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Pathogen Lab Technician (2nd shift) Job in Columbus, Ohio US

Job Summary

Food Safety Net Services Ohio LLC
Columbus, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
1+ to 2 Years
Job Reference Code

Pathogen Lab Technician (2nd shift)

About the Job


Perform analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals. The position performs the application and evaluation of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies.


Accurately perform and read test results and notify Laboratory Management of deviations
Prepare and analyze samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries
Apply aseptic/microbiological techniques in daily workload
Report inventory and expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements
Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, trash disposal, and equipment quality control
Assist in quality duties to by taking incubator temperatures, inoculating control organisms, running media controls, etc.
Pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements
Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
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


This position has no supervisory responsibilities


Associate degree in Life Science or related field with two or more years of laboratory experience, preferred
Two or more years of experience in a commercial food-testing or analytical laboratory
Or equivalent combination of education and experience
Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures
Familiarity with GLP, OSHA guidelines, FDA, BAM, APHA, ISO, and USP methods and procedures
Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
Ability to travel when necessary


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

Food Safety Net Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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