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Production Tech 1

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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.

Production Tech-Urgently Hiring

Benefits at bioMerieux:


Sign on bonus of $1200, $600 on the first paycheck and $600 after 6 months of employment
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 $10000 per calendar year
Onsite cafeteria with daily food stipend
Starting pay is $17-19/hr. depending upon experience. Shift differential pay for nights and weekends.

M-F-6:00 am - 2:30 pm


Position Summary:

The Production Technician I position is responsible for the operation of high speed equipment used in the production and packaging of VITEK 2 cards in a cGMP compliant manner. The position may perform or assist in the setup, operation, inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting and cleaning of equipment used throughout the VITEK 2 Card Manufacturing and Packaging processes.  Additionally, this individual will be responsible for completing production batches and corresponding documentation for the associated tasks, AQL inspections, reworks and material reconciliation that goes along with the batch.  Contribute to building a positive work environment.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Execute production activities per approved Manufacturing Directions while maintaining compliance with all job related SOPs. 
  • Ensure that all batch paperwork is completed in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner.
  • Execute validation protocols associated with manufacturing/packaging equipment and procedures including revalidation as required to maintain systems in a validated state.
  • Provide assistance with the review and revision of Manufacturing Directions and SOPs necessary for the manufacture and packaging of product.
  • Certified in operation of at least one high speed manufacturing equipment efficiently and effectively, in some cases highly automated, using HMI/SCADA interfaces.
  • Engage in cage movement, maintain product segregation, retrieve and organize raw materials, and ability to learn fork truck operation.
  • Follow appropriate departmental cleaning procedures to ensure adequate cleaning of the manufacturing areas.
  • Setup high speed manufacturing equipment, within defined tolerances, to ensure product runs are started on time and within established guidelines.
  • Comply with all safety policies and procedures at all times.
  • Appropriately use PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) as required to perform routine and non-routine duties.
  • Maintain all work areas in a well-organized, clean and tidy manner at all times in compliance with cGMP requirements. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.


Studies, Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years’ experience in FDA regulated manufacturing environment and GMP is desired
  • Ability to express ideas clearly (verbal and written) with the ability to work from verbal and/or written instructions, manuals, work orders and specifications
  • Ability to perform necessary calculations and complex task sequences in order to meet production requirements
  • Attention to detail and the ability to accurately interpret technical documentation are critical
  • Ability to perform computer applications including learning and performing SAP transactions
  • Ability to routinely lift 20-50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for 8-12 hours


Additional Information:

  • Extensive standing, repetitive hand and arm motions, ability to climb steps.
  • Lifting (up to 50Lbs) and moving containers of cartons, tubes, and printed materials.
  • Must be able to push a wheeled cage that can weigh up to 600 lbs fully loaded.
  • Operating within cool temperature and low humidity conditions within the production room.  Constant noise is common due to the operation of the air-dry chamber, taping and pouching equipment. 
  • Excellent personal hygiene required.  Appropriate gowning requirements necessary for the production areas.  Gloves are required to handle the product. Hairnet, clean room gowns and/or lab coats are required. Safety glasses and hearing protection are required personal protective gear.
  • Occasional environmental odors may be prevalent.
  • Ability to work overtime as required to cover a 24/7 operation




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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