Microbiology Lab Technician II

Employer
Aerotek
Location
Aurora, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 08, 2021
Closes
May 22, 2021
Ref
2170376383
Discipline
Biology, Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Description:
Aseptically performs microbiology sampling, plating, and testing of samples daily.
Conducts microbiological qualitative or quantitative analyses by meticulously following all SOP's and laboratory methods.
Daily, check and record temperature of all refrigerators, freezers, and water baths in the Microbiology department.
Daily, verify and record calibration of the top load balance used to weigh samples.
Maintain proper record keeping for media preparation, the autoclaves, pH.
Demonstrates proficiency in all microbiological tests that are assigned to a Laboratory Associate. This includes submitting accurate and timely results based on the analysis.
Stay up-to-date on new regulations and current events regarding food science.
Identifies and communicates results that require further discussion with Department Manager/Supervisor.
Assists in maintaining quality system records to comply with all accrediting agencies.
Perform regular maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments by inspecting, calibrating, cleaning, or sterilizing.
Learns new techniques and technologies as appropriate.
Participates in special projects as assigned by the Department Manager/Supervisor.
Provides technical support or assistance within the Microbiology Department and works effectively with other departments.
Maintains a clean and sterilized laboratory environment
In a timely manner performs microbiology testing while maintaining a high-level quality of service.
• Performs preliminary sample preparation.
• Perform, monitor, and report analytical testing in areas of the Microbiology Department.
• Accurately reports results based on the analysis.
• Actively participates in Quality Control testing on proficiency and any other check samples deemed appropriate by the Microbiology Department Manager.
Skills:
media, pcr, VIDAS, plate reading, Microbiology, Biology, Laboratory, Chemistry, Aseptic technique, Wet chemistry, Titration, Ph testing
Top Skills Details:
BS in Biology, Microbiology or related science degree
Previous lab experience, must have at least 1 year of related experience.
Must have experience with at least 1 of the following: PCR, VIDAS, plate reading, or confirmations for Salmonella and Listeria. (they do not need to have all of that experience, but they need to have at least one of those areas).
Ability to stand in the lab for extended periods of time.
Team oriented, team player
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelors degree required - biology, microbiology, or related science degree
1 year of related experience with PCR, VIDAS, plate reading or confirmations for Salmonella and Listeria
willing to clean lab area and wash glassware
team player- all work together to finish the testing every day
BS degree, preferably in Biology/Microbiology or related sciences.
• Good conceptual basis in biology with proven ability to perform basic microbiology techniques.
•1 year laboratory experience.
• Critical thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. • Excellent organizational skills - ability to use your time, energy, resources, etc. in an effective manner.
• Strong relevant qualitative and quantitative skills.
• Time management - one's own time and the time of others.
• Training - teaching and guiding others how to complete a process from beginning to end.
• Good communication skills - speaking, reading, writing and listening.
• Basic computer skills with some LIMs experience.
• Manual dexterity.
• Ability to distinguish colors.
• Ability to stand for prolonged periods.
Experience Level:
Intermediate Level
About Aerotek:
We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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