Position: Biologics Lab Technician

Reports To: BTC Manager

Position Duties:

  • Produces biologics and performs safety tests (QA/QC) of all productions processes.
  • Examines blood plate cultures and identifies pathogens by serology and/or further culturing.
  • Maintains quality assurance records, accurate sample logs and files of laboratory procedures and results.
  • Prepares agar and broth media for microbiological diagnostic activities.
  • Maintains cleanliness of all biologics production and storage areas including and not limited to; incubators, coolers and freeze driers. Cleans and disinfects rooms after processes are completed.
  • Cleans glassware and prepares it for autoclaving.
  • Maintains the working order of the autoclaves informs manager of any needed repairs.
  • Prepares and distributes pharmaceuticals and vitamin supplements.
  • Enters incoming samples into the computer log.
  • Completes salmonella testing on incoming samples: Starting samples, transferring samples and plating samples. Reads, records, and reports results of incoming samples.
  • Prepares outgoing supplies for farms and hatcheries.
  • Testing of carcass rinse from plant.
  • Does gram staining.
  • Tests all Serenade Foods samples for: Listeria and further testing of Listeria isolates, and Salmonella.
  • Cleans work areas including floors in the lab.
  • Maintains Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma, with a vet technical degree desirable. Degree in biology, microbiology or animal science preferred. Alternatively; college level course work pertaining to biology with exposure to laboratory setting or bench work experience acquired while working in a scientific laboratory, veterinary hospital and/or hospital laboratory environment is helpful.
  • The position requires the acquiring standard laboratory bench skills such as; utilizing aseptic and sterilization techniques, pipetting and working with microbial broths and agars.
  • Mechanical aptitude is helpful
  • May be required to work weekends and respond to emergency calls.
  • Computer knowledge
  • EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled