Top Microbiological Laboratory Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Microbiological Laboratory Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Microbiological Laboratory Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.1% of Microbiological Laboratory Technician resumes contained Lab Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Microbiological Laboratory Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Microbiological Laboratory Technician resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Lab Equipment

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Here's how Lab Equipment is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Maintained detailed records including lab equipment calibrations and certifications.
  • Inventory control of lab equipment and lab consumables, general lab maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment and sterile lab clean-up.
  • Collected weekly hand swabs, as well as swabs of lab equipment and work benches.
  • Increased lab efficiency by creating an inventory list and organizing lab equipment.
  • Performed daily calibration of lab equipment and sanitation of work space.
  • Operate and maintain all lab equipment according to lab SOP.
  • Inventory and setting up lab equipment for lab classes.
  • Operated autoclaves to sterilize media and lab equipment.
  • Assisted students with operation of lab equipment.
  • Performed QC of the lab, lab equipment and cultures.Lead Technician Trained technicians for labs.

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2. Microbiology

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Here's how Microbiology is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Committed to providing excellent Microbiology results for patients and the reputation of the Microbiology Department, Laboratory and Doctors North Hospital.
  • Performed all required duties of Microbiology Laboratory, including but not limited to setting up bacterial cultures and necessary sensitivities.
  • Updated and documented Standard Operating Procedure for any changes and new procedures for accuracy and efficiency for the Microbiology laboratory.
  • Maintain daily and weekly temperature records of incubators, refrigerators, and freezers in the Microbiology laboratory
  • Conducted general and pathogenic microbiology assays for finished products, ingredients and pathogen environmental monitoring programs.
  • Assisted with validation, challenge and shelf-life microbiology projects allowing projects to continue on scheduled target dates
  • Organized each microbiology laboratory session by creating cultures, media, and solutions and sterilizing equipment.
  • Prepared and validated bulk-in house media for use in various testing throughout the Microbiology Laboratory.
  • Participated in the maintenance, qualification and calibration of laboratory equipment in the Microbiology laboratory.
  • Incorporated knowledge of chemical testing and microbiology procedures to analyze infectious diseases and create antiserums.
  • Directed growth and isolation media preparation area to supply the Microbiology Department and Medallion Lab.
  • Executed clinical microbiology tasks and operated and analyzed results for a florescence-based microorganism detection instrument.
  • Administered multitudes of microbiology based lab exams to determine quality assurance targets are met.
  • Maintain microbiology related equipment in laboratory; perform minor repairs and maintenance as required.
  • Assist in preparation of laboratory exercises for Microbiology labs in accordance with Department requirements.
  • Expedite ordering of microbiology-specific diagnostic tests to aid in diagnosing patients' conditions.
  • Collected and processed finished and in-process product samples to identify Microbiology issues.
  • Major project experience focused on sampling and decontamination microbiology (see publications)
  • Cross-trained in Dairy Microbiology, correlating to fat determination in dairy products.
  • Trained in research and development of oilfield microbiology and media manufacturing.

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3. Aseptic Technique

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Here's how Aseptic Technique is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Completed microbiological tests, shelf studies and activity tests utilizing aseptic technique and maintained documentation to support General Mills business.
  • Performed media preparation/sterilization and utilized aseptic technique during sample preparation.
  • Leveraged proficiency in the aseptic technique related to micro/sterility laboratory
  • Cultivated anaerobes using FTM tubes and utilized aseptic techniques.
  • Prepared media and completed aseptic techniques for inoculations.
  • Trained in sterilization procedures and aseptic techniques.
  • Perform procedures using aseptic techniques.
  • Applied aseptic techniques and sterilization.
  • Trained new technicians in proper aseptic technique, locating samples and proper preparation based on sample type and dilution.
  • Prepared media through good aseptic techniques and maintained a clean work environment and calibrated the testing equipment.
  • Certificated in Aseptic Techniques and Full Gowning in a several Simulation Filling (Media Fill).
  • Maintain aseptic techniques for departments and personnel up to date in compliance with global procedures.
  • Used aseptic technique to colonize, plate, incubate, enumerate and identify cultures.
  • Managed set-up of samples for testing, utilizing aseptic techniques during sample preparation.
  • Collect environmental samples to ensure aseptic techniques are being followed and effective.
  • Practice a high level aseptic technique and run autoclaves for proper sanitation.
  • Apply aseptic techniques in daily workload.
  • Gained experience with aseptic techniques.
  • Have Experience with aseptic techniques.
  • Pipetted and streaked diluted samples onto selective media for bacterial growth and testing Utilized aseptic techniques in a sterile environment

