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Microbiology Laboratory Technician

Employer
Applied Medical
Location
Rancho Santa Margarita, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Applied Medical is a new generation medical device company with a proven business model and commitment to innovation fueled by rapid business growth and expansion. Our company has been developing and manufacturing advanced surgical technologies for over 35 years and has earned a strong reputation for excellence in the healthcare field. Our unique business model, combined with our dedication to delivering the highest quality products, enables team members to contribute in a larger capacity than is possible in typical positions.

Position Description:
Join Applied Medical and be at the forefront of revolutionizing medical device manufacturing. As part of our Biological Sciences team, you will be working onsite at our global headquarters implementing laboratory testing. The Microbiology Laboratory Technician must be capable of working within a team environment, striving to meet or exceed customer expectations by committing to continuous improvement in work quality and maintaining all laboratory records following specifications.

Key Responsibilities:

Microbiology Techniques: You should have a solid understanding of microbiology and be proficient in techniques such as culturing, staining, and microscopy. Microbiological techniques which enable you to identify and characterize microorganisms.

Sterilization and Aseptic Techniques: Maintaining sterile conditions in the laboratory and practicing proper aseptic techniques to prevent contamination of samples and equipment.

Attention to Detail: Attention to detail skills ensure that you follow protocols and procedures accurately to ensure the validity of the results. You will also need to be able to identify the source of problems by reviewing your procedures and methodology, which can lead to insights for improvement or adjustments.

Report Writing and Documentation: Documenting experimental procedures, results, and conclusions in detailed laboratory reports. This may involve writing technical reports, maintaining laboratory notebooks, and adhering to regulatory documentation requirements.

Quality Control and Assurance: Ensuring the quality and accuracy of laboratory procedures by following established protocols, maintaining equipment, and adhering to safety regulations and standards.

Performance Objectives:

Within your first 30 days:

Complete all Applied Learning foundational courses with a passing grade of 95% or above, demonstrating rapid integration into company processes.

Participate in team meetings and operations, contributing valuable insights and ideas to at least three team discussions.

Start training on current testing procedures.

Within 60 days:

Exhibit a strong technical understanding of the projects.

Support team meetings and agendas.

Take on one or more projects that require low to moderate guidance.

Take ownership of low to moderately-guided projects, demonstrating leadership and initiative.

Within 90 days to one year:

Develop interpersonal connections and relationships with others to effectively accomplish project objectives and deliverables.

Lead moderate to complex projects with minimal guidance or direction.

Demonstrate a strong understanding of Applied's Quality Management System and effectively troubleshoot challenges or obstacles that may affect project timelines.

Handle a variety of projects on your own.

Position Requirements:
Work Schedule is Tuesday-Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm.

Bachelor's degree in biology/microbiology or a related field with preferred previous experience in laboratory management. 

Technical knowledge of microbiological techniques and laboratory procedures. 

Knowledge of test procedure standards and guidelines. 

Analytical, meticulous, and detail-oriented. 

Assertive, curious with passion and good communication skills.

Friendly, good attitude, customer service oriented.

Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects.

Ability to understand Laboratory test methods, SOPs, and other laboratory-related practices. 

Decision-making thought process. 

Technical writing skills.

Preferred knowledge of ISO 9001. ISO 13485, and/or ISO 17025. 

If you are excited about making a significant impact, driving innovation, and contributing to a dynamic team, we encourage you to apply and embark on an exciting journey of excellence at Applied Medical. Our unique business model empowers our team members to have a substantial impact, unlike conventional roles.

Benefits:
Competitive compensation range: $20 - $25 / hour (California).

Comprehensive benefits package.

Training and mentorship opportunities.

On-campus wellness activities.

Education reimbursement program.

401(k) program with discretionary employer match.

Generous vacation accrual and paid vacation schedule.

Please note that the compensation range may be adjusted in the future, and bonus and incentive compensation plans may apply.

Our total reward package reflects our commitment to employee growth and well-being, as we invest in your development and offer a range of benefits designed to enhance your career and life.

All compensation and benefits are subject to plan documents and written agreements.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Applied Medical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), or sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws in the locations where Applied Medical operates.

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