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Final QC Associate Manager

Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Quality

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City based BioFire Diagnostics. We believe in the power of diagnostics and bioMérieux sponsors public health initiatives and partnerships to address antimicrobial resistance, sepsis awareness, food safety, and consumer health across the globe. Come be a part of our mission to help save lives.

Position Summary:

Ensuring good aseptic lab practices, is responsible for the testing of disposable cards through set up of Vitek cards and physical inspections of lots.  This position oversees Lab Technicians performing testing and is responsible to ensures all group documentation is properly completed according to cGMP’s and current procedures.  Coaches, trains, and assigns work for team members, ensuring they have the tools they need to perform their jobs.  Ensures all work is performed using safety conscious practices.  Manage training, metrics, and document revisions for Final QC Micro group.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees the Lab Technicians in the accurate and timely testing of products per procedures and specifications. Oversees QC Systems Coordinator for lab supply ordering, QC Metrics, and QC lab support functions. Managements all ComplianceWire training and Document Revisions.  Provides coaching, feedback, training, and guidance for employees. 
  2. Assists in data interpretation and troubleshooting / problem solving when issues are identified.
  3. Assists Technicians in prioritizing to ensure schedule is met.
  4. Performs testing and physical inspections per product procedure, as needed.
  5. Manages Reserve Samples and ensures the sampling and testing of Environmental Monitoring samples are performed accurately and timely.
  6. Acts as immediate backup to Sr. QC Manager functions, including regular presentations at group meetings.
  7. Support QC and other projects and participates on special teams as requested by management.

 

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

       

  1. Requires a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field.
  2. Requires a minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible experience in microbiology lab work, performing varied testing and troubleshooting activities in high volume environment.
  3. A minimum of one (1) one year experience supervisory experience is highly preferred.  At a minimum, must demonstrate the ability to lead others by building relationships, provide coaching and feedback to employees, and delegate assignments as needed to ensure efficient work production.
  4. Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must as this position interacts at all levels of the organization and acts as immediate back-up to the Final QC Manager as needed.
  5. Requires strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Package (Excel, Word, etc.).
  6. Must have an advanced knowledge of antibiotic / microorganism interactions and GMP compliance.
  7. Must be able to demonstrate flexibility in responding to unexpected demands. 

 

Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 13,000 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!

 

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

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