The Microbiology Technician I (1st shift 5:00a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) will perform all environmental monitoring tests required to monitor the controlled areas and support manufacturing operations under the supervision and guidance of Microbiology Laboratory management.


  • Must be able to demonstrate and apply good aseptic technique and clean room behavior.
  • Must be able to demonstrate and apply good gowning technique during certification, re-certification, and routine monitoring.
  • Must be able to understand the operation and application of all monitoring devices that are automated or manually operated in the department.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to monitor all environmental parameters, such as viable and non-viable sampling, personnel sampling, and utilities following laboratory and company guidelines.
  • Perform required sampling utilizing contact plates, settling plates, RCS strips, and particle counters.
  • Perform environmental monitoring testing and utility sampling and testing on scheduled days.
  • Perform required data analysis, compiles data and prepares results for review.
  • Perform Gram staining and differentiation of isolates.
  • Prepare microbiological media for use in laboratory.
  • Operate autoclave for routine sterilization of laboratory supplies and media
  • Perform growth promotion and negative control testing on media.
  • Perform sampling of raw materials.
  • Wash glassware and supplies used in laboratory.
  • Documents routine procedures following laboratory and company guidelines (SOPs).
  • Assist with studies and/or protocols under supervision of the Microbiology Lab Supervisor or Microbiologists.
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies
  • 1st shift 5:00a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Cleanroom related experience and/or training required; or equivalent combination of education and experiences.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Must be able to pass aseptic gowning qualification.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with co-workers as well as management.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with various management levels and groups.
  • Proficient with computers and using computer systems (hardware and software) to process information.
  • Knowledge of basic cGMP and good documentation practices.
  • 3rd shift 10 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
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    Associated topics: bioengineering, bioinformatics, biology, biotechnology, genome, immunobioengineering, metabolism, microbiology, stem cell, toxicologist

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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