Microbiology Technician

Silliker, Inc.
Kennewick, Washington, US
Jul 10, 2021
Jul 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Microbiology Technician



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 Microbiology Technician in 5115 W Brinkley Rd Suite D, Kennewick, WA 99338 USA. Your mission will be to:

Read plates and tubes, as required, to determine the number of organisms in the sample

Record findings on worksheet for verification

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 sample for analysis by recording, weighing, and blending

Collect plates and place them in the incubator for the specified amount of time and temperature

Prepare media and broth for use in pathogen testing as required

Sterilize materials needed for analysis. Autoclave plates before discarding

Perform food poisoning, pH and other analysis tests on sample when requested by the client

Ensure that media and materials are prepared for the next testing sequence

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

Set up equipment and materials needed for analysis

Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process

Perform necessary housekeeping duties in a timely manner, keeping the work areas and equipment clean and sanitized

Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required

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


Associates degree or equivalent work experience and 1+ year relevant work; or, Bachelor's degree required. The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results. A basic knowledge of personal computers is useful to accurately enter testing data and results. A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment. Planning skills are useful to maintain supplies of analysis materials and ensure analysis is completed within specified time.

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.


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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