Manufacturing Engineer IV (Consumables)

Engineering Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position Summary:

This engineer works on a cross-functional Manufacturing Engineering team to support all aspects of the consumable manufacturing process. Partners with internal team members and vendors to optimize product performance.  Performs troubleshooting and routine maintenance of complex manual and automated manufacturing processes.  Leverages experience and skillset to implement best practices with the realm of consumable medical device manufacturing by identifying root causes and recommending solutions. Contributes to the resolution of complex manufacturing engineering problems.



  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
  • Supports all aspects of consumable product manufacturing process.
  • Works with vendors to optimize product performance and recommend new technologies.
  • Mentors, directs, and oversees junior engineers.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reporting of data to determine performance of the product.
  • Builds relationships both internally and externally as a member of a cross-functional team.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of manufacturing equipment.
  • Assisting with NCR investigations, write-ups, and product dispositions.
  • Implements best practices and corrective actions.
  • Identifying previously unknown process variables and implementing best practices.
  • Performs FMEA to identify root causes of problems and present possible solutions.
  • Contributes to solving complex manufacturing engineering problems.
  • Makes design and technical decisions subject to review by Manufacturing Engineering Manager.
  • Generates variety of technical documentation including WIDs, technical reviews, studies, and executive summaries.
  • Performs primary duties in a clean room environment.
  • Develops and executes validation of new equipment and processes consistent with FDA standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Supplemental Data:

  • Travel:some travel required.
  • Team: usually works on a team with several technicians, engineers and a project manager.


Training and Education:

Required: Bachelors in Engineering or related field

Preferred: Masters or higher in Engineering or related field



10+ years of experience in Engineering or related field including performance consistent with said experience

Preferred: Previous experience leading technical teams


Skills and Qualifications:

Manufacturing Engineering Support of Manufacturing Equipment:

  • Solidworks
  • Failure investigation
  • Technical writing
  • Inspection
  • GD&T
  • Process validation
  • Familiar with FDA standards

Experience with the following is preferred:

  • Sheet metal design
  • Materials (e.g. plastics, aluminum, copper, steel, etc.)
  • Pneumatics
  • Machining (esp. CNC)
  • PLC
  • Electrical Schematics
  • Mentoring/Teaching

Experience with the following is highly preferred:

  • Microfluidics
  • Thermal characterization
  • Vacuum physics
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • SPC


Physical Requirements:

Able to safely lift 50 pounds.

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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 BioFire Diagnostics’ 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).