Microbiology Lab Technician

Employer
Actalent
Location
Turlock, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 21, 2021
Closes
Aug 06, 2021
Ref
2332544608
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Sr. Quality Micro Technician for a great company in Turlock, CA!
Description:
Summary/objective
The Sr. Quality Micro Technician is responsible for performing the activities that ensure compliance with food safety and quality standards.
Essential functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Competencies
Ability to recognize and report non-compliance situations with GMP and HACCP protocols.
This person will have the ability to articulate and record those findings in a clear and concise manner.
• Communicate any quality, food safety, or documentation issues to management so corrective and preventative action are implemented with proper disposition.
• Read, perform and record/document micro analysis utilizing SupHerb Farms testing procedures (APC, Coliform, E. coli, Staph, Yeast and Mold) within LIMS System.
• Collect and maintain samples for outside laboratory testing.
• Maintain records of analysis performed both in-house and by outside laboratories as needed.
• Prepare samples to view for daily production review meeting.
• File daily paperwork appropriately.• Prepare samples for pesticide testing and organize and maintain appropriate records.
• Maintain inventory levels of required micro supplies (including ordering of laboratory supplies).
• Maintain cleanliness of self and microbiology lab to ensure integrity of testing results.
• Preparation of Agar as needed.
• Perform and pass quarterly micro proficiency audits from McCormick.
• Responsible for calibration of laboratory and testing equipment (ex. Pipettes, thermometers, etc.)
• Maintains proper filing of all documentation and paperwork.
• Understand COA and sampling protocol, including lab analysis, and corresponding documentation.
• Provide support for Food Safety and Quality Manager as needed or requested.
• Assist lab functions as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
Work environment
• The work environments described are representative of those an employee will typically
encounter while performing the functions of the job, standing, walking, climbing stairs,
cold environments, sitting and data entry. While performing the functions of this job, the
employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, work in high,
precarious places, extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate.
Qualifications:
- Bachelors in Chemistry, biochemistry, biology, sciences preferred
- Associates degree in science preferred
- Or 12 to 18 months related experience and/or training.
- HACCP Certification Preferred
Experience Level:
Expert Level
About Actalent:
Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
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.