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JOB TITLE: Microbiologist 1 ĖUSA


KEY FUNCTIONS: Laboratory Analysis

SUPERVISOR: Micro Section Leader, Lab Supervisor



1. Bachelors of Science in Microbiology, Biology or related science. 2 years of successful

analytical laboratory experience, preferred.

2. Proficient in math, general laboratory techniques and computer skills. Understand

Statistics, accurate data entry and legible handwriting. Good listening and English

communication skills.

3. Proficient and knowledgeable in classical and current microbial techniques.

4. Perform QA/QC for microbiology section. Review and assist with updates of manual

and method updates.

5. Perform microbial analysis meeting priorities of holding time, capacity, capability and

quality control. Maintenance of analytical instruments. Able to self assign and meet

lab all assignments appropriate to the section.

6. Ability to handle tight deadlines and maintain composure under stress. Participate and

contribute to the team atmosphere.

7. .Able to knowledgeably and safely handle hazardous chemicals.

8. Maintain current Washington State Drivers license and vehicle insurability.

9. Able to lift 25# safely.



1. Complete all Quality Assurance and Good Lab Practice Training before initiation of

analysis. Familiar with APHA Standard Methods and able to learn/perform laboratory


2. Follow Laboratory selected methods and Laboratory SOPís to perform assigned analysis

in the areas of microbiology. Meet criteria for accurate and precise data in an

organized, legible and consistent manner.

3. Meet quality control criteria as established by ISO 10725 and lab management.

4. Meet ethical requirements as established by ISO 17025 and lab management.

5. Apply root cause and corrective action concepts when resolving problems with analysis

or customer complaints.

6. .Rotate with staff to cover weekend work, as required

7. Late night or weekend rotation (pre-scheduled) when necessary. Pick up and deliver

samples as needed.



8. Wash and sterilize glassware used in microbial testing. Prepare food, water, biosolids

samples for analysis. Prepare media and supplies for analysis.

9. Other duties as assigned.

ADA essential: Requirements: 7-9. Responsibilities: 1-8. Microbiologist 1- I


Contact Laura Laurent Mrachek ( to apply




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