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Food Safety Net Services Ohio LLC Microbiology Lab Technician in Columbus, Ohio

Certified Group is a leading North American provider of laboratory testing and audit and certification services. The Certified Group of companies includes Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), Certified Laboratories, EAS Consulting Group, Labstat International Inc., Advanced Botanical Consulting & Testing (ABC Testing Inc.), Microconsult Inc. and Micro Quality Labs Inc. The Certified Group provides analytical testing and regulatory guidance services in the food & beverage, dietary supplements & NHP, cosmetics, OTC, personal care, tobacco, cannabis, nicotine and hemp industries.  We are currently looking for a Microbiology Lab Technician to join our growing team! JOB SUMMARY Prepare samples for analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals. The role is responsible for the application of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies used in analytical testing. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries Apply aseptic techniques in daily workload Maintain media and reagents as needed for daily microbiological testing Inventory and report expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, and trash disposal Perform quality control monitoring by taking incubator temperatures, inoculating control organisms, running media controls, etc. Independently pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements Maintain laboratory condition, to include equipment, supplies, quality assurance programs, and accurate records throughout all procedures Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner Share information in an open, and timely manner Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation in the Food Safety Net Services Team Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area Responsible for the completion of required training MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School diploma or GED Associate degree in Life Science or two years of laboratory experience, preferred Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory BS degree in Life Science or related field preferred Ability to travel is preferred Or equivalent combination of education and experience PHYSICAL DEMANDS Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and to handle other communications/computer components Potential exposure to odors, fumes, airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, and microbiological pathogens Noise level varies from quiet to loud Temperature varies from hot to cold Interactive and fast-paced team-oriented tasks Overnight Travel is required at the discretion of management Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Color vision and depth perception Benefits: Progressive 401k Retirement Savings Plan Employer Paid Short- Term and Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance Group Medical Tuition Reimbursement Flexible Spending Accounts Dental Paid Holidays and Time Off Many positions which qualify for the company bonus program Certified Group values diversity in its workforce. The company is firmly committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and will administer its policies in a manner that treats each employee and applicant for employment on the basis of merit. Certified Group will take affirmative action to seek out qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status. 2 Shifts Available: Sunday - Wednesday, 1pm-12am Wednesday - Saturday, 1pm-12am Food Sa