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Engineering Technician - 3rd Shift

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

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 Engineering Technician is responsible for the support and troubleshooting of bioMérieux manufacturing, formulation, filling, and packaging equipment systems within the site quality management system processes.


Support large and manage small scale Engineering projects at the Durham site.  Ensure required Engineering support for the BACT/ALERT manufacturing and packaging lines is available to meet or exceed production targets and product quality. Provide support and oversight to minimize scrap and rework while maximizing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), cost of finished goods and yield.


Evaluates manufacturing equipment to aid in solving product and process problems. Assist in the implementation and commissioning of new manufacturing equipment, utilize the change management process for modifications as required, and concentrate on continuously improving BACT/ALERT processes. 



  • Support Operation of Manufacturing, Formulation, Filling, and Packaging Equipment
    • Troubleshooting and resolution of equipment downtime events.
    • Provide support as a subject matter expert to maintain production equipment in a compliant and fit for intended use state.
    • Conduct Failure Investigations and implement solutions (corrective and preventive actions) that solve equipment mechanical problems, follow-up on corrective and preventive actions to determine their effectiveness, suitability, and prepare written reports on these activities in a timely fashion.
    • Analyze performance data to identify trends to predict potential failures and aid in solving product and process problems.


  • Manage small scale projects
    • Develop immediate and long term MFG continuous improvement plans.
    • Optimize existing manufacturing equipment and processes.
    • Adhere to site procedures to manage service suppliers and contractor safety work permits during on-site activities.


  • Support large scale projects
    • Participate in commissioning and qualification activities (e.g. SAT, IQ, OQ) and conduct verification activities as required by the change control program.
    • Review and revise Manufacturing and Engineering documents for new and existing manufacturing systems.
    • Provide and document training of technical and production personnel in the application of new manufacturing systems.


  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management


Additional Information:

  • Assist Engineering and Automation with implementation of projects related to new equipment and/or processes.
  • Oversees execution of preventative/corrective maintenance activities with a focus on constant improvement of existing procedures/processes and ensures all required documentation and records are maintained in accordance with site procedures and cGMP.
  • Lead and/or assist troubleshooting efforts to solve and address manufacturing equipment downtime events.
  • Plans, initiates, and tracks progress of work assignments to meet manufacturing schedules and needs; effectively communicates status across shifts, throughout Production, and to site management.
  • Provides training, mentoring, and drives professional development.
  • Able to read/redline electrical schematics and P&IDs drawings.
  • A self-starter who is organized, detailed, conscientious, and ambitious.
  • A team player with a positive attitude, approaching projects/tasks with a sense of ownership and a focus on root cause analysis/sustainable failure prevention.
  • Good decision making skills.  Must have the ability to work unsupervised and operate with great latitude for independent judgement and initiative.
  • Ability to work safely, both individual and as part of a team.


Studies and Experience:

  • Associates degree or BS in a technical discipline preferred with 3 years manufacturing grade equipment systems experience OR High School Diploma/GED with 5 years manufacturing grade equipment systems experience. 
  • Minimum 2 years in a manufacturing maintenance/production environment following ISO standards and cGMP procedures.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Computer Skills required; must be experienced and proficient in the use of:

    • Microsoft Office tools (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
    • Experience with Solidworks and AutoCAD desired.
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills (written & verbal) within the team and external to department.

  • Position requires strong attention to detail and GMP experience.

  • Ability to work successfully autonomously on independent projects as well as an active contributor on a team.




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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