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Laboratory Technician - Microbiology
Ref No.: 18-15008
Location: Houston, Texas
The position will work M-F, 7am to 3:30pm until trained. Then they will work either Tuesday-Saturday with Saturday being a half day or Sunday-Thursday with Sunday being a half day. They would work 9 hour days except Saturday and Sunday, typically 7am to 4:30pm.

The purpose of this position is to ensure that Quality activities are performed according to the established procedures and conform to applicable regulatory and industry standards and codes.

This position will be responsible for:
• Performing environmental sampling of controlled environments as directed by manufacturing schedules within standard times and according to established procedures.
• Recording test data according to established procedures compliant with cGMP and FDA guidelines.
• Testing and inspecting of products at various stages of production and compiling and evaluating data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
• Set up, incubate, read and record results from microbial and environmental testing.
• Assist in the organization and housekeeping of the Quality Control Laboratories.
• Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of quality related equipment and ordering of laboratory supplies and materials.
• Other tasks as required.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BS/BA degree preferably in a natural science required. May substitute 2 years of directly applicable experience for 1 year of education.
Must also be able to work weekends and public holidays as required.
Prefer experience performing environmental monitoring.
Strong user of Microsoft applications, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Prefer experience in a GMP regulated environment.
Prefer experience in an aseptic manufacturing environment.
Be able to move/lift 50 lbs