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Facilities Intern

Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Fixed-Term
Job Function: Facilities & HSE

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:

This role will assist the site Facilities staff in support of Manufacturing, Quality Control and R&D Operations at the Durham, NC bioMerieux location.  This internship will focus on the preventative and corrective maintenance of bioMerieux site equipment and utilities. As part of the site’s Facilities Team, the intern role will focus on several key crafts that may include; HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Refrigeration, Boiler Operation, Chiller Operation, and general Facilities operations.



  • Assist in monitoring/operating equipment in order to maintain and/or improve the proper, safe, and efficient functionality of facilities assets.
  • Assist in performing Preventative, Corrective, Predictive and Breakdown work orders on carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, chillers, steam and hot water boilers, fire system and other types of facility equipment as required.
  • Assist with troubleshooting basic mechanical and electrical problems on various facility equipment


Supplemental Data:

  • Intern will be contributing to a multi-craft Facilities department in day to day activities.


Studies and Experience:

Working towards their Associates Degree (3.0 GPA or above) or pursuing a Technical Certification with an interest in Facilities Maintenance or any trade related profession.


If the internship will include access to the manufacturing areas of the company, the student must be at least 18 years of age.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong  written and verbal communication skills
  • Mechanical and/or technical ability


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to remain in stationary position, often standing, for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs, ladders, ramps, and the like.
  • Ability to wear PPE correctly most of the day.
  • Ability to adjust or move objects up to 50 pounds in all directions.


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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