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4. Food Safety

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Here's how Food Safety is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality and personnel safety
  • Experience operating in a Quality Systems program accredited to the highest standard for food safety testing laboratories.
  • Educate food processing companies about food safety and quality control.
  • Presented food safety training course to newly hired employees.
  • Maintain quality assurance and Food Safety programs.

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5. PH Meter

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Here's how PH Meter is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Operated and maintain laboratory equipment including, incubators, air samplers, temperature recorders, conductivity, pH meter, balance.
  • Operate and perform routine calibration on laboratory equipment such as balances/scales, pipettes, pH meters, and incubators.
  • Used PH meter to identify acids and bases.
  • Performed chlorimetric analysis to water samples and also verified its pH levels using a pH meter.
  • Prepared media gels, maintained pH meters, calibrated and maintained laboratory equipments.
  • conducted product analyses with the water activity meter and the pH meter.
  • Calibrated Ph meters and balances.
  • Use ofFlow meter, PH meter, Turbid meter A.B.B.
  • Experience handling and mainaining all laboratory instruments (Centrifuge, Micro pipette, Autoclave, Incubator, pH Meter etc.)
  • Operate basic laboratory equipment such as balances, pH meter, colorimeter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, evaporator, etc.

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6. Gram Stains

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Here's how Gram Stains is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Supported fermentation production by checking for contamination and performing Gram stains.
  • Prepare and examine Gram Stains microscopically, report lab results, and demonstrate protocol.
  • Prepare, read and report gram stains for all specimens including positive blood cultures.
  • Prepare growth media plates and gram stains used for microbial product testing.
  • Examined agar plates for microbial growth; reading of gram stains.
  • Identify bacteria using gram stains and API strips.
  • Perform culture set-up procedures and read gram stains.
  • Prepared and read Gram stains through microscopy work.
  • Logged in specimens for Testing Setup and inoculation of media for testing of specimens Gram stains, blood culture setup Parasite testing

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7. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Performed laboratory tests on raw materials, in process materials and finished goods for both nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical products.
  • Assisted in microbiological, chemical and pharmaceutical purity testing of raw materials in process and finished products.
  • Performed inventory, quality control coordination of media components and incoming raw materials.
  • Performed analysis on raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
  • Perform chemical analysis of raw materials and manufactured products.
  • Performed microbiological testing of products and raw materials.
  • Performed the sampling and analysis of the samples (Raw Materials, Finished Products, and Equipment Cleaning Samples).
  • Obtain, document and test samples of raw materials to ensure they are free of any microbial content.
  • Utilized different testing methods to check quality assurance of raw materials, bulk products and finished goods.
  • Research warning and alert microbial and fungi growth in air, surface and raw materials.
  • Perform quality assurance and limit tests to raw materials, intermediates, and finished products.
  • Set up raw materials, in process, and finished goods for microbiological testing.
  • Assisted Microbiologists in testing of raw materials, finished product, and purified water.
  • Performed routine pH, viscosity, and fat extraction tests on raw materials.
  • Performed microbial limit testing on raw materials, mass, and filled products.
  • Accessioned raw materials, mass, and filled pieces to be tested.
  • Performed sampling, testing and growth analysis of raw materials and finished products
  • Tested raw materials, vitamins and dietary supplements for microbial pathogens.
  • Worked on HPLC, GC instruments for raw materials testing.
  • Performed microbiological testing and analysis on raw materials, water, and products to ensure commercial sterility Conducted weekly safety audits

