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Micro Lab Technician - Martinsville
Martinsville, VA
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Microbiology Technician Martinsville, VA
Monogram Foods is a privately held manufacturer and marketer of meat snacks, corn dogs, frozen appetizers, pet treats, hot dogs, sausages, precooked bacon, and gourmet foods. With the Company s Support Center in Memphis, TN, Monogram operates 8 processing plants employing over 3000 team members. A fast-growing organization, Monogram Foods was recently recognized as a great place to work by the Memphis Business Journal. Monogram Foods has also been recognized on INC Magazine s annual list of America s fastest-growing private companies for eight consecutive years.
We are currently seeking Microbiology Technician for an expanding food testing laboratory located in Martinsville VA. The laboratory provides testing services for all Monogram foods production facilities and provides a range of microbial food and foodborne pathogen testing needs. The nature of the position is to perform analytical and microbiological testing of food and environmental samples. Our ideal candidate will be familiar with the general operations of a commercial laboratory. The individual will have the ability to work collaboratively as a member of the team to achieve common goals, as well as working independently.
Reporting to the laboratory s Microbiology Manager, the candidate will work as part of the team to prepare food and environmental samples for testing, pipette samples, set up sterilizing equipment, read results, and maintain a GLP working environment.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
+ Technical knowledge of food microbiology methods and technologies.
+ Automated microbiology methodologies experience a plus
+ Self-starter
+ Experience with Microsoft office, LIMS systems a plus
+ Ability to efficiently prioritize, manage and complete multiple projects and tasks in a fast paced environment
+ Ability to conduct analysis and read, interpret, and report technical data.
+ Experience with GLP s, AOAC, USDA FSIS (ALP Program), GMP food microbiology, aseptic technique
+ Required Education and Experience:
+ Associates or Bachelor s degree in biological science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in food manufacturing
+ Prior microbiology lab experience preferred
+ Familiar with GLP, AOAC, BAM, ISO procedures
+ Ability to work independently
Specific responsibilities include:
+ Receive and log in samples into the lab
+ Perform daily GLP monitoring and required calibrations
+ Apply aseptic/microbiological techniques in daily workload
+ Prepare food samples for further analysis
+ Perform serial dilutions
+ Prepare microbiological growth media and other laboratory solutions to support testing
+ Perform testing to support production facilities in accordance with SOP s and regulations (ISO, AOAC, USP, BAM)
+ Utilize problem solving skills
+ Communicate results to laboratory management
+ Perform additional laboratory duties assigned by Micro Lab manager
We offer a competitive compensation, benefit and relocation package. Please apply online .
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