Micro Lab Technician
Company: Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: March 16, 2019
Micro Lab Technician Description: Performs microbiological and chemical analyses on finished products, raw materials, processing and environmental samples from manufacturing plants and dairies. Provides accurate laboratory testing to detect and enumerate organisms of interest by product and Federal/State/International regulations. Prepares media and reagents as required. Prepare and analyze samples according to Standard Operating Procedures, FDA-BAM procedures and Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products. Perform procedures for quality control and quality assurance of all lab analyses. Performs testing in general and specialty areas of the laboratory including (but not limited to) pathogen testing, bacterial confirmations, special request testing, EQA, flurophos testing, Producer testing. Accurately reads, interprets, records, and report the results of laboratory tests. Reviews laboratory documentation before results are sent to appropriate departments to ensure accuracy. Prepares media in accordance with the guidelines set out by the AOAC Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, the FDA BAM Manual, and the Wells' Dairy Tech Center Media SOP's to meet the demands of the microbiology laboratory. Ensures that all media is properly handled, sterilized, and stored. Documents media preparation as required by the Microbiology SOP's and the State of Iowa Department of Agriculture. Performs, daily, weekly or monthly calibration checks of laboratory test equipment. Cleans and maintains all laboratory equipment including but not limited to pipettors, scales, metric dispensors, storage equipment, incubators and refrigerators; responsible for general upkeep of laboratory. Maintains laboratory inventories of supplies, media, and reagents. Responsible for proper disposal of retained samples, and biohazardous materials. Completes all state certification requirements and performs, analyzes and reports state testing as required. Performs proficiency testing on unknown specimens. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in the areas of Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or 2 years equivalent experience in a microbiology related setting. Lab and Computer experience helpful. . Good teamwork skills beneficial. Practices and principles of basic laboratory operations, techniques and procedures utilized in areas of microbiology and chemistry. Good eyesight and the ability to evaluate color shades and quality Safely and effectively operate lab equipment. Evaluate color shades and quality. If you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, to be considered for an interview you may email resumes email@example.com or, complete an online application at www.wellscareers.com Wells Enterprises is an EEO/AA employer M/F/Vet/DisWells Enterprises, Inc.
Keywords: Wells Enterprises, Inc., Sioux City , Micro Lab Technician, Healthcare , Sioux City, Iowa
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