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8. PCR

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Here's how PCR is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Performed pathogen analyses using primary PCR methodology and other various pathogen detection methods.
  • Prepared PCR test samples and performed environmental monitoring.
  • Produced media with and without antibiotic additives, isolated samples, processed via PCR, genetic testing, and data analysis.
  • Performed tests on environmental sponge, and swab tests on PCR machines in addition to food samples.
  • Detect for Listeria and Salmonella species in food products using conventional methods and PCR
  • Skilled in presumptive and confirmation detection equipment such as VIDAS and PCR.
  • Identify and test pathogens on VIDAS and PCR.
  • Performed porcine testing using real-time PCR.
  • Performed real-time PCR for Salmonella testing.
  • Performed PCR, ELISA, RPLA, HPLC, GC, IR, and pH determination.
  • Run tests for numerous specs including VIDAS, GDS, PCR-BAX, SDI, etc.
  • Perform PCR testing to identify E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Listeria.
  • Complicated set-upsinclude: ELISA, PCR, DNA Fingerprinting, transformation, Gram staining.
  • Assisted in modifying SOPs by running gradients to achieve constant PCR data.
  • Prepared and ran PCR and immunochemical based assays.
  • Conducted molecular biological experiments, including PCR, DNA isolation and purification, gel electrophoresis, western blot, spectrophotometric analysis.
  • Performed analysis using sophisticated instruments, such as Microscopes, VIDAS , ELISA, chromatography, and PCR instruments.
  • Test incubated samples on the VIDAS immunoassay system for pathogen confirmation as well as the Bax PCR system.

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9. Salmonella

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Here's how Salmonella is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Revised and improved the Salmonella pH system.
  • Test deep tissue samples of chickens for Salmonella and generic bacterial contamination Perform shelf life experiments for clients.
  • Tested meat samples for various bacteria such as E-coli and Salmonella.
  • Trained in QA/QC protocols for food safety on human food-borne pathogens (E. coli and Salmonella spp.)
  • Identified pathogens such as Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
  • Participated in a collaborative trial to gain British Standards approval for Salmonella in dairy products.

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10. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Reviewed test results against established specifications and FDA standard requirements.
  • Supported laboratory readiness for FDA auditing.
  • Experienced in an FDA regulated environment
  • Provided service to local plants performing environmental testing at production facilities, while observing GMP and FDA and USDA rules.
  • Conducted microbiological testing of cosmetics, raw materials, air and water in accordance with FDA and CTFA requirements.
  • Learn and apply various new IFSH and FDA Media and Cultures, incorporating new methodology into Lab practices.
  • Supervised all lab operations and lab technicians in meat processing facility and oversaw all FDA/USDA compliance issues.
  • Documented and recorded environmental and laboratory results per GMP and GDP adhering to OSHA and FDA guidelines.
  • Document and maintain results of all samples for inspection by the FDA.
  • Performed various laboratory tests in a GLP/GMP, FDA regulated setting.
  • Adhered to all FDA, HIMA and AAMI regulatory guidelines.
  • Participate in FDA and external customer audits and tours.
  • Used FDA, AOAC, and USDA methods for bacterial testing.
  • Experience in working with the FDA.
  • Adhere to FDA-BAM and AOAC guidelines.
  • Ensured that work is accurate, precise, properly documented, and performed within cGMP guidelines under FDA regulation.
  • Learned proper OSHA and FDA procedures in regards to the industry's common practices.
  • Assist management in adhereing to and updating SOP's to maintain FDA compliance.
  • Tested raw materials as specified by ISO [ ] and FDA.
  • Performed Legionella testing on water according to FDA methods.

