Process Technician
bioMerieux - St. Louis, MO

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bioMérieux Introduction

Scientific and technological innovation is at the heart of bioMérieux's strategy. A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for 50 years, bioMérieux designs, develops, produces, and markets diagnostic systems for medical and industrial applications. bioMérieux's solutions (reagents, instruments, software, and services) are used to determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

To fulfill its mission to improve public health worldwide, bioMérieux is present in more than 150 countries through 41 subsidiaries. Its world headquarters are located in the Lyon area in France.

We are committed to creating an optimal work environment that fosters teamwork, emphasizes training and offers international career development opportunities.

Position Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE JOB:
The primary purpose of this position is to prepare complex chemical media and/or sub components, dispensing system setup/verifications and insuring timely delivery of high quality product to production.
Rapidly learn new procedures and reduce them to practice.
Secondary and tertiary functions may include but are not limited to work station organizing, safety, housekeeping and maintenance functions in the production department.

The major challenge will be to fulfill all production scheduling needs and to provide high quality product in order to meet customer specifications and ship dates.
This job involves the direct formulation of the media component used in manufacturing of the bioMérieux disposable product and the setup of the dispensing system.
Routine internal contacts include Maintenance, Manufacturing, Materials, Research & Development, Industrialization, and Engineering.
Reasonable, reliable attendance and punctuality is an essential job function required for this position.

Required Skills/Qualifications

Weekend shift Nights (three 12 hour days / 36 hour work week)
1. Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry required.
2. A minimum of one (1) wet chemistry and/or bench work experience preferred.
3. Ability to work effectively and efficiently toward goal completion in a complex, diverse environment with multiple and changing demands.
4. Excellent problem solving, time management and laboratory skills.
5. Ability to work independently and in groups.
6. Knowledge of sterile techniques and general laboratory procedures.
7. Working knowledge of GLP/GMP and ISO guidelines.
8. Strong PC skills (MS Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook; SAP desired).

Additional Information:
• Most laboratory work performed standing.
• Excellent personal hygiene required. Appropriate gowning requirements necessary for the production areas:
o Hairnet
o Safety glasses
o Clean room gowns and/or lab coats
• Other protective equipment including latex gloves is used.
• Hazardous chemicals are sometimes used in the production process and additional personal equipment is required.
• Occasional environmental odors may be prevalent.
• May be required to work extended and/or overtime hours.
• Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
Reasonable, reliable attendance and punctuality is an essential job function required for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer /Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Vet/Disability

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bioMérieux is a leading international diagnostics group that specialises in the field of in vitro diagnostics for clinical and...