Meridian Bioscience

Assembler - 1st Shift

Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati
Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
Finished Goods
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About Meridian

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.

Job Summary

$1200 sign-on bonus!!!!!!!


Medical, Dental, Vision and Vacation from Day 1. 

PTO Days!

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.  

Key Duties

  • 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.


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