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Senior Director, Reagent Engineering

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Location: Saint Louis, 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.

Position Summary:

The Senior Director Reagent Engineering will be responsible for oversight of the Reagent Engineering Equipment Project team. This team is responsible for the manufacturing equipment used to produce a complex medical device.  The team provides project management and technical expertise related to the manufacturing equipment.   


Primary Duties:

  • Supervise a staff of Project Managers and Engineers including assignment of work, approval of expenses, goal setting, and performance management.
  • Assign engineering resources to projects to optimize resources and ensure required expertise.
  • Develop and manage equipment projects as needed to meet production demand and to resolve systemic issues that lead to finished product scrap and rework.
  • Support all levels of management in planning for equipment, resources, and correcting existing discrepancies.
  • Prepare and/or review and monitor controls on scheduling and project cost.
  • Drive continuous improvement of manufacturing equipment.
  • Promote the importance of using data to identify reliability issues and to prioritize improvements.
  • Evaluate new technologies.
  • Support the change management process.


Position Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field preferred or minimum of 16+ years of engineering management experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 10+ years of experience in management role
  • 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment in an engineering or reliability role.
  • 5+ years of experience working with automated processes and machinery.
  • Demonstrated experience managing CAPEX projects of greater than $10M.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate professionally with all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively complete projects in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of automated manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FDA/ISO regulations and equipment validation preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical analysis and problem-solving skills.


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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