Silliker, Inc. Microbiologist I in Kennewick, Washington

Title Microbiologist I 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. Merieux NutriSciences welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Category Microbiology Description Job Overview: The incumbent is responsible for the testing of samples using various microbiological analyses. The incumbent provides analytical support for the lab by ensuring that laboratory procedures are being performed within specified quality guidelines. This position serves as a technical resource and provides ongoing technical support related to method and process implementations. This position spends the majority of time or all of their time in diagnostics. Job Responsibilities: Follow appropriate methods and SOPS on all tasks. Maintain quality control records. Read, calculate, record data in Laboratory Information Management System Perform rapid test methods Perform confirmation tests on suspect samples to identify the strain of bacteria. Read, enter and evaluate process control samples Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities. Support root cause analysis investigations and suggest appropriate corrective actions. Weigh appropriate amount of sample and pour correct agar to begin analysis procedures. Write identification onto plates so that client and sample number can be tracked. Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed. Pour the agar into plates or tubes to begin the growth process. Prepare sample for analysis by recording, weighing and blending. Read, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report for the client. Correct any discrepancies that occur on the worksheet. Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process. Perform confirmation tests on suspect plates or tubes to identify the strain of bacteria. Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required. Update equipment records on forms ore in software systems as needed. Must keep up-to-date on assigned training. Adhere to all safety policies. Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation maintenance, and improvement of the management system. Perform other related tasks as needed. Position Requirements Experience: 1-2 years of experience. The incumbent must have a general knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain the correct results. Basic chemistry knowledge is needed to prepare the media to the specification of the sample. A basic knowledge of food science is necessary to analyze the microbiological content of sample. Analytical skills are essential to complete analysis procedures and determine the concentration of the microorganism. Physical dexterity is required to manipulate samples. A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and practices is required to ensure a safe working environment. Interpersonal skills are required to effectively work within teams. Planning skills are useful to maintain supplies of analysis materials and ensure that analysis is completed within specified time period. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Position Microbiologist I Numbe