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Microbiology Associate 

Location Aurora - (CL)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range 20/hr  
Shift Days  
Scheduled Days Tu-Sa  

Scheduled Hours 3P-Close 


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Microbiology Laboratory Associate conducts microbiology testing on raw materials, in process materials and finished products.
• Aseptically performs microbiology sampling, plating, and testing of samples daily.
• Conducts microbiological qualitative or quantitative analyses by meticulously following all SOP’s and laboratory methods.
• Daily, check and record temperature of all refrigerators, freezers, and water baths in the Microbiology department.
• Daily, verify and record calibration of the top load balance used to weigh samples.
• Maintain proper record keeping for media preparation, the autoclaves, pH.
• Demonstrates proficiency in all microbiological tests that are assigned to a Laboratory Associate. This includes submitting accurate and timely results based on the analysis.
• Stay up-to-date on new regulations and current events regarding food science.
• Identifies and communicates results that require further discussion with Department Manager/Supervisor.
• Assists in maintaining quality system records to comply with all accrediting agencies.
• Perform regular maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments by inspecting, calibrating, cleaning, or sterilizing.
• Learns new techniques and technologies as appropriate.
• Participates in special projects as assigned by the Department Manager/Supervisor.
• Provides technical support or assistance within the Microbiology Department and works effectively with other departments.
• Maintains a clean and sterilized laboratory environment.
• Other duties as required.
• In a timely manner performs microbiology testing while maintaining a high-level quality of service.
• Performs preliminary sample preparation.
• Perform, monitor, and report analytical testing in areas of the Microbiology Department.
• Accurately reports results based on the analysis.
• Actively participates in Quality Control testing on proficiency and any other check samples deemed appropriate by the Microbiology Department Manager.

• Accuracy
• Orientation to detail
• Initiative
• Team Player
• Dependability
• Productivity
Job descriptions are not intended to be, and should not be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all the duties and responsibilities performed by job incumbents.

Position Requirements

• BS degree, preferably in Biology/Microbiology or related sciences; current employees without the required degree have been grandfathered based on their years of experience already in the position.
• Good conceptual basis in biology with proven ability to perform basic microbiology techniques.
• 2 years laboratory experience.
• Critical thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. • Excellent organizational skills - ability to use your time, energy, resources, etc. in an effective manner.
• Strong relevant qualitative and quantitative skills.
• Time management – one’s own time and the time of others.
• Training – teaching and guiding others how to complete a process from beginning to end.
• Good communication skills – speaking, reading, writing and listening.
• Basic computer skills with some LIMs experience.
• Manual dexterity.
• Ability to distinguish colors.
• Ability to stand for prolonged periods.

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.  

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