Microbiology Lab Tech (Food) - Hiring Immediately For Multiple Shifts

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Microbiology Lab Technician (Food)

Allentown, PA

Contract-to-Hire Opportunity

Kelly Science & Clinical is seeking several motivated, hardworking individuals to join our client's team as Microbiology Lab Technicians. These are contract-to-hire opportunities for a well-respected global company specializing in food testing and quality services for major brands worldwide. There are several positions available at various shifts, with both full-time and part-time opportunities available!

Shift: must work at least 1 weekend day (Saturday or Sunday)

Start times: Can start anytime between 12PM-2PM, 8-10-hour shift following

Pay: $18/hour

Overview: In these roles you will serve as a Microbiology Lab Technician in a lab setting where you will be responsible for product testing, utility testing and environmental monitoring.
  • 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
  • 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

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Prior experience in a lab setting / basic lab skills helpful, prior experience in food testing & quality highly preferred
  • Basic Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) helpful
  • Basic Knowledge of general Microbiology techniques such as gram staining, aseptic technique, and plate streaking techniques helpful
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Why Kelly®?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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