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Maintenance Tech 2: USP Water & Autoclaves - Day Shift

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Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Facilities & HSE

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:

  • $2,000 sign on bonus
  • 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


Normal Work Hours: 

  • 2-2-3 Schedule



Position Summary:

Maintenance technicians are responsible for making decisions related to the operation and maintenance of all equipment under their care.  With the collaboration of supervision, manufacturing, and quality, some decisions may be made requiring equipment to be taken out of service thus impacting production.


Primary Duties:

  • 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) USP Water Systems & Autoclaves with minimal supervision within a team environment.
  • Performs corrective maintenance activities as necessary and in compliance with site documentation and change control requirements.
  • Champions root cause analysis and continuous improvement to equipment /systems driving toward increasing reliability and minimizing the incidence of unplanned downtime to production equipment.
  • Mechanical and/or electrical troubleshooting of specialized equipment that have a direct impact to site manufacturing activities and product quality.


Studies and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED and 4 years of maintenance experience focused on support of production equipment required.
    • -OR- 2 years experience with associates degree in electronics technology or related trade.
  • Experienced in the operation of high speed, highly automated, production equipment (in a cGMP environment within the last 6 years desired).


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Background in Operation, Maintenance & troubleshooting of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic controls, valves, pumps, motors, steam components, AB PLC, cGMP and CMMS. Ability to read ladder logic, troubleshoot PLC’s, electrical systems, AC/DC drive systems, proficiency in machining, welding & fabricating a plus,  mechanical skills and / or  USP Water and Autoclave experience preferred.
  • Experience in the operation of high speed, highly automated, production equipment (in a cGMP environment desired).
  • Basic Computer Skills required; must be experienced and proficient in the use of: Email and Windows Operating Systems & Basic Microsoft Office tools (specifically Word & Excel) 
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills (written & verbal). 
  • Strong attention to detail with GMP experience including knowledge of change control, validation and commissioning process desired.
  • Ability to work successfully autonomously and as an active contributor on a team/shift. 
  • Willingness to work towards driving improvement within and external to the department as a Maintenance & Reliability team representative. 
  • Demonstrates leadership behaviors and skills and willingness to work towards driving improvement within and external to the department, as a Maintenance & Reliability team representative.  Ability to act as a team leader when required.
  • Experience with equipment change control, validation and standard operation procedures (generation/revision).
  • Ability to climb stairs to perform work on the mezzanine.
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts on a 2/2/3 schedule.
  • Ability to work overtime (including weekend / holiday work) as required.



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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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