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Lab Technician-Media Lab

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Location: Hazelwood, MO, 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.


Media Tech-Urgently Hiring!

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 $10000 per calendar year
Onsite cafeteria with daily food stipend
Starting pay is $23/hr. Shift differential pay for nights and weekends.

This is a 3rd shift position 

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is the timely preparation, delivery, and set-up of quality, complex chemical media to Card Production., being current on training including curriculum procedures, work station organization and cleaning, establishing a safe work environment, housekeeping and maintenance functions in the production department.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Perform and document all work in a safe manner in accordance with the company policy and procedures.
  • Perform work as described in company policies and procedures including, but not limited to: 
    • Accurately prepare media and sub-components in a timely manner. based on production schedule.
    • Perform filtration of finished and semi-finished media.
    • Verify that all media is appropriately labeled and stored based on all regulatory and Master Formulary specifications.
    • Calibration, operation, and cleaning of equipment such as balances, pH meters, steam kettles, peristaltic pumps, and stir plates, as required. Inform management of items in need of repair.
    • Accurately deliver and setup finished media according to the production schedule.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment by following the standards in the department 5S guidelines - before, during and after production runs. This includes but not limited to: 
  • Cleaning and organizing lab workspace.
  • Cleaning instrumentation/equipment.
  • Sweeping and/or mopping floor as needed.
  • Organizing and maintaining workstations according to 5s principles.
  • Any unspecified actions required to maintain 5s compliance.
  • Use and storage of materials according to Master Formulary specifications and FEFO guidelines.
  • Reasonable, reliable attendance and punctuality is an essential job function required for this position.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.

Studies/Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field required. Biology/Chemistry preferred.
  • One year industrial or college laboratory experience preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment towards the completion of shared goals.
  • Ability to work in a complex, diverse environment with multiple and changing demands.
  • Excellent time management, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory/Manufacturing Practices, including aseptic technique preferred
  • Working knowledge of FDA and ISO guidelines preferred.
  • Strong PC skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, Teams, etc.)

Additional Information:

  • Work involves using computer applications.
  • Work involves standing for extended periods of time.
  • Work involves handling antibiotics and hazardous materials.
  • May be exposed to odors during media production.
  • Lab work is performed wearing a hairnet, safety glasses and a lab coat.
  • May be required to operate a forklift. 
  • May be required to work extended and/or overtime hours. 
  • Reasonable, reliable attendance and punctuality is an essential job function required for this position.
  • Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds. 
  • Excellent personal hygiene required.
  • May be exposed to hot and cold environments.


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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