Microbiologist II

Employer
Meissner Filtration Products
Location
Santa Rosa Valley, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 30, 2021

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Overview:
SUMMARY Perform filter bacterial challenge tests, bioburden, sterility, LAL (endotoxin) tests, and read environmental monitoring test results on day shifts to support manufacturing, R and Quality departments.

Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:Utilize knowledge of asceptic techniques as required.Validate filter devices by challenging filters with bacteria and other microorganisms per ASTM F838, custom and standardized procedures. Draft reports based on standard templates.Test samples for bioburden or sterility, according to standardized procedures.Perform routine environmental monitoring of water systems and cleanrooms. Monitor and calibrate laboratory equipment. Perform endotoxin (LAL), bioburden and sterility testing on products.Maintain water systems, e.g. request filter and resin bed changes as required.Perform compatibility, bubble point and filterability studies with customer products. Draft reports based on standard templates.Maintain test records and laboratory notebooks. Assist in drafting and updating SOPs.Order supplies. Follow up on orders as required.Isolate and maintain cultures of significant bacteria, yeast or bacteriophage in prescribed or standard media, controlling factors such as moisture, aeration, temperature, and nutrition.Identify microorganisms by microscopic examination of physiological, morphological, and cultural characteristics.Adjust controls of equipment such as pumps, filters and autoclaves to obtain optimum results.Prepare growth media from powders following recipes. Measure and weigh ingredients, mix, sterilize, pour into containers, seal and affix identification labels. Wash glassware as necessary for laboratory use.

Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCEThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully function in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Bachelor's degree (BS) from four-year college or university microbiology, biology, or related subject; and two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Must have strong English Language written and verbal communication skills.Must have strong aptitude to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures.Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.Must be proficient with MS Office software including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and AdobeMust be proficient in mathematical applications such as logs, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.Each employee of the Company is an at-will employee, unless specifically notified otherwise in writing. This means that the terms and conditions of employment may be changed with or without cause. It also means an employee may terminate their employment at any time, for any reason, and the Company has the same right to terminate an employees employment at any time for any reason.Meissner Filtration Products is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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