1+ months

2nd/3rd Shift Pathogen Lab Technician

Kelly Services
Allentown, PA 18103
**Pathogen Lab Technician**

Allentown, PA

Contract-to-Hire Opportunity

2nd Shift: Sunday-Thursday, 1PM-9:30PM

3rd Shift: Tuesday-Saturday, 6PM-2:30PM

Pay: $18/hr

**We are interviewing and hiring immediately!**

Kelly Science & Clinical has an exciting entry-level laboratory opportunity with a leader in the food safety industry. This role is responsible for performing analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals. This role also 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 company 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 company team

+ Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area

+ Responsible for the completion of required training


+ Associate degree in Life Science or related field with two or more years of laboratory experience, preferred

+ Two or more years of experience in a commercial food-testing or analytical laboratory

+ Or equivalent combination of education and experience

+ Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures

+ Familiarity with GLP, OSHA guidelines, FDA, BAM, APHA, ISO, and USP methods and procedures

+ Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory

+ Ability to travel when necessary


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This team complies with its reasonable accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law.

+ 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

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-05-29

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