Lab Tech
Allentown, PA 
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Lab Tech

Allentown
Regular

MERIEUX NUTRISCIENCES

Merieux NutriSciences is a solution provider dedicated to preventing health risks related to food and to the use of everyday products. Offering a wide range of testing and consulting services, our teams are committed to providing our clients with accurate results, delivered on time, with uncompromising ethics, honesty and personal integrity.

Our motto: "More than a successful business, we are building a healthier world".

Do you want to be a part of it?

YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE

We are looking for a Lab Tech

Purpose (Objective): The incumbent prepares sample for processing and maintains documentation of process to facilitate analysis procedures.
  • Maintain clean laboratory by discarding waste and cleaning and sanitizing countertops, walls, floors, shelves, equipment, sinks, water baths etc using cleaning solvents.

  • Maintain clean laboratory by properly storing chemicals, reagents and supplies. Maintain adequate stock of these materials.

  • Clean and decontaminate equipment, glassware, metal instruments, sinks, water baths, tables, and test panels, using solvents, water, acetone bath, and cloth or hot-air drier, brushes, and rags, etc.

  • Prepare and use cleaning solutions according to specifications.

  • Perform quality control checks such as temperature checks, balance verification or detergent residue testing as required by department leadership.

  • Assist other laboratory personnel performing testing procedures as instructed by department leadership.

  • Maintain equipment, supplies and instrumentation in working order to perform

  • necessary preventative maintenance for operating departments.

  • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.

  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.

  • Ensure a safe working environment for laboratory.

  • Participate in audits.

  • Maintain inventory, rotate supply, discard expired dry, refrigerated and frozen materials and retain as directed by department leadership.

  • Completes assigned tasks under supervision of department leadership, while working with team to accomplish department goals

  • Perform opening and closing duties as assigned department leadership.

  • Clean glassware and other containers and return to laboratory for use.

  • Perform other related duties as needed.

YOUR SKILLS

Knowledge: The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results.

Profile (required education/qualifications and professional background): High school Diploma or Equivalent required. The incumbent must have a basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results. A basic knowledge of personal computers is useful to accurately enter testing data and results. A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment. Planning skills are useful to maintain supplies of analysis materials and ensure analysis is completed within specified time.

Required skills: Analytical skills are essential to complete analysis procedures and determine the concentration of the microorganism. A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System is required to process client data. Physical dexterity is required for manipulating samples.

Work Environment: The incumbent works in a laboratory setting with proper lighting and temperature control. Occasional exposure to laboratory fumes, chemicals, and materials will occur when in the laboratory. Safety equipment of gloves, laboratory coat and eyeglasses may need to be worn depending on the testing process. The incumbent may use the autoclave daily to complete the analysis process. Continuous lifting of analysis materials weighing up to 50 pounds are necessary to transport media materials. The incumbent can expect extended time spent in a standing position. The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of colors.

No Previous Lab Experience Required!
Schedule: 5 days a week, Tuesday- Saturday or Monday- Friday
Start Time: variable (9am-11am depending on department assigned to at hiring)
End Time: Shift is completed once all samples for the day are processed
Pay- $18/hr (Concrete Starting Pay)
Overtime weekly: 6-10hrs per week, OT hours paid at time and a half

This position does not offer relocation assistance.


**Accepting candidates from all industries manufacturing, production, warehouse, food industry, food service, or retail**

WHY US

You will join a company with an inspiring mission. With us, you could learn and develop yourself in a collaborative, empowering, dynamic and challenging environment. Entrepreneurship and improving public health are part of our DNA.

Join us and contribute to a meaningful Project!

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Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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