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Sr. Microbiology Lab Technician 

Location San Antonio - Corporate  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $19 - 20/hr  
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. 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.
  • Provide guidance and training for Micro Technicians and set an appropriate example
  • Independently pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements
  • Maintain laboratory conditions to include equipment, supplies, quality assurance programs, and accurate records throughout all procedures
  • Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
  • Conduct responsibilities outlined in the Login Technician job description
  • Perform other quality functions, as assigned
  • Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation in the Food Safety Net Services Team
  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
  • Responsible for the completion of required training
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • May take the lead role with one or more employees in the department
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with organization's policies, and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities may include training, directing work activities and monitoring performance
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Associate degree in Life Science or two years of laboratory experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of laboratory experience
  • Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures
  • Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
  • Experience with GLP , OSHA guidelines, FDA, BAM, APHA, and Compendium methods and procedure
  • BS degree in Life Science or related field preferred
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to travel is preferred

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • 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
  • Color 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 accepting applications.

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