Microbiology Lab Technician
Prepare samples for analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals. The role is responsible for the application of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies used in analytical testing.
Prepare samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries
Apply aseptic techniques in daily workload
Maintain media and reagents as needed for daily microbiological testing
Inventory and report expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements
Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, and trash disposal
Perform quality control monitoring by taking incubator temperatures, inoculating control organisms, running media controls, etc.
Independently pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements
Maintain laboratory condition, to include equipment, supplies, quality assurance programs, and accurate records throughout all procedures
Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
Share information in an open, and timely manner
Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation in the Food Safety Net Services Team
Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
Responsible for the completion of required training
High School diploma or GED
Associate degree in Life Science or two years of laboratory experience, preferred
Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
BS degree in Life Science or related field preferred
Ability to travel is preferred
Or equivalent combination of education and experience
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. FSNS complies with its reasonable accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and to handle other communications/computer components
Potential exposure to odors, fumes, airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, and microbiological pathogens
Noise level varies from quiet to loud
Temperature varies from hot to cold
Interactive and fast-paced team oriented tasks
Overnight Travel is required at the discretion of management
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Color vision and depth perception
Key Words: Microbiology, Food Safety, Food Science, Micro-Technician, Lab-Tech, Laboratory Technician, Biology, Animal Science, Nutrition, Bacteria, Pathogen
About the Organization
Our company offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in the food safety industry. We welcome individuals who are looking for a dynamic organization that prides itself in its unequivocal excellence in service to its customers and employees.
Our People: We are committed to creating long-term value for our people, supporting their success and satisfaction as our internal customers and team members.
Diversity: We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including (but not limited to) Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Benefits: Our company offers an attractive wage and benefit package. Our competitive salary, combined with our insurance and benefits, make us the "logical career choice".
* Progressive 401k Retirement Savings Plan
* Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
* Group Medical
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* Paid Holidays and Time Off
* Many positions which qualify for the company bonus program
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Food Safety Net Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.