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Microbiology Lab Technician

Ford Heights, Illinois, US
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Actalent is Hiring a Microbiology Lab Tech

(Chicago Heights, IL)


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


▪ 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


lab, biology, Microbiology, Quality control, Laboratory, Aseptic technique, Plating, dilutions

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

BS degree in a science related field (preferably biology related, i.e. biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biological sciences)

AS degree in biology related degree + experience

Ability to work with food allergens

exposure/experience with the following:

- sample prep

- weighing samples

- Compositing samples

- aseptic technique

- plating

- dilutions

- lab safety

- qualitative pathogen testing (more or less needs to be able to do math calculations)

- must be able to work in a extremely fast paced environment

Experience Level:

Entry Level

  • Reach out directly and apply to Sydney Brooks to be immediately in consideration for our current opportunities with your updated resume, a brief intro about you and your skills, and what method of communication works best for you (i.e., call, email, text)
  • DIRECT LINE: 317- 567-6625
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