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Engineering Equipment Sustainment Coordinator

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, 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.


The Engineering Equipment Sustainment Coordinator (EESC) works within a Manufacturing Engineering Team – generally under the leadership of a more experienced individual (e.g. Engineers and/or Managers). The EESC is responsible for creating purchase requisitions for equipment, parts and supply items using EPROC (SAP) when they are requested but are not set up as managed inventory items. The EESC will work collaboratively with project/program teams, with managerial support on problems of moderate scope and complexity relating to equipment spare parts. The EESC supports Materials Management, Spare Parts, Manufacturing Engineering, and other teams in obtaining requested parts and supplies. The EESC supports team members and leadership as assigned in order to meet the goals of the department, projects, and the company.

Primary Duties  

  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostic’s quality system.
  2. Perform purchase requisition requests using SAP/EPROC.
  3. Provide support on upcoming new equipment implementation and work with project teams to set up new Spare Parts.
  4. Work collaboratively with the project/program team, with managerial support on problems of moderate scope and complexity relating to equipment spare parts, while communicating effectively up, down, and laterally throughout the organization.
  5. Assist with forecasting future new equipment implementation needs and work within a team to set up new equipment spare parts and adjust existing safety stock levels.
  6. Works closely with various department team members and management across the organization to identify and implement improvements relating to the equipment spare part processes. Represents the engineering department in meetings and within project teams on topics related to job responsibilities.
  7. Participates in department strategic planning and resource management, to assure optimum utilization of resources, and Acts as a liaison between engineering teams and other departments within Biofire to achieve department, project, and company objectives.
  8. Sustain Lean Manufacturing efforts within the department.
  9. Maintain records in compliance with regulatory requirements, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  10. Provide or obtain training to accomplish objectives.
  11. Collaborate with Purchasing, Engineering, Production, and Materials Management and other teams to evaluate the equipment spare part usage and make recommendations for safety stock level adjustments within the managed inventory systems (ESMI and SAP).
  12. Maintain knowledge of part request, receipt, inspection, issue, and cycle counting processes.
  13. Take direction from engineers and technicians regarding how to best support preventive, predictive, and breakdown maintenance principles.
  14. Develop a general understanding of equipment and machinery within manufacturing in order to provide support to team members regarding spare parts as well as anticipated and unanticipated machinery breakdowns.
  15. Coordinates and assists with planning for equipment repair and maintenance support activities.
  16. Supports Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) through on-going assigned tasks and responsibilities.
  17. Perform additional tasks as assigned.


Supplemental Data

  • Travel: minimal travel - up to 10%.
  • Team: Usually works on a team with Engineers, Technicians, Department Management, Procurement, Purchasing, Material Management, and other teams internal and external.


Training and Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required


  1. Minimum of 5 years of experience in related field.
  2. Experience with the following is preferred:
  3. cGMP hands on experience with Inventory Control
  4. Goods Receipt, Part Issue, and Cycle Counting
  5. Mechanical systems
  6. Pneumatics

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The following skills are preferred:

  1. Ability to adapt to challenges while remaining calm in a constantly changing environment.
  2. Communication & decision quality - must have the ability to make good decisions and communicate effectively with others including management
  3. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio), ERP systems, and Solidworks
  4. Problem solving
  5. Documentation
  6. SAP and EPROC a strong plus 

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to remain in stationary position, often standing, for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs, ladders, ramps, and the like.
  • Ability to wear PPE correctly most of the day.
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery.
  • Ability to adjust or move objects up to 50 pounds in all directions.
  • Domestic travel required    __10__ % of time
  • International travel required   _5___ % of time
  • The ability to occasionally lift 15-20 pounds.
  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, kneeling, squatting, stooping, stretching, occasionally pulling, pushing, and reaching.
  • Requires working from step ladders.
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.
  • Ability to work with various chemicals and use PPE in accordance with MSDS/SDS sheets.

Management Scope

Check appropriate decision-making authority below:

  • Decisions with long-term impact
  • With little-to-no supervisory review
  • With supervisory review/approval required
  • Decisions with short-term impact
  • With little-to-no supervisory review
  • With supervisory review/approval required

Please be aware that recruitment related scams are on the rise. Fraudulent job postings are being placed on other websites, and individuals posing as bioMérieux Talent Acquisition team members are reaching out via email or text message in an attempt to collect your personal and confidential information. In some cases, these scammers are also conducting bogus interviews prior to extending fraudulent offers of employment. Beware of individuals reaching out using general phone numbers and non-bioMerieux email domains (i.e.,,, etc.). If you are concerned that an interview experience or offer of employment might be a scam, please make sure you are searching for the posting on our careers site or contact us at [email protected].

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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