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11. Lims

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Here's how Lims is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Prepared samples for plating and read back samples; recorded test results on standardized forms and entering to LIMS.
  • Received and logged samples in LIMS as well as compiled work batches, QC sheets and data reports.
  • Use of LIMS to record results, and other programs needed to perform daily tasks.
  • Documented all maintenance and testing of samples using the LIMS system and laboratory notebooks.
  • Log microbiological samples into the Laboratory Management System database (LIMS).
  • Enter data into LIMS and order lab supplies for the lab.
  • Report the data in laboratory worksheets, logbooks and ADMIN/LIMS applications.
  • Counted, calculated, and entered test results into LIMS.
  • Logged, transferred and read plates using the LIMS system.
  • Logged and validated samples using the LIMS system.
  • Input sample results into LIMS database.
  • Process and report analytical data utilizing computer systems (e.g., LIMS) and verifies data generated by other peers.
  • Receive, sign for, and log in test samples using LIMS Labware system.
  • Experience with basic computer software and specific applications (iLIMS).
  • Record and report test results onto iLIMS system.
  • Experienced in LIMS and Gas Chromatography systems.
  • Experience working with LIMS and Starlims.

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12. Water Samples

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Here's how Water Samples is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Collected and analyzed water samples, enumerated and reported results.
  • Performed Conductivity testing on water samples using Traceable Conductivity Meter.
  • Read and plated sucrose and concentrates, air and water samples for microscopic issue.
  • Swab and sample certain areas of manufacturing, including water samples.
  • Conducted testing of incoming material and water samples for purified water.
  • Prepared media for testing water samples.
  • Performed routine testing of water samples for bacterial contamination Prepared large amounts of media for sterility assurance and microbiological testing.
  • Collected water samples, glycol samples, and ice samples and plated for bacterial contamination.
  • Perform USP chemical analysis for water samples and HIAC particulate count for parenteral water.
  • Tested and analyzed finished and raw wastewater as well as drinking water samples.

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13. GMP

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Here's how GMP is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Completed necessary documentation according to regulatory standards and policies (GMP)
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP's, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained.
  • Maintained area and equipment in accordance with GMP standards and in good working order.
  • Calibrated Pipettes, c-GMP Trained, Gowned-qualified for Aseptic Area and Sterility Suite Entry.
  • Led Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Courses for new employees.
  • Gained GMP practices, and aseptic environment experience.
  • Participate in internal audits of GMP.
  • Followed GMP's and SOP's on a daily basis.
  • Plant GMP Audits/NPDES Audits (Storm Water).
  • Performed environmental monitoring in cGMP compliant Quality Control settings.
  • Evaluate laboratory documentation to comply with cGMP requirements.
  • Support the use of Specifications, Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).
  • Ensured accuracy in revising and preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and good manufacturing practice (GMP) documents.
  • Performed standard operating procedures to meet current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and maintained good documentation.
  • Documented and performed tests in accordance with Kerry SOPs, GMP, and SQF standards.
  • Issue, maintain, control and archive documentation to support cGMP operations.
  • Inspected areas for GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and sanitization compliance.
  • Provided results using Bio-Tech instrumentation, using cGMP and Lab protocols.
  • Maintained production and testing laboratories under cGMP compliance.
  • Maintain cGMP training records to ensure compliance.

