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Template Control Operations Coordinator

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Job Function: Bioscience R&D Manufacturing


Job Summary

Principle responsibilities include planning, scheduling, and coordinating Template Control parts through the production cycle with the goal of maximizing efficiency and eliminating issues and interruptions, ensuring comprehensive compliance with materials requirements for manufacturing, supporting document revisions required for manufacturing and operations processes, and communicating between various groups and departments to properly prepare production orders per schedule requirements. Exceptional organizational and communication skills, attention to detail and commitment to BioFire Diagnostics’ corporate culture are essential to successfully fulfill this role.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
  2. Plans, prepares, issues, controls and revises the production schedule for products or subassemblies associated with the Template Control work center, ensuring an optimal flow of work through interdependent product centers.
  3. Interfaces with databases and spreadsheets to compile and maintain reports concerning progress of work and failures throughout the production process and to track production units.
  4. Maintain FilmArray Pilot product tracking spreadsheets/software.
  5. Works with Materials Management, Inventory Control, Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering Support, QA, R&D and Template Control to ensure necessary materials are available and inspections are performed in preparation for scheduled manufacture events.
  6. Works with Manufacturing Engineering Support, QA and Template Control to coordinate calibration, preventative maintenance, service, and repair for all Template Control equipment and instrument assets.
  7. Assist as directed by management with resolving process/product related issues using tools such as temporary deviations, rework procedures, NCRs, etc.
  8. Work closely with Template Control Production Manager and Template Control Project Managers to implement improvements to manufacturing processes including planning, sourcing and coordinating improvement-related solutions.
  9. Identify and communicate possible workflow issues to Template Control Production Manager and Template Control Project Managers in order to minimize impact on product release.
  10. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Generally receives little instruction on routine work and general instructions on new assignments.
  11. Exhibits a high level of organization and tremendous attention to detail in order to successfully execute technical high cost manufacturing events.
  12. Perform additional tasks as assigned by management.


Training and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Life Science or Manufacturing/Business Operations, or related field. Associates Degree and 6 years related experience. 
  • Certification in Lean, Six Sigma, CPIM and/or APICS preferred.


  • 2+ years’ experience working in a cGMP/FDA/ISO manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Familiarity with PCR and its variants desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of inventory control and electronic MRP systems and intermediate proficiency using Excel or other Microsoft applications.
  • Analytical and planning skills associated with optimizing a production environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and have strong attention to detail, organization, and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to shift priorities and meet required deadlines and manage numerous priorities simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate high-level of business judgment and clear communication with cross-functional teams and others at all levels of the organization.
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