KIK Custom Products

QC Microbiology Lab Technician

Job Location US-IL-Danville
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/30/2018 12:04 PM)
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Responsible for performing duties that support the testing of raw materials and finished products in the microbiology laboratories.  Support includes, but not limited to sampling water systems according to established procedures, continually maintain stocks of media and supplies based on business needs, maintaining laboratory equipment in working order, and helping to keep the laboratory in a highly functional and orderly state.  The technician shall have proactive and interactive roles with internal stakeholders of lab functionality and also proactively interface with external stakeholders that affect the goals and functionality of the laboratory (departments such as Warehouse, Production and Quality Assurance). 

Essential Job Functions

  • Sample water according to established procedures in all water systems
  • Serve as an alternate to surface and air environmental microbiological testing
  • Work in conjunction with supervision and microbiologists to report faults in water systems
  • Set up water tests according to established procedure
  • Order supplies necessary for microbiology proceduresMaintain efficient systems of media and supplies procurement within the laboratory
    • Communicate with internal and external supply personnel
    • Maintain log of incoming supplies
    • Maintain internal and external media certificates of analysis
  • Initiate and perform QC testing on incoming media per procedures to maintain readiness for use
  • Maintain bacterial stocks, as needed
  • Maintain clean glassware supplies
  • Record temperatures of temperature enclosures
  • Create and assemble laboratory record books
  • Communicate with KIK internal departments to accomplish laboratory goals
  • Data entry on reports to customers as directed by supervision
  • Complete applicable cGMP SOP training according to job classification
  • Complete training, to the Read and Understand level, of Microbiology Lab Test Methods to be familiar media, reagents, and supplies required.  Be attentive to the goals of corporate personnel policies of integrity, safety, efficiency, quality, and respect for the needs of the customer


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


Two-year vocational degree required



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KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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