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Laboratory Technician I SA - San Antonio, TX


San Antonio, Texas


Laboratory Technician I (2 Openings)

Chemistry & Microbiology Department

Job Summary:

The function of this job is to assist in the analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals with primary functions in media and reagent preparation, autoclave, sterilization protocols, and glassware maintenance. The position entails responsibility for learning the application and evaluation of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies used in sterilization and in the preparation of media and reagents for the analytical testing of food products/environmentals. The position will work closely with the laboratory staff and has the authority to provide assistance in the daily maintenance of media, reagents, and glassware as well as learning the skills necessary to assist in daily testing as needed. Responsibilities included: prepare and set up samples for analysis; prepare and maintain bacteriological media and chemical solutions, utilizing proper labeling, handling, storage, use, and disposal of solutions, including autoclaved and hazardous waste.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Training in general laboratory practices preferred
  • One or more years experience in a commercial food-testing laboratory preferred
  • Familiarity with aseptic sampling technique, autoclaves, deionized water systems, and sterile dispensing equipment
  • Basic knowledge of concepts and practices of a testing laboratory
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

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