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22 days old

Lab Technician

Kelly Services
New Century, KS 66031
**Location:** New Century, KS


**Payrate:** $18 hr


**Shift:** Day


**POSITION:** APPLICATION TECHNICIAN FOOD PROTECTION - ANTIMICROBIALS


**NATURE OF WORK/SCOPE OF POSITION**


This position will be located at the Nutrition & Bioscience facility in New Century, KS and will be supporting the Food Protection business. The contractor will be responsible for carrying out microbiological and antimicrobial testing in a state of the art microbiology lab. This includes microbiological media production, micro plating, Gram staining, shelf-life evaluations, spoilage challenge studies, organism identifications, and other micro related tasks as assigned under general supervision.


**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES**


The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:


+ Work closely with scientists and project leaders to lay out well thought out a SOW (Scope of Work) to ensure the best possible chance of success with all projects.

+ Coordinate with supervisor and/or Scientists to carry out projects and prepare accurate/detailed reports.

+ Manage all microbiological testing as assigned. This includes receiving and logging-in product samples, running subsequent microbial tests, and recording/reporting data.

+ Setting up and running shelf-life and challenge study tests, plating customer samples, counting plates, Gram staining, and more.

+ Calibrate and maintain equipment as required.

+ Keep laboratory notebook accurate and up to date.

+ Ensure adherence to all management systems including, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and Food Safety, with an understanding of the companys Nutrition & Biosciences quality and environmental policies and procedures.


**KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED**


To successfully perform the requirements of this position, the incumbent must have a degree in microbiology, biology, food science, or a closely related field and have some experience working in micro lab. An interest in food science and/or and understanding is also a plus, but not required. This individual will need to be able to adapt to an ever-evolving project environment and be able to prioritize their work accordingly.


We are looking for someone who can learn quickly and can be trusted to carry out all job duties with minimal oversight. This is a highly collaborative environment, so this individual will need to have excellent communication skills and enjoy working both independently as well as in a group setting.


**WORKING CONDITIONS**


This position operates in a laboratory/pilot plant environment. This position may require heavy lifting up to 40 lbs and working with hazardous materials.


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2022-06-10 Expires: 2022-07-11

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