Microbiology Lab Technician

Employer
Certified Laboratories
Location
Aurora, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 19, 2021
Closes
Jul 28, 2021
Ref
2317304810
Discipline
Biology, Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Job Description
Certified Laboratories has a new challenging and rewarding opportunity for a self-motivated Microbiology Laboratory Technician who is committed to achieving the highest level of food safety and quality through efficient and accurate food microbiology preparation and analysis. This key role will work with a group of analysts and technicians to ensure quality data, timely results, and compliance to ISO 17025 and FDA standards. Ideal candidate will be capable of working a flexible schedule with start times varying between 9am and noon.

POSITION OBJECTIVES
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS degree, preferably in Biology/Microbiology or related sciences.
  • Good conceptual basis in biology with proven ability to perform basic microbiology techniques.
  • 2 years laboratory experience preferred.
  • 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.

We value our employees as they are the key to our success. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by a competitive salary with an extensive benefits package. We work to maintain a progressive and collaborative work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

Certified Laboratories, Inc. is a nationally recognized laboratory. We are one of the largest, private, independent laboratories in the nation and are located in New York, Illinois, and California. Each of our laboratories has its own area of expertise and is acknowledged as a leader in the field of food safety and analysis.

Certified Laboratories values diversity in its workforce. The company is firmly committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and will administer its policies in a manner that treats each employee and applicant for employment on the basis of merit. Certified Laboratories will take affirmative action to seek out qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status .
Company DescriptionCertified Group is one of the largest independent laboratories, comprised of four nationally recognized laboratories. Located in New York, Illinois, Texas, Southern and Northern California, each of these laboratories has developed its own area of expertise and is an acknowledged leader in the field of food safety and analysis.

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