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Microbiology Lab Technician

Fresh Mark, Inc.
Massillon, Ohio, US
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob Description
Fresh Mark is currently seeking candidates to fill the full-time position of Microbiology Lab Technician. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting general microbiological lab work and routine microbiological testing for food and environmental samples proficiently. The candidate also will need to understand and apply the appropriate techniques and methodologies to obtain valid, accurate test results in an ISO 17025:2017 accredited laboratory.

Key Accountabilities
  • Prepare samples for analysis by receiving, recording, weighing, and mixing
  • Documenting and maintaining routine quality control and statistical process control data
  • Conducting routine quality control work on microbiological growth media and reagents
  • Maintain working knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Documenting and reporting sample information and results into LIMS.
  • Support routine maintenance and improvement of the quality management system and ISO 17025:2017 accreditation.
  • Pathogen Screening using Rapid Detection Methods (including BAX PCR/RT-PCR)
    • Participate in routine proficiency testing through AOAC
    • Equipment verification, calibration and general lab work (such as dishes, lab cleaning/sanitation, housekeeping etc.)
    • Following Good Lab Practices (GLPs) and adhering to all safety policies.

    Job Requirements
    • Associates degree or equivalent work experience, including a minimum of 1 year of applied experience working in a microbiology or chemistry lab.
    • Availability to work 6 days/week and 40-50 hrs/week.
    • Basic knowledge of the biological sciences and strong analytical skills.
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point etc.).
    • Strong time-management and planning skills, the ability to prioritize and demonstrate a strong attention to detail.
    • Must demonstrate strong communication skills, be a team player, be motivated and have a willingness to learn new skills and methods, with the ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment.
    • High comfort level with working independently and proficiently and in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work while standing for extended periods of time and the physical dexterity to work with large sample volumes.

    We invite you to be part of our exciting team and rapidly growing business.

    Fresh Mark provides an excellent work environment and comprehensive benefits including paid vacations and holidays, educational assistance and reimbursement, health care with low premiums and deductibles, vision, 401K with company match and more.

    About Fresh Mark, Inc.

    At Fresh Mark, people come first. It's not just a slogan, it is engrained in the fabric of who we are and what we work to achieve every day. The cornerstone of our culture is based on a foundation of taking care of all our employees on every level. As a team member here, you will be given the tools, leadership, and support to grow in your knowledge and career and as a leader yourself.

    Owned and made in the USA for more than 100 years, Fresh Mark's Sugardale brand takes a personal approach to making great tasting high quality meats. For a century, we've been dedicated to making the best products, the best way. Made with top quality ingredients and workmanship, Sugardale supplies bacon, ham, hot dogs, sliced lunch meats, pepperoni and salami and other specialty meat items with annual sales of more than $1 billion.

    Fresh Mark welcomes all interested people to apply for job opportunities in our company. We pride ourselves in being a diverse company and we consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any legally protected status.

    All applicants applying for positions with Fresh Mark must accept the Employment Application Consent Form to continue their candidacy. Please click HERE for instructions.

    Fresh Mark is a drug free workplace.



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