Microbiologist I | 2nd Shift

Tolmar Inc
Fort Collins, Colorado, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform routine quality control/quality assurance product testing on pharmaceutical items under GMP and ISO conditions, mainly environmental monitoring, components and raw material testing.
  • Record data accurately and consistently.
  • Compute and analyze data following established test methods and work instructions.
  • Operate and maintain some test instrumentation.
  • Prepare media and solutions.
  • Maintain stock cultures of bacteria and fungi.
  • Maintain notebooks according to GMP guidelines.
  • Assist with environmental monitoring for Aseptic Manufacturing.
  • Participate in required annual hazardous waste training. Hazardous waste involvement may include, but is not limited to container and tank management and inspections, generation of hazardous waste as a part of production or sampling processes and transfer of hazardous waste between lab procedure area, satellite accumulation and storage. Respond to spills per the Chemical Spill Procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Understanding of cGMPs and GDPs
  • Experience with routine culture/molecular techniques, microbial identification procedures, endotoxin and bacterial plating instruments preferred.
    • Ability to interpret, understand and follow standard operating procedures
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of microbiology laboratory equipment
    • Knowledge of technical microbiology concepts
    • Attention to detail
    • Effective troubleshooting and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work both independently and in conjunction with a team
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office programs
    • Acceptable MVR and valid driver's license required.

Core Values
  • The Microbiologist I is expected to operate within the framework of Tolmar's Core Values:
    • Consistently operate with the highest standards of ethics and compliance.
    • Take ownership of your actions, success and setbacks.
    • Respect each other and understand that honest collaboration is at the heart of our company success.
    • Go the extra mile to make things happen.
    • Be committed to all we do and the patients we serve.
    • Embrace change with enthusiasm.
    • Strive to learn about and understand the needs of customers and patients, and take action with great speed and efficiency no matter the task.

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or closely related field.
  • 1 or more years of laboratory experience including Microbiology within a regulated industry.

Working Conditions
  • Working conditions vary; work may be performed in but is not limited to the aseptic area, mechanical areas, and laboratory.
  • Laboratory setting. Will be exposed to bio-hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and pharmaceuticals.
  • May require occasional holiday, weekend and/or evening work

Compensation and Benefits
  • Pay: $52 - $57K

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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