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Silliker, Inc.
Kennewick, Washington, US
Jul 09, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type



Merieux NutriSciences is a solution provider dedicated to preventing health risks related to food and to the use of everyday products. Offering a wide range of testing and consulting services, our teams are committed to providing our clients with accurate results, delivered on time, with uncompromising ethics, honesty and personal integrity.

Our motto: "More than a successful business, we are building a healthier world".

Do you want to be a part of it?
We are looking for a Microbiologist in 5115 W Brinkley Rd Suite D, Kennewick, WA 99338 USA. Your mission will be to:

Follow appropriate methods and SOPS on all tasks. Maintain quality control records

Read, calculate, record data in Laboratory Information Management System

Perform rapid test methods

Perform confirmation tests on suspect samples to identify the strain of bacteria

Read, enter and evaluate process control samples

Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities

Support root cause analysis investigations and suggest appropriate corrective actions

Weigh appropriate amount of sample and pour correct agar to begin analysis procedures. Write identification onto plates so that client and sample number can be tracked

Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed. Pour the agar into plates or tubes to begin the growth process

Prepare samples for analysis by recording, weighing and blending

Read, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report for the client. Correct any discrepancies that occur on the worksheet

Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process

Perform confirmation tests on suspect plates or tubes to identify the strain of bacteria

Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required

Update equipment records on forms ore in software systems as needed

Must keep up-to-date on assigned training

Adhere to all safety policies

Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation maintenance, and improvement of the management system.

Perform other related tasks as needed


One (1) - 2 years of experience. The incumbent must have a general knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain the correct results. Basic chemistry knowledge is needed to prepare the media to the specification of the sample. A basic knowledge of food science is necessary to analyze the microbiological content of samples. Associates degree required, Bachelors preferred or equivalent work experience.

Required skills: Analytical skills are essential to complete analysis procedures and determine the concentration of the microorganism. A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information

Management System is required to process client data. Physical dexterity is required for manipulating samples. A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and practices is required to ensure a safe working environment. Interpersonal skills are required to effectively work within teams.


You will join a company with an inspiring mission. With us, you could learn and develop yourself in a collaborative, empowering, dynamic and challenging environment. Entrepreneurship and improving public health are part of our DNA.

Join us and contribute to a meaningful Project!

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Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

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