Assoc Microbiologist-Sterilization

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Integrated Resources, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Jul 11, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Assoc Microbiologist-Sterilization in Minneapolis, MN at Integrated Resources, Inc

Job Description Top 3 skills required: Aseptic technique, attention to detail, and organization

We need someone local, the roles will be fully onsite at Fridley, MN. No remote work.

MOLS Associate Microbiologist, Contingent, 2021

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Associate Microbiologist position is an entry level, laboratory-based position whose major purpose is to support the *** Operations Laboratory Services (MOLS) Microbiology Laboratory. To prepare media that is needed for testing, to keep the laboratory stocked with supplies, to keep all dishware cleaned in a timely fashion and to sterilize all instrumentation used in laboratory. The Associate Microbiologist will also conduct various testing such as direct product testing and environmental monitoring. The MOLS Microbiology Laboratory, located in Fridley, Minnesota directly supports manufacturing locations worldwide. The Associate Microbiologist works both as an individual and as part of a team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and become qualified to perform laboratory tasks through on the job training from team leader. 2. To prepare various types of media for laboratory usage. 3. Once certified, test products and waters for endotoxin levels, TOC levels and microbial growth, perform biological indicator testing, environmental monitoring; which includes compressed air testing, bioburden testing, microbial identification for positive test results, and sterility testing. 4. Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual testing 5. Document gauge readings and environmental trend reviews for manufacturing areas and testing rooms within the laboratory. 6. Collect water samples from manufacturing areas. 7. Perform washroom duties, which entail emptying the contents of glassware, blenders, etc. of contents and to wash them via laboratory dishwasher. 8. Daily maintenance of laboratory organization and cleaning in the wash room, stock room, and other laboratory areas. 9. Assist with inventory of depyrogenated supplies by wrapping instruments and other items associated to bacterial endotoxin testing. 10. Utilize the depyrogenating oven, autoclaves, and other equipment in the laboratory for the sterilization of instruments, glassware, gowns, and microbiological trash. 11. Perform regular cleaning and maintenance of the laboratory incubators. 12. Monitor, drain, and clean laboratory water baths. 13. Catalog and dispose of scrap product and testing samples. 14. Provide assistance to the other Microbiologists as needed.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC/NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education: Minimum 4 year University/College Degree Experience: Minimum 2 years of previous wet lab work experience required. Skills/Qualifications: Proficiency with aseptic technique and pipetting. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required. Skills/Competencies: Listening, Demonstrated Communication Skills (both written and verbal), Organization, Time Management, Planning Skills, Reliable and Responsible, Capable of Independently Working.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/Product: The Associate Microbiologist position reports directly to the Microbiology Supervisor. The Associate Microbiologist will have frequent contact with Microbiologists, Test Coordinators, and Supervisors within the MOLS Microbiology Laboratory. The work performed by the Associate Microbiologist will directly affect both corporate, divisional, and plant functions in a work-related capacity.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The Associate Microbiologist position will be exposed to the following work environments: office and controlled environmental laboratory/manufacturing conditions, some warehouse environment, exposure to sterilized product, moderate lifting, and working with microorganisms. The Associate Microbiologist position is a highly active position with frequent standing, walking, kneeling, crouching, balancing, and occasional climbing. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling use of laboratory equipment. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as telephone and e-mail. Moderate physical effort required by handling objects up to 20 pounds frequently. Occasional: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time. Frequent: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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