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14. Bioburden

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Here's how Bioburden is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Experience in microbial limits, sterilization process, and bioburden and antimicrobial effectiveness and aseptic techniques.
  • Process and incubation of microbiological work material as swab processing and Bioburden Water Testing.
  • Developed and implemented new system for documentation of bioburden data.
  • Performed filtration for bioburden analysis of waters and In-process.
  • Performed bioburden testing, environmental monitoring and laboratory maintenance.
  • Performed bioburden testing on medical devices.
  • Performed in-process product bioburden testing.
  • Calculated organism growth rates, doubling times, generations, and initial bioburden rates.
  • Purified water and Ambient water collection and bioburden test of samples.
  • Analyzed LAL and bioburden data including reading all micro plates.
  • Performed water sample and bioburden testing on environmental samples.
  • Collected the test samples to monitor bioburden of products.
  • Used TSA and SDA plate for surface bioburden testing.
  • Monitored purified water system used in formulation of biomaterial for Total Organic Carbon and Bioburden load for this global pharmaceutical concern.
  • Execute Bioburden testing for the detection of sporeformers, anaerobic, aerobic organisms, yeast and mold.
  • Perform bioburden, TOS(Test of Sterility), pyrogen test and other test required.
  • Worked on endotoxin Assay (LAL) and Bioburden of finished products and water system.
  • Performed USP water testing, environmental monitoring, bioburden, and endotoxin testing.
  • Tested water, bioburdens and raw materials for microbial growth and endotoxin levels.
  • Performed Raw Material Bioburden and Pre-filtration Bioburden Test.

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15. Listeria

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Here's how Listeria is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Conducted microbiological testing of Salmonella and Listeria, interpreted results, and generated lab reports for clients.
  • Perform pathogen analysis using Listeria and Salmonella TECRA Visual Immunoassay.
  • Screened food, water and environmental samples to detect pathogens such as E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Listeria.
  • Set up and performed multiple phases of tests for E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and other bacteria.
  • Perform qualitative analysis of various samples for the detection of pathogenic organisms (salmonella and listeria species).
  • Obtain samples used in testing for E-coli, Salmonella, Listeria, etc.
  • Tested client sample for the presence of listeria, salmonella and e-coli species.
  • Experience in running GDS for Listeria, E.coli, and Salmonella.
  • Conducted pathogen testing: detection of Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella.
  • Assured quality of finished product by testing for food pathogens such as E.coli, Salmonella and Listeria spp.

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16. Yeast

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Here's how Yeast is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Prepared microbiological cultures and subcultures to test for mold, yeast, and pathogenic bacteria
  • Created various bacterial and yeast media, inoculate bacteria, and autoclave wastes.
  • Checked for yeast and mold in the establishment which consisted of many departments.
  • Culture bacteria, yeast and mold, gram stain colonies and identify colonies.
  • Conducted various yeast and bacterial confirmation tests.
  • Plated raw and finished products for standard plate count, coli forms, yeast and mold.
  • Preformed Germ Tube testing to microscopically determine yeast as positive or negative as Candida albicans /Dubliniensis.
  • Total Plate Count, yeast, mold for the detection of organisms, Membrane Filtration, Enrichments etc.)
  • Conducted the testing of in-process and finished product for Enterobacteriaceae, E.coli, staph, yeast, mold, and coliform.
  • Tested the samples for presence of Streptococcus aureus, Pseudomonas, LPC, E coli, Yeast and Mold.
  • Recognize a variety of results such as E. coli, Pseudomonas, general Coliforms, fungi, and yeast.
  • Tested for APC, Coliform, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, yeast and mold.

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17. Test Cases

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Here's how Test Cases is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Write test cases and bug reports.
  • Prepared test cases to match specific client computer configurations in order to address the customer's needs.
  • Developed and executed test cases, scripts, plans and procedures (manual and automated).
  • Created effective test cases in collaboration with the Project Lead to detect software issues.
  • Involved in executing test cases in a certified lab on various test platforms.
  • Provided help desk support by building computer configurations for multiple test cases.

