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Wells Enterprises Micro Lab Technician I in Le Mars, Iowa

Under general supervision, the Micro Lab Technician I performs microbiological and chemical analysis on finished product, raw materials, processing and environmental samples from manufacturing plants. Provides accurate laboratory testing to detect and enumerate organisms of interest by product in compliance with the ISO 17025 regulatory standards. Prepares media and reagents as required.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepares and analyzes samples according to Standard Operating Procedures, FDA-BAM procedures, and Standard methods for the Examination of Dairy Products. Performs procedures for quality control and quality assurance of all lab analyses.

  • Accurately reads, interprets, records, and report the results of laboratory tests. Reviews laboratory documentation before results are sent to appropriate departments to ensure accuracy.

  • Performs proficiency testing on unknown specimens/allergens.

  • Performs testing following good lab practices while following prescribed safety principles in general and specialty areas of the laboratory including (but not limited to) pathogen testing, bacterial confirmations, special request testing, allergen testing, quantitative analysis.

  • Prepares media in accordance with the guidelines set out by the AOAC Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, the FDA BAM Manual, and the Wells' Corporate Lab Media SOP's to meet the demands of the microbiology laboratory. Ensures that all media is properly handled, sterilized, and stored. Documents media preparation as required by the Microbiology SOP's.

  • Performs, daily, weekly or monthly calibration checks of laboratory test equipment.

  • Cleans and maintains all laboratory equipment including but not limited to pipettors, scales, metric dispensers, storage equipment, incubators and refrigerators; responsible for general upkeep of laboratory. Maintains laboratory inventories of supplies, media, and reagents.

  • Responsible for proper disposal of retained samples, and biohazardous materials.

Requisition ID : 2205424