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Rapid Micro Biosystems Machine Operator, Second Shift in Lowell, Massachusetts

The Machine Operator is a critical manufacturing role that ensures the safe and efficient operation of the automation line inside a cleanroom environment.


  • Completing set-up and teardown operation on complex automation equipment that includes robotics, conveyors and liquid lines as per established procedures

  • Routine maintenance, minor repairs and troubleshooting

  • Works safely according to company and OSHA guidelines.

  • Utilize HMI to make machine adjustments.

  • Monitor and react to multiple simultaneous machine sub-operations

  • Supporting new equipment installation and validation

  • Documentation of production runs

  • Assistance with development/construction/debug of new equipment

  • Other tasks as necessary to keep our equipment operating as efficiently as possible


  • Once trained, performs cleanroom testing of automation equipment and enforces a sterile environment

  • Work collaboratively with Engineering to investigate failures.

  • Active member of continuous improvement efforts.


  • Education: Associates degree, vocational tech training or relevant work experience (3+ years)

  • Knowledge/Experience (Nice to have):

  • Cleanroom experience (ISO 8).

  • Knowledge of robotic systems

  • Working knowledge of EH&S, cGMP, and ISO guidelines.

  • Familiarity with FDA regulations a plus.

  • Proven skills (must have):

  • Technical background either through schooling or work experience in manufacturing, robotics, or related field

  • +1 years of relative work experience on an automation line

  • Self-starter with the ability to accomplish tasks without supervision

  • Must work well with others across many disciplines

  • Ability to prioritize workload proactively and expeditiously

  • Highly motivated

  • Good problem-solving skills.

  • Good mechanical aptitude and skills.


  • Ability to shift work schedule for periods as needed. Possibly working 4 day/10 hour schedule).

  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing for prolong periods of time

  • Adjusting, moving or lifting objects up to 50 pounds

  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers

  • Operating machinery and/or power tools

  • Appropriate gowning procedures will be required (hairnet, safety glasses, cleanroom apparel/lab coats, gloves)

  • Occasional environmental odors may be present

  • May be required to work extended hours and weekends on occasion

SPECIAL NOTICE: How do we protect our employees from COVID-19?

Our Lowell facility is fully CDC compliant and as well we follow the State of Massachusetts and local guidelines. At Rapid Micro Biosystems employee health & safety is our top priority. We have implemented and maintain precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our facility. We provide masks, appropriate PPE gear, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering the facility, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care that all frequently touched surface areas are sanitized throughout the day, as well our facility is fully cleaned daily.


Rapid Micro Biosystems creates, sells, validates, and services innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal care products.

The company?s Growth Directthe first and only growth-based system to automate rapid compendial QC Micro testing?ensures data integrity, compliance, and operational efficiencies driven by rapid methods and automation.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is dedicated to providing groundbreaking technology and products to support companies in their journey to achieve greater reliability, efficiency, and better predictability, ultimately providing higher quality products for improved patient outcomes.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, with operations in Lowell and Freising, Germany.

Equal Opportunity:

Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

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