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Engineer, Manufacturing

Location: Philadelphia, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Manufacturing

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 11 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City-based BioFire Diagnostics and one subsidiary in Montreal, Canada.

Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.


Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the support of commercial manufacture for both upstream and downstream aspects of the process. This role will be expected to independently develop and improve Manufacturing processes, including the implementation of automation. They will create and perform maintenance procedures/schedules for Manufacturing equipment. Work with the OEM to establish set Preventative maintenance, monitor uptime and MTBF to ensure equipment is functioning to meet demand. Work with the Leadership team and ensure that the long range plan is in place and that the capacity supports the growing demand.  Design and modify processes to improve the output in terms of quality and capacity.  Utilize process tools such as six sigma and lean to improve quality, and capacity and work closely with operators and maintenance.


Context of the Job:

This job operates in a laboratory and manufacturing setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones as well as engineering tools and equipment. This is a full time position (40 hours/week). Hours of work are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

This position is responsible for converting the needs of manufacturing into specifications for equipment that will improve the manufacturing output to meet demand



  • Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment for all employees
  • Create a long range capacity plan that includes demand and investment
  • Deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Monitor the operator ergonomic interactions to ensure minimal repetitive motion injuries
  • Maintain knowledge of new and emerging technologies that may improve the manufacturing processes
  • Carry out continuous process improvements and optimization of current commercial processes
  • Lead the development, implementation, and support of manufacturing automation with collaboration from stakeholders and impacted departments
  • Execute process optimization ventures including small scale studies prior to implementation
  • Manage creation and completion of Manufacturing change controls, validation protocols, etc.
  • Utilize Lean Six Sigma or related tools to develop advanced, cost-effective solutions and lead successful implementation to deliver improved product quality
  • Undertake equipment and process qualifications for new and existing equipment
  • Responsible for Creating User requirements that will deliver equipment to meet demand
  • Create standard operating procedures (SOP) or work instructions and provide training and guidance to others


Studies and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • 3 or more years of industry experience or equivalent experience in GMP related industry


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of cGMP
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to apply engineering principles to solve complex problems
  • In depth knowledge of production flow improvements and optimization
  • Excellent computer, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required. Must be results oriented, and self-motivated
  • Lean six sigma knowledge a plus


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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