Production Tech 1 (1st shift) at Biomerieux, Inc in St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:

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:

The Production Technician I position is responsible for the operation of high speed equipment used in the production and packaging of VITEK 2 cards in a cGMP compliant manner. The position may perform or assist in the setup, operation, inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting and cleaning of equipment used throughout the VITEK 2 Card Manufacturing and Packaging processes. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for completing production batches and corresponding documentation for the associated tasks, AQL inspections, reworks and material reconciliation that goes along with the batch. Contribute to building a positive work environment.


  • Execute production activities per approved Manufacturing Directions while maintaining compliance with all job related SOPs.

  • Ensure that all batch paperwork is completed in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner.

  • Execute validation protocols associated with manufacturing/packaging equipment and procedures including revalidation as required to maintain systems in a validated state.

  • Provide assistance with the review and revision of Manufacturing Directions and SOPs necessary for the manufacture and packaging of product.

  • Certified in operation of at least one high speed manufacturing equipment efficiently and effectively, in some cases highly automated, using HMI/SCADA interfaces.

  • Engage in cage movement, maintain product segregation, retrieve and organize raw materials, and ability to learn fork truck operation.

  • Follow appropriate departmental cleaning procedures to ensure adequate cleaning of the manufacturing areas.

  • Setup high speed manufacturing equipment, within defined tolerances, to ensure product runs are started on time and within established guidelines.

  • Comply with all safety policies and procedures at all times.

  • Appropriately use PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) as required to perform routine and non-routine duties.

  • Maintain all work areas in a well-organized, clean and tidy manner at all times in compliance with cGMP requirements.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

Studies and Experience:

  • Education: High School Diploma or GED

  • 1-2 years' experience in FDA regulated manufacturing environment and GMP is desired

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to express ideas clearly (verbal and written) with the ability to work from verbal and/or written instructions, manuals, work orders and specifications

  • Ability to perform necessary calculations and complex task sequences in order to meet production requirements

  • Attention to detail and the ability to accurately interpret technical documentation are critical

  • Ability to perform computer applications including learning and performing SAP transactions

  • Ability to routinely lift 20-50 pounds

  • Ability to stand for 8-12 hours

Additional Information:

  • Extensive standing, repetitive hand and arm motions, ability to climb steps.

  • Lifting (up to 50Lbs) and moving containers of cartons, tubes, and printed materials.

  • Must be able to push a wheeled cage that can weigh up to 600 lbs fully loaded.

  • Operating within cool temperature and low humidity conditions within the production room. Constant noise is common due to the operation of the air-dry chamber, taping and pouching equipment.

  • Excellent personal hygiene required. Appropriate gowning requirements necessary for the production areas. Gloves are required to handle the product. Hairnet, clean room gowns and/or lab coats are required. Safety glasses and hearing protection are required personal protective gear.

  • Occasional environmental odors may be prevalent.

  • Ability to work overtime as required to cover a 24/7 operation

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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