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Manufacturing Team Lead, Service - Night Shift

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Location: Durham, NC, 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.


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

Position Summary:
Normal working hours: 7:00pm - 7:30am working a 2-2-3

The Team Lead position is responsible for front-line leadership of a team engaged in the operation of high speed manufacturing/packaging equipment and/or process-driven Reagent formulation.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leadership
    • Serve a back up to the Supervisor (or higher) when needed
    • Develop manufacturing team
      • Inspire and motivate manufacturing team to achieve top performance as a team
      • Inspire and promote self-growth and internal development within the team
    • Assist in management of daily activities i.e; scheduling production activities & Daily shift tie-in meetings
      • Generate reports, charts and KPI's and interpret the data to identify problems, and proceed with proper decision making
      • Conduct staff meetings daily or as needed, keeping records/documentation of what is discussed
  • Production
    • Operate and maintain highly automated bottle handling, filling, vision inspection, conveying, robotic palletizing, autoclaving, and / or labeling equipment in a cGMP compliant manner, using HMI/SCADA interfaces
    • Setup high speed manufacturing equipment, within defined tolerances, to ensure product runs are started on time and within established guidelines
    • Provide feedback on design and operation of equipment to optimize manufacturing
    • Check equipment during production runs for proper performance and assures the equipment is maintaining standard speeds and process times
    • Troubleshoot simple to moderate equipment related issues
  • Quality
    • Right First Time (RFT): minimal deviations and error free performance
      • Ensure that all batch paperwork is completed in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner
      • Execute production activities per approved Manufacturing Directions while maintaining compliance with all job related SOPs
    • Assist with manufacturing deviation analysis, CAPA actions and other process equipment related quality concerns
    • Perform self-audit of rooms and processes
    • Train and certify teammates on production processes and procedures
  • Documentation / Training
    • Utilize SOP and documentation to record data manually or through identified software applications
    • Assist in the development, revision of manufacturing procedures and training programs for manufacturing employees.
    • Ensure overall team training is maintained current for processes and procedures relevant to all area activities
    • Coordinate cross-training among roles to create staffing flexibility and increased depth.
  • Safety
    • 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.
    • Monitor workers on site during production activities to ensure adherences to ethics and safety procedures
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Lead and promote continuous improvement through team and individual initiatives
      • Identify areas of deficiency and implement practices to improve employee safety and to reduce the cost incurred through excessive scrap, poor workflow/process design and others
      • Serve as a project team member to reduce scrap, increase product quality, decrease operational costs, and improve departmental efficiency/productivity
      • Serve as change agent by driving the required cultural transformation and the adoption of successful process improvement practices. Diagnoses barriers to project success and facilitates resolution
      • 5S:  Maintain all work areas in a well-organized, clean and tidy manner at all times in compliance with cGMP requirements
  • Other Duties
    • Contribute to team goal development, status tracking and communication by providing feedback to the direct manager for the PMP (Performance Management Program) process
    • Work with other departments and assist with executing validation protocols associated with manufacturing/packaging equipment and procedures including revalidation as scheduled or required to maintain systems in a validated state
    • Partner with maintenance staff to perform routine and  preventative maintenance activities to include inspecting, lubricating, adjusting of manufacturing equipment in a timely basis to ensure reliability and minimize the incidence of unplanned downtime to production equipment
    • Communicate with Materials Management, Production Operations, and Quality Control on a daily basis to ensure the timely and efficient production of all of our customer requirements

Education, Skills, Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED with 3 years in a regulated production/operations environment
    • Associates Degree in an applicable or Technical field or Vocational / Technical School preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the operation of high speed, highly automated, production equipment preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience in following OSHA regulations (LOTO, electrical safety, etc.) preferred.
  • Knowledge of FDA and/or GMP regulations preferred.
  • Mechanical background preferred. 

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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