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Actalent Lab Technician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


A local company is in need of a Lab Technician. Candidates will be responsible for:

-Preparation of pure culture yeast for use in fermentations. Preparing and making media and plating sample

-Microbiological analysis of samples and food Pathogen testing such as Salmonella and Listeria.

-Conducts chemical, physical, and microbiological analysis of raw materials and yeast, both in-process and finished product.

-Use a Risograph to conduct activity tests on various types of dough using different types of yeast.

-Maintains equipment and general work area including the following: cleaning and calibration of equipment, keeping records of maintenance performed, ensuring equipment is working properly, keeping work area clean and orderly.

-Calculate and record results in the appropriate locations in a timely manner.

-Ensure the processing area is stocked with needed solutions prepared by the lab.

-Performs tests accurately and consistently, following procedures.

-Prepares media needed to perform microbiological testing.

-Completes monthly food contact swabs in the plant.

-Cross check of production department’s CIP solutions.

-Completion of bi-annual proficiency tests.


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Additional Skills & Qualifications:

-Bachelors degree preferred. Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, Biochemistry or related field would be the best degrees. Microbiology background is ideal.

-2 years of lab experience would be a plus

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.