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Instrument QC Technologist I or II

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Fixed-Term
Job Function: Quality

Description

Come be a part of our team and our mission.

At BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. we make the world a healthier place by providing molecular solutions that lessen the time to medical results and empower healthcare professionals to make better diagnostic decisions.

We are proud to be part of the bioMérieux family and the 5,000+ team members across 12 sites and subsidiaries in North America committed to our mission to help save lives around the globe through the power of diagnostics.

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is looking for an Instrument Quality Control Technologist to join our growing team! IQC Technologist works in a cGMP environment. This individual will primarily conduct quality control testing, inspection, and data reporting on new or repaired products. Responsibilities include conducting testing of reagents, instruments, completing validations, environmental swab testing, and equipment calibrations. 

Must be mathematically competent, highly detail oriented and team oriented, and must have effective communication skills both written and verbal. Must have demonstrated proficiency  with Outlook, Word, and Excel. Must know proper pipetting technique.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of Biofire Diagnostic’s Quality System.
  • Responsible for performing quality control testing on incoming reagents use in Film Array.
  • Responsible for maintaining supplies and inventory counts.
  • Responsible for coordinating instrument/equipment repairs as necessary.  
  • Responsible for all QC lab instrument cal/pm's, pipette calibrations, Artel system calibration, UV hood bulbs, etc
  • Responsible for all Film Array Contamination monitoring, collection, setup and reporting.
  • Responsible for all other swab set up and reporting.
  • Responsible for data entry and maintaining all QC charts.
  • Responsible for maintaining the QC area clean and contamination-free.
  • Responsible for coordinating repeats.
  • Works closely with QC Manager, Instrument Production Leads, Service Center Leads, and Reagent QC to ensure consistent and timely turnaround for QC results.
  • Responsible for maintaining records as required by the Quality System.
  • Responsible for data review, reporting, and component release. 
  • Responsible for product release in Production Web. 
  • Generates Non-Conformance Reports.
  • Performs troubleshooting as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date pipette list within Artel system (Tech II)
  • Provide training for new employees (Tech II).
  • Responsible for the installation of new fleet instrument systems (Tech II).

 Qualifications

Training and Education:
Associate Degree in life science or related field is required. A Bachelor’s of Science in a life science or engineering related field is strongly preferred.  

Experience:
Level I: 6 months experience in a laboratory/engineering setting is required. Any experience in Quality Assurance or Quality Control is preferred and previous cGMP experience is strongly preferred.

Level II:  Minimum of 2 years of experience in a laboratory/engineering setting is required. Experience in Quality Assurance or Quality Control is preferred and previous cGMP experience is strongly preferred.

Skills: 
Must be mathematically competent, highly detail oriented and team oriented, and must have effective communication skills both written and verbal. Must have demonstrated proficiency  with Outlook, Word, and Excel. Must know proper pipetting technique.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to perform duties wearing a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).
Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs.
Must be able to sit or stand for moderate amounts of time and look at computer monitors for an extended amount of time with or without accommodation.
Must be able to perform repetitive tasks with hands for a moderate amount of time.

Additional Information:
Must work assigned shift and have ability to work flexible schedule
Must work mandatory overtime as assigned
Must work full time hours as defined by the department


 

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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 BioFire Diagnostics’ 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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