Microbiology Laboratory Technician

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Location: Cashmere, WA


The microbiology laboratory technician performs microbiological enumeration on food samples and zone one swabs. The microbiology laboratory technicians use good laboratory practices to ensure results are accurate. The microbiology laboratory technicians also document results in compliance with company policies.

Perform duties with little to no supervision
• Process food samples to determine Colony Forming Units (CFU/g) per gram of microorganisms.
• Process zone one swabs to determine microbial contamination of food contact surfaces (CFU/ml)
• Follows good laboratory practices to ensure accurate results.
• Uses basic laboratory equipment properly i.e..
• Laboratory Balance
• pH meter
• Microscope
• Stomacher (Laboratory Blender)
• Thermometer

• Good sense of responsibility and ownership for one’s duties
• Ability to follow instructions (written and verbal)
• Basic Computer skills (Office Suit)
• Must be a team player
• General knowledge of GLP and aseptic technique.
• Ability to prioritize tasks.
• Punctuality; good attendance
• Requires weekend work; days off rotate
• Maintains good attendance record
• Must be able to work in an environment that is a constant 33-40 degrees

Education and/or Work History:
• Minimum of Bachelor of Science
• Maintains good attendance record

The Company provides a variety of benefits, the first of the month following 60 days after your hire date, including health care, dental and vision, as well as opportunity to enroll in supplemental plans. A 401K plan that includes a company match of up to 4% is also offered. Paid holidays and paid time off will begin accruing on you first day of employment.

Full-time position
Starting pay: $22-$26 / hour