Assembler - 1st Shift
Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
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Meridian is a fully integrated life sciences company that manufactures, markets and distributes a broad range of innovative diagnostic test kits, purified reagents and related products and offers biopharmaceutical enabling technologies.
$1200 sign-on bonus!!!!!!!
Medical, Dental, Vision and Vacation from Day 1.
9 paid Holidays!
This position requires the employee to learn how to safely assemble, manufacture, and package regulated medical devices and kits in a performance driven environment under the supervision of higher-level operators / Supervisors / Managers.
Maintain a safe work environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies including the use of PPE.
Expand upon limited knowledge of departmental operations to understand the equipment and processes.
Perform manual and automated assembly/packaging of commercial diagnostic products and kits.
Read, understand, and comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.
Learn to operate and maintain automated production equipment with direct supervision of a trained operator or higher.
Complete daily documentation required for production procedures and supplemental documentation as needed.
Audit own paperwork for corrections, missing, and/or incomplete information ensuring that it is neat, accurate, and legible.
Comply with all OSHA, FDA, ISO, Quality system, Company and departmental requirements.
Learn to perform calibrations and routine process monitoring as needed.
Conduct in process sampling and/or inspections and document per procedure.
Monitor inventory for the purpose of fulfilling daily production needs.
Identify and communicate any / all abnormal components and deviating events to the Group Leader/Supervisor/Manager.
Learn to use necessary computer programs for the required job tasks.
Demonstrate willingness to work with other departments and employees as required and accept instruction from higher level positions.
Operator or higher-level employee attention is required at this level.
Other duties as required.
Must be able to demonstrate/ be competent in multiple skills in 2 departments, listed within the Job Specific responsibilities above, through cross-training over several departments as instructed by management.
High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) strongly preferred.
Prior manufacturing and/or assembly experience preferred.
Prior experience in an FDA regulated production environment preferred.
Skills, Specialized Knowledge and Abilities (but not limited to):
Learn and retain good documentation practices.
Computer literacy / skills required (e-mail and Windows).
Must have basic math skills and be able to perform step by step arithmetic calculations.
Must show initiative, have critical attention to detail, and be organized.
Develop interpersonal, organizational, written, comprehension, and oral communications skills.
Ability to maintain regular attendance and punctuality requirements.
Must be able to work overtime and weekends to support production efforts as needed.
Develop problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Requirements (Physical, Mental, Environmental Demands) (but not limited to):
Ability to walk up and down several flights of stairs throughout the workday in a multi-location facility.
Must have the ability to inspect, analyze and concentrate throughout the course of the work shift.
Must be able to concentrate and problem solve routinely throughout the course of the work shift.
Must have fine manual dexterity to ensure precise assembly of medical devices.
Must have the ability to lift up to 25-50 pounds of supplies or finished product throughout the work shift.
Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods, stoop, reach, bend, push and pull carts and hand jacks throughout the course of the work shift.
Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment (lab coat, safety glasses, hair coverings, latex or nitrile gloves)
Must be able to identify and differentiate color and color changes on diagnostic devices and device components.
Must be able to read, navigate, and operate controls systems screens and written documents throughout the course of the workday.
Must be able to detect audible and or visual alarms.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.