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Operations Manager-Parts (MRO)

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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.


The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that a division of the company is meeting goals that will contribute to the overall success of the company. This position will be able to effectively manage a wide range of responsibilities. Additional functions for the Business Unit Manager include but are not limited to; managing a Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) storeroom, assisting with scheduling the preventative maintenance activities, supporting the departments new employee onboarding/training, and creating/managing the department budget. Working with site continuous improvement team and managing department CI projects.



  1. MRO Storeroom
    • Own/operate storeroom as a business by maintain accurate records in the Computerized Maintenance Management system (CMMs) / System Analysis Program Development (SAP)
    • Oversee, standardize, and continually improve storeroom activities including buying, receiving, inventory controls, physical inventory counts, safety standards, and resource planning to ensure accurate, in-stock inventory and timely issue resolution.
    • Manage all storeroom related processes, including accurate information when new equipment/parts transferred to become active in the system
    • Organization of inventory salvage parts and over stock including to keep area in storeroom clean and 5s
    • Create PO’s for spare parts and capex material, when applicable
    • Perform required cycle counts and KPIs in SAP and Blue Mountain RAM, when applicable
    • Coordinate with Blue Mountain admin to adjust any CMMs needs for inventory applications
    • MRO inventory optimization and other information to support business decisions and organize information for audits, where applicable


  1. Department Budget
    • Coordinates meetings with management on current and future department budgets
    • Analyzes spending on equipment rebuilds
    • Forecast expenditures
    • Generate reports across maintenance categories such as asset availability, materials usage, material costs, and trending to preventative negative results
    • Ensure equipment history has cost association



  1. Work with management to assist with assigning Preventative Maintenance (PM) activities
  2. Create parts kits and pull parts for upcoming PMs, when applicable
  3. Support safety activities such as safety audits and adherence of wearing personal protective equipment.
  4. Identify and help resolve recurring maintenance problems.
  5. Be accessible to people on the plant floor to discuss problems and ideas.
  6. Maintain positive relationships with Card Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Facilities.
  7. Work overtime as needed to ensure the required needs are met.
  8. Consult with other maintenance personnel as warranted to discuss issues that affect the operations of the maintenance department.
  9. Make sure to complete compliance and portal training on time.
  10. Reasonable, reliable attendance and punctuality is an essential job function required for this position.
  11.  Be cross functional and support unplanned activities for the department.



  1. Bachelor's Degree with 3 years of experience in a MRO Storeroom or similar environment OR a High School Diploma with 5 years of experience in a MRO Storeroom or similar environment 
  2.  3 years of experience in warehouse(inventory), accounting, or manufacturing setting.
  3. Flexibility and time management best practices- ability to prioritize.
  4. Ability to direct work (supervise tasks for completion).
  5. Knowledge of manufacturing equipment involving mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic


       6. Knowledge of material management planning and scheduling principles.

       7. Computer program functional knowledge including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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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