Micro Technician

Jackson, OH 45640

Posted: 02/13/2020 Employment Type: Temp Job Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 2769 Pay Rate: 13.00

Job Description

Job Title:  Micro Technician

Department:  Quality Assurance

Location:  Jackson

Status:  Non-Exempt

Reports to:  Food Safety Manager

This is a temporary position lasting aproximately 5 months - possibly longer.

Job Hours:  1: 30pm - 10: 00pm

Training will be on first shift (5: 30am - 2: 00pm for several weeks)

Pay rate: $13.00 per hour

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage day to day operations of the Micro Lab
  • Staffing of the micro Lab and Techs coordinating testing schedules
  • Ordering supplies
  • Maintaining food safety systems, environmental sampling and finished product testing
  • Report results of testing
  • Maintain records for USDA and Audits
  • Advise management of concerns and probable causes
  • Investigate problems, and work with sanitation and compliance to bring systems under control
  • Principles of HACCP
  • Understanding of food borne pathogens and how to control them
  • Ability to analyze complex processes
  • Safe food handling practices
  • High indicator organism count, I must assist finding the root cause
  • Prevent organism growth through working with sanitation and maintenance for all new equipment
  • Prioritize micro lab work to get finished goods results out in a timely fashion
  • Assist in the decision making of finished products, that may need to be destroyed
  • Decisions are known everyday by product by product on hold or release
  • Supervisor review work daily
  • 90 % of time spent internally 10% with outside people
  • Most of my time is spent keeping us in compliance with the various food safety testing protocols that have been set. I also spend time researching new equipment and methods.



  • 2 year degree preferred in Microbiology
  • Understanding of food manufacturing GMP’ s
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Strong Micro training in food microorganisms

AOAC Testing Proficiency



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Tanya Porter

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