Perform analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals. The position performs the application and evaluation of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies.
Accurately perform and read test results and notify Laboratory Management of deviations
Prepare and analyze samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries
Apply aseptic/microbiological techniques in daily workload
Report inventory and expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements
Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, trash disposal, and equipment quality control
Assist in quality duties to by taking incubator temperatures, inoculating control organisms, running media controls, etc.
Pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements
Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
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
Food Safety Net Services