Machine Operator III (A&P) - Bozeman

$26.00 hourly
  • Mesa Laboratories
  • Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Apr 29, 2024
Full time Biotech Manufacturing

Job Description


Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? At Mesa Labs we’re passionate about protecting the vulnerable by enabling scientific breakthroughs, ensuring product integrity, increasing patient and worker safety, and improving quality of life around the world.

The Machine Operator III (A&P) that supports our SDC business has responsibility for daily operations of the Self-Contained Biological Indicator (SCBI) assembly equipment (Pods) for the Assembly & Packaging Department. This includes supporting management in supervision of assembly equipment, Assembly equipment personnel, communication with maintenance team, maintaining applicable documentation, supplies, and resources.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Personnel and Processes:
    • Coordinate SCBI production with Production Schedulers and management.
    • Define SCBI cycle times and machine operator productivity goals.
    • Monitor SCBI assembly processes to ensure alignment with Standard Operating Procedure’s (SOP’s) and Work Instructions (WI’s) to maintain the integrity of the Quality Management System (QMS).
    • Work with management for periodic reviews of SCBI assembly documentation and forms.
    • Supervise, evaluate, and document the training of all new machine operators.
    • Work with management to develop, define, and maintain SCBI machine operator work schedules.
    • Assist management in defining and tracking goals for SCBI machine operators.
    • Assist management by providing input for SCBI machine operator performance reviews.
    • Ensure adequate management of all necessary materials for SCBI assembly.
  • Equipment:
    • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for SCBI assembly equipment.
    • Recommend equipment improvements and adjustments to management and maintenance.
    • Define and track Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) for assembly equipment and lead improvement efforts.
    • Monitor and perform SCBI assembly equipment preventive maintenance, as necessary.
  • Model personal Lean Philosophy 5S behaviors in creating a continuously improving, clean, well-organized and self-maintaining work environment. Work closely with team members and others to motivate and improve 5S knowledge and implementation.
  • Follow a continuous improvement approach for team accountability for achieving high performance SQDCM (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, & Morale) targets through a visual work environment.
  • Comply with company ethics, code of conduct, policies, and best practices, with a commitment to safety in the workplace, valuing of diversity, and promotion of a harassment-free environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


  • High School Diploma, or equivalent, required.
  • Three years’ of machine operator experience, required.
  • One year experience leading or managing a team, preferred.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.


The company offers a comprehensive benefits package and compensation for this position.  The package includes base salary, bonus, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k/Match.

Salary for this position is $26/hr.

Mesa Labs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Mesa Labs prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.