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Microbiology Technician

Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company
Columbus, OH
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $18 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Microbiology Technician located in Cleveland, OH
Payrate: $18.50/hour

The Technician is responsible for preparing samples, maintaining documentation, and supporting testing procedures in the laboratory. They handle tasks such as weighing, blending, and labeling samples, as well as pipetting solutions and pouring agar into plates. The technician also prepares media, maintains equipment, and ensures a clean and safe work environment. Their role requires attention to detail, time management skills, and basic knowledge of laboratory procedures and systems.


Main activities: describe the main activities and responsibilities which make the

most direct contribution towards the fulfillment of the purpose of the position

?     Prepare sample for analysis by

recording, weighing, and blending

?     Write identification onto plates

so that client and sample number can be tracked

?     Pipette sample solution into

tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed

?     Pour the agar into plates or

tubes to begin the growth process

?     Collect plates and place them in

the incubator for the specified amount of time and temperature

?     Prepare media and broth for use

in pathogen testing as required

?     Ensure that media and materials

are prepared for the next testing sequence

?     Maintain knowledge of Laboratory

Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job


?     Set up equipment and materials

needed for analysis

?     Read plates and tubes, as

required, to determine the number of organisms in the sample

?     Support corporate quality and

continuous improvement process

?     Perform necessary housekeeping

duties in a timely manner, keeping the work areas and equipment clean and


?     Must participate in cleaning

schedule and maintain retain samples as required

?     Adhere to all safety policies

?     Responsibility to support

laboratory management in the implementation maintenance, and improvement of the

management system

?     Perform other related tasks as




Profile (required

education/qualification and professional background): Associates degree or

equivalent work experience and 1+ year relevant work. The incumbent must have a

basic knowledge of science 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: Time

management skills, ability to prioritize samples and tasks in a fact paced

environment. Attention to detail. 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




(Size and characteristics of the team(s)):


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.


Note: Any pay ranges displayed are estimations.  Actual pay is determined by an applicant's experience, technical expertise, and other qualifications as listed in the job description.  All qualified applicants are welcome to apply.

Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Visit to contact us if you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation in the application process.


Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company

Columbus, OH



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