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Microbiology Technologist (Canada) 

Location Kitchener  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $17/hr CAD  
Shift Various Shifts  
Scheduled Days Various days 

Scheduled Hours Various hours 

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Prepare samples for analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals. The role is responsible for the application of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies used in analytical testing.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries
  • Apply aseptic techniques in daily workload
  • Maintain media and reagents as needed for daily microbiological testing
  • Inventory and report expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements
  • Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, and trash disposal
  • Perform quality control monitoring by taking incubator temperatures, inoculating control organisms, running media controls, etc.
  • Independently pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with company policies/procedures and customer requirements
  • Maintain laboratory condition, to include equipment, supplies, quality assurance programs, and accurate records throughout all procedures
  • Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
  • Share information in an open, and timely manner
  • Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation in the laboratory team
  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
  • Responsible for the completion of required training
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Trade school/Associate/College degree in life science or two years of laboratory experience, preferred
  • Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
  • Bachelors or honours bachelor's degree in Life Science or related field preferred
  • Ability to travel is preferred
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Our laboratory complies with reasonable accommodation obligations under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Employment Equity Act.

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and to handle other communications/computer components
  • Potential exposure to odors, fumes, airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, and microbiological pathogens
  • Noise level varies from quiet to loud
  • Temperature varies from hot to cold
  • Interactive and fast-paced team oriented tasks
  • Overnight Travel is required at the discretion of management
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Colour vision and depth perception

Key Words: Microbiology, Food Safety, Food Science, Micro-Technician, Lab-Tech, Laboratory Technician, Biology, Animal Science, Nutrition, Bacteria, Pathogen

 
About the Organization Our company offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in the food safety industry. We welcome individuals who are looking for a dynamic organization that prides itself in its unequivocal excellence in service to its customers and employees.


Our People: We are committed to creating long-term value for our people, supporting their success and satisfaction as our internal customers and team members.


Diversity: We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including (but not limited to) Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Benefits: Our company offers an attractive wage and benefit package. Our competitive salary, combined with our insurance and benefits, make us the "logical career choice".


• Progressive 401k Retirement Savings Plan


• Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance


• Group Medical


• Tuition Reimbursement


• Flexible Spending Accounts


• Dental


• Paid Holidays and Time Off


• Many positions which qualify for the company bonus program


 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://FoodSafetyNetServices.appone.com



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