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Sr. Facilities Tech - Day Shift

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:

  • 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 Working Hours:


2-2-3 schedule




Position Summary:

To operate and maintain the major building systems that provide required services and critical utilities as needed to maintain life safety and production.  To ensure that the facilities are maintained and conditioned as needed to provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment and enable the company’s associates to be productive while performing their job functions.

Shift work required to provide 24 hour 7 day coverage for the Durham manufacturing facility.  This is a position that requires attendance during adverse weather conditions.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Monitor/operate equipment in order to maintain and/or improve the proper, safe, and efficient functionality of facilities assets. 
  • Monitor and operate building maintenance system, environmental monitoring system and fire system. Respond to alarms and other urgent facility situations. 
  • Perform Preventative, Corrective, Predictive and Breakdown work orders on carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, chillers, steam and hot water boilers, fire system and other types of facility equipment as required. 
  • Troubleshoot advanced mechanical and electrical problems on various facility equipment. Use problem-solving tools to identify root cause for repetitive breakdowns or other losses. Address key issues and educate peers of problems and solutions. 
  • Ensure that all assigned scheduled preventive maintenance tasks are completed.
  • Must be able to work safely, use all personal protective equipment as required by OSHA and job requirements.
  • Maintain excellent team working relationships and ownership of equipment and reliability while driving 100% customer satisfaction throughout all departments
  • Participate in training as needed.
  • Ability to train less experienced personnel. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Studies and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required. Valid Driver’s license required
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive responsibility and related experience working in an industrial setting including three (3) years experience in a regulated production/operations facility.. 
  • Trade Certification required


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must be able to push/pull 100 pounds, lift 50 pounds, work off ladders, and have the ability to crawl, lie down and work in tight places. 
  • Requires the ability to read facility utility equipment manuals. 
  • Use of computerized building management system, i.e. Metasys, to maintain and troubleshoot facility equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and effectively  resolve complex equipment malfunctions on carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, chillers, steam and hot water boilers,  coolers and ultra-low freezers, fire system and other types of facility equipment.
  • Advanced understanding of equipment/systems and in the diagnosis and repair of electrical and mechanical problems.
  • Basic project management and planning/scheduling projects/repairs.
  • Document clearly (verbal and written) and ability to work from verbal and written instructions, manuals, wiring diagrams, work orders and specification. 
  • Demonstrated experience of working independently is 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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