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Laboratory Technician I - Microbiology Laboratory - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Laboratory Technician I – Microbiology Laboratory – Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Laboratory Technician I – Microbiology Laboratory – Decatur, IL
This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Position Summary:

  • Perform hands on microbiological testing of samples for the Microbiology Laboratory that services 20+ internal ADM food manufacturing facilities within North America.

  • Accurately, interpret, record, and report analytical results in a timely matter.

  • Support and comply to all applicable FDA, GMP, USP, Biosafety, and OSHA requirements.

  • Follow laboratory standards and maintain compliance with ISO 17025:2017.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and handle samples, perform microbiological testing following laboratory procedures, interpret, and report results in a timely manner.

  • Prepare media, reagents, and solutions for a variety of microbiological tests (Pour Plate, Streak Plate, Molecular, and Rapid tests, etc.).

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of microbiological techniques.

  • Follow appropriate GLP’s and aseptic techniques.

  • Perform training to junior level team members as necessary.

  • Troubleshoot and perform basic maintenance on lab instrumentation (MDS, pH meter, auto-pipettes, analytical balances, etc.).

  • Demonstrate ability to utilize lab systems (e.g. including computers, applications, and software).

  • Maintain awareness and adhere to all applicable FDA, GMP, USP, Biosafety, OSHA and employer standards and guidelines.

  • Follow laboratory standards and maintain compliance with ISO 17025:2017.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree required in an applied science or related field (e.g. Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc.).

  • Attendance and punctuality is required.

  • Committed to working the shift, including weekends and holidays, and willing to work overtime when necessary.

  • 2+ years of work experience in a Quality Lab preferred.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to learn new responsibilities.

  • Capable of working individually and with a team.

  • Adaptable to a fast-paced environment.

Working Conditions:
Employees in this position working at this location may be exposed to various potential biological, chemical and food allergens due to the nature of our business and the requirements of the job. Procedures must be adhered to, to minimize/eliminate exposure. If there is any reason such exposure would interfere with your ability to perform this role or work at the location, please notify the hiring manager.

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.

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Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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