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18. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Conducted basic secretarial duties including, but not limited to, data entry, report print outs, and faxing.
  • Enhanced my knowledge of testing matrices and data entry of all necessary general and pathogen testing.
  • Plate samples, read media plates using microscopes and data entry in IFS database.
  • Obtained working knowledge of SAP for data entry and review.
  • Performed computer data entry and creation of worksheets.
  • Performed data entry and reported patients' results.
  • Perform data entry of lab results.
  • Performed data entry and created reports.
  • Result and general data entry.
  • Performed Lab SPC data entry.
  • Register and prepare samples for general analytical testing through data entry, weighing and physical homogenization.
  • Conducted Sterility Assurance Testing Service for Healthcare providers including data entry documentation and reports to customers.
  • Conducted data entry and cataloguing of specimens, water testing and validation work.
  • perform data entry and test result entry.

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19. Vitek

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Here's how Vitek is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Rotated through different areas of clinical microbiology lab includes BacT/Alert, Urine Culture, VITEK, MIC/FLEX and Specimens Set-up.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of BAX System, VIDAS, VITEK 2 Compact and TEMPO Systems.
  • Used VITEK 1 & 2 and WALKAWAY instruments for identification of organisms and antibiotic sensitivity.
  • Isolate and Identification of microorganisms by VITEK, API System, or Biochemical tests.
  • Confirmed results of identifications and levels of sensitivities of pathogens using the Vitek system.
  • Prepare samples and equipment to microorganism identification utilizing Vitek and API.
  • Utilized Vitek technologies for unidentifiable organisms or as confirmatory tool.
  • used various techniques to identify unknown microorganisms such as Gram staining, vitek2, and API strips.
  • Performed Microbial Identification using Vitek Automicrobic System.
  • Used Vitek to identify bacteria and yeasts that had grown on environmental monitoring plates, TVOs, and microbial limit testing.
  • Experience in microorganism's identification by conventional and automated methods (Vitek and Biolog).
  • Operated BACTEC 9240, Vitek Legacy, and Difco ESP.
  • Operate instruments: Vitek 2, VersaTREK, BACTEC MGIT 960, Sensititre, miniVIDAS, light and fluorescent microscopes.

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20. Growth Promotion

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Here's how Growth Promotion is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Performed microbiological testing including, media fill validation testing, and growth promotion procedures.
  • Qualified in gram staining, biological indicator enumeration, media production, and growth promotion.
  • Culture Media and solutions including preparation, storage, sterility and growth promotion test.
  • Validated in house produced media through growth promotion and pH analysis.
  • Prepared media and performed growth promotion and low level challenge.
  • Culture media preparation and growth promotion.
  • Performed bacterial and fungal growth promotions.
  • Prepared and performed diluent qualification, growth promotion and sterility testing of microbiological media.
  • Formulated and performed diluent qualification, and growth promotion of microbiological media.
  • Perform Growth Promotion Analysis and required testing for approval as per USP pharmacopeia.
  • Performed Growth Promotion, Enumeration, Bioburden of Final product and water samples.

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21. QC

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Here's how QC is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Maintained majority of QC and documentation records.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly QC of plates used by all departments in the laboratory.
  • Prepare media reagents for bacterial enrichment, test and perform QC analysis on new media.
  • File and perform daily statistical quality control (QC).
  • Processed reports and maintained pending log reports / QC reports.
  • Achieved a 100% in QC Training completion.
  • Maintain laboratory worksheets as per QC SOP's.
  • Prepare and QC working reagents as required.
  • Stain and biochemical reagent preparation and QC.
  • Tube media preparation and QC of TSA, SC, TSB, TSIA slants.
  • Set up media preparators at end of night and performed QC on all media used for the day.
  • Followed QC and compliance SOPs.
  • Perform all routine maintenance procedure, QC and in house documentation per schedule and help proposing preventive actions.

