This position will actively perform all testing needs for both routine and non-routine microbiological testing. Samples will be comprised of food and environmental matrixes. Testing being performed will require both qualitative and quantitative result interpretation. NOTE: We have multiple positions and multiple shifts available.Shifts: Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday-Thursday, 2:00pm-10:30pm
Utilize PCR and ELISA instrumentation to analyze food and environmental samplesUtilize conventional microbiological analyses to analyze food and environmental samplesUtilize physiological and cultural characteristics to identify microorganismsPerform cultural confirmation for any detected pathogensFollow traceability requirements for documenting results in LIMS systemPeer review results for accuracy and suitabilityCommunicate and document inconsistencies with samples, instrumentation, or methodologiesAs needed, assist with method verification activitiesEnsure expected turnaround times are met, and communicate any potential delaysProvide training for other laboratory staffPerform document review of SOP'sFollow all written SOP's and Work Instructions guiding laboratory activitiesAssist in process improvement implementationMaintain laboratory instrumentation through maintenance
Bachelor's Degree in related field, preferably Microbiology2 years of laboratory experience involving food microbiology testingAbility to distinguish colors as required for Microbiological testingTroubleshooting skillsAbility to work as part of a teamPositive outlook with ability to adapt to changing circumstancesStrong communication skillsPunctual and Reliable in attendanceAttention to detail IND2
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