel, reach, twist, turn, and have fine motor dexterity.
 

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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