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Microbiology Technician

Posted: 07/10/2024

The Microbiology Lab Technician is responsible for conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis of pharmaceutical products, cosmetic products, and ingredients according to the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and standard operating procedures.  This position will provide support to the Quality Control Laboratory (QC), Quality Assurance (QA), Research and Development (R&D), and Production (manufacturing and packaging) departments; all working as part of a team.

  • Perform bio-burden testing on, but not limited to:
    • Purified Water
    • Ingredient
    • Finished Product
    • Environmental Samples
  • Assist in validation activities.
  • Assist with monitoring of the purified water system.
  • Documents work in a clear and organized manner.
    • Accountable for the accuracy and validity of testing results.
    • Reports results.
  • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory workstation.
  • Monitor laboratory and immediately corrects housekeeping deficiencies.
  • Maintain all media, lab equipment, and supplies required for routine lab operations.
  • Follows safety rules and regulations.
    • Must be able to handle chemicals and microorganisms safely.
  • Be self-motivated with ability to work independently with a strong sense of good judgement.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with multiple departments.
  • Exposure to cGMP is preferred.
  • High degree of accuracy.
  • Good working computer skills; knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Good working pipetting skills.
  • This position requires no supervisory responsibility.
  • The primary workstation is located in the Microbiology Laboratory or on occasion the production floor. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.
  • While performing this job, it is necessary for the employee to have good manual dexterity and hand and eye coordination.
  • This job requires that an employee must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time, bend over, reach arm’s length, kneel, crouch at various times, and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must also have the ability to clearly see and focus on objects and color at close and far distances with good depth perception.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Monday-Friday – 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Capability to work extended hours if necessary.
  • No travel required for this position.
  • Bachelors Degree in Microbiology, Biology, or closely related field.
  • 0 to 3 years lab experience with microbiology or related field.
  • Mathematical skills- Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Language skills- Must have the ability to read and speak English fluently, interpret documents such as directions, instructions, safety rules, and procedure manuals in the English language. Must be able to record written information accurately.
  • Reasoning ability- Must have the ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PSI does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S.  We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship at this time.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

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