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Microbiologist I or II (Crete, IL)

Crete, Illinois, US
Closing date
Dec 12, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
2Job Title: Microbiologist I or II in Crete, IL
6 month contract to hire
Payrate: $20/hour

2nd Shift starts a round 12 or 2pm. Rotating Shift Monday - Friday one week / Tuesday - Saturday the next. Will increase from 8-9 hrs a day to 10-12 hrs a day.
The incumbent is responsible for the testing of samples using various microbiological analyses. The incumbent provides analytical support for the lab by ensuring that laboratory procedures are being performed within specified quality guidelines. This position serves as a technical resource and provides ongoing technical support related to method and process implementations. This position spends the majority of time or all of their time in diagnostics.

Main activities:
Follow appropriate methods and SOPS on all tasks. Maintain quality control records
Read, calculate, record data in Laboratory Information Management System
Perform rapid test methods
Perform confirmation tests on suspect samples to identify the strain of bacteria
Read, enter and evaluate process control samples
Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities
Support root cause analysis investigations and suggest appropriate corrective actions
Weigh appropriate amount of sample and pour correct agar to begin analysis procedures. 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 samples for analysis by recording, weighing and blending
Read, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report for the client. Correct any discrepancies that occur on the worksheet
Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process
Perform confirmation tests on suspect plates or tubes to identify the strain of bacteria
Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required
Update equipment records on forms ore in software systems as needed
Must keep up-to-date on assigned training
Adhere to all safety policies
Knowledge: The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results.

Profile (required education/qualifications and professional background): One (1)- 2 years of experience. The incumbent must have a general knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain the correct results. Basic chemistry knowledge is needed to prepare the media to the specification of the sample. A basic knowledge of food science is necessary to analyze the microbiological content of samples. Associates degree required, Bachelors preferred or equivalent work experience.

Required skills: Analytical skills are essential to complete analysis procedures and determine the concentration of the microorganism. A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System is required to process client data. Physical dexterity is required for manipulating samples. A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and practices is required to ensure a safe working environment. Interpersonal skills are required to effectively work within teams.

Work Environment: The incumbent works in a laboratory setting with proper lighting and temperature control. Occasional exposure to laboratory fumes, chemicals, and materials will occur when in the laboratory. Safety equipment of gloves, laboratory coat and eyeglasses may need to be worn depending on the testing process. The incumbent may use the autoclave daily to complete the analysis process. Continuous lifting of analysis materials weighing up to 50 pounds are necessary to transport media materials. The incumbent can expect extended time spent in a standing position. The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of colors.

Opportunity is Calling, Apply Now!
Recruiter: ( Lydia Cogan)
What's In It For You?
We welcome you to be a part of one of the largest global staffing companies to meet your career aspirations. Yoh's network of client companies has been employing professionals like you for over 65 years in the U.S., UK and Canada. Join Yoh's extensive talent community that will provide you with access to Yoh's vast network of opportunities and gain access to this exclusive opportunity available to you.
Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
401K Retirement Saving Plan
Life & Disability Insurance
Direct Deposit & weekly ePayroll
Employee Discount Programs
Referral Bonus Programs

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