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Microbiology Technician (Weekend Support)

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, Inc.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Closing date
Jan 25, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Supports quality control and assurance by assisting the microbiology department with environmental monitoring, water testing, and client specific testing. 12 hour shifts (6am-6p or 6p-6am, Friday through Sunday).

  • Perform sampling of water and pure steam to support manufacturing activities.
  • Perform Environmental Monitoring of isolator and supporting areas.
  • Perform bioburden testing of water an in-process samples to detect microorganisms and to obtain information on types and levels of microbial contamination.
  • Perform Total Organic Carbon, Conductivity, Nitrates, and Endotoxin testing on water.
  • Perform sampling of compressed gas system to support manufacturing activities.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment - cleaning and calibration.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly lab maintenance and stocks supplies.
  • Receive incoming samples for testing.
  • Assist with incoming material testing and inventory.
  • Comply with applicable GMPs.
  • Maintain good practices with regards to processes and/or internal conditions leading to an aseptic environment.
  • Maintain laboratory logbooks and other forms to document proper GLP testing.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in compliance with applicable regulations, standard operating procedures, and industry practice.
  • Open to a flexible and fluid work environment.
  • Support GRAM's Core Values of Quality, Service, Collaboration, and Courage.
  • Support Agency, customer and vendor audits as needed.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.
  • Perform all other tasks, projects, and duties as assigned.
. Requirements:
  • Ability to interpret and relate Quality standards for implementation and review.
  • Ability to complete tasks with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Portrays appropriate levels of integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with management and staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Proficiency in both written and verbal communication and presentations.
  • Consistently/Frequently - see (vision), hear, ability to read and write, ability to interpret information, basic math, reading and writing in English.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, organized individual who is accustomed to working in a deadline-focused, high-pressure entrepreneurial environment.
  • Results oriented and efficient.
  • Creative and open-minded who fosters an environment in which sharing of ideas is encouraged.
  • Ability to work closely with a diverse customer base (internally and externally).
  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Must have proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of QA principles and procedures in a pharma, biopharma, and/or biotech manufacturing environment.

Qualified candidates have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology or a related field and 0-2 years' related work experience, or Associate's Degree or HS diploma/GED with a minimum of 3 years' experience. Other laboratory experience may be considered.
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