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22. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Performed classical laboratory assays for isolating and identifying various respiratory viruses, including managing viral stocks for testing purposes.
  • Isolated and makes cultures of significant bacteria or another micro-organism in general and selective media monitor moisture, aeration.
  • Isolate bacteria, incubate for appropriate number of days and identify based on colony and microscopic morphology.
  • Interpret microbial ID test results and research technical literature to ensure appropriate identification for each isolate.
  • Report results for tests and inform Manager/Supervisor of results that require further investigation or discussion.
  • Conducted package quality inspection and quality audits to isolate products not meeting standards.
  • Identify and communicate results that require further investigation or discussion with Department Manager/Supervisor.
  • Identify microbial isolates using gram stain, biochemical tests and automated identification systems.
  • Worked in collaboration with Facility Supervisors to ensure compliance with EHS regulations.
  • Report observed deviations to Quality Control Laboratory Supervisor and Laboratory Manager.
  • Assisted in the validation of hydrogen peroxide sterilized laboratory isolation units.
  • Perform quantitative testing utilizing different plating methods following ISO procedures.
  • Performed bacteriological assays for isolating and identifying various respiratory bacteria.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned by the Department Manager/Supervisor.
  • Isolated and maintained cultures of bacteria and other microorganism.
  • Acted as general supervisor over assigned lab activities.
  • Assisted in the isolation and identification of bacteria.
  • Communicated results with production employees and supervisors.
  • Provided support for the identification of isolates.
  • Isolated and prepared specimens for experiments.

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23. Coliform

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Here's how Coliform is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Dispensed samples on standard and coliform agar plates utilizing WASP spiral plating machine to determine the quantity of bacteria per sample.
  • Collect finished samples every three hours and plate for SPC and coliform.
  • Collected and tested water samples for TAMC and Total Coliforms.
  • Read and record SPC and Coliform count every 2 hours.
  • Performed analysis on water samples using membrane filtration for the growth of Coliform, E. coli and Pseudomonas.
  • Tested and analyzed the quality of water samples for various coliforms according to SOPs within strict time parameters.
  • Performed peer validations for Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, E. coli, Enterococcus, and Heterotrophic Plate Count.

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24. Elisa

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Here's how Elisa is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Planned and performed experiments, including assay development, ELISA, MAGPIX and Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Assays.
  • Analyzed samples for the presence of gluten using ELISA method.
  • Trained in ELISA and (TNA) Toxin Neutralization Assays.
  • Performed ELISA for detection of pathogens in test cultures.
  • Perform ELISA testing on various types of serum samples.
  • Performed ELISA for quantitative analysis of proteins and presented data at departmental meetings

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25. Vidas

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Here's how Vidas is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Nestle Quality Assurance Center Performed general and advanced microbiological techniques including rapid state-of-the-art detection, enumeration (for example VIDAS).
  • Piloted initiative to introduce standardized troubleshooting documents for VIDAS operators.
  • Set up and carry out various pathogen assays including BAX, VIDAS, and GENETRAK.
  • Streak and plated enriched samples onto selective media prior incubation; Operate the VIDAS machine to determine pathogenic results.
  • Assist in the validation of the VIDAS instrument.
  • Experienced with bacteriological identification using BioMerieux VIDAS, API and DuPont BAX systems.

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26. GLP

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Here's how GLP is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Performed equipment validation under GLP conditions.
  • Record Data in Laboratory NoteBook according to Good Documentation Practices * Production setting QC environment * GMP & GLP
  • Performed laboratory procedures in accordance with good laboratory practices (GLP).
  • Utilized basic chemical tests, conducted testing following protocols and GMP/GLP procedures.
  • Complete the documents required by the GMP and GLP norms.
  • Support factory GLP, MSDS and PPE requirements.
  • Performed equipment and method validation under GLP.
  • Ensured all GMP's, GLP's and SOP's were practiced throughout facility.
  • Maintained a clean and safe working environment following GLP ( Good laboratory practices)
  • Trained and demonstrated protocols to Technician I's and provided guidance in cGLP.
  • Prepared media following GLP and SOPs for medical device testing.
  • Have understanding and application of GLPs and cGMPs.

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27. Membrane Filtration

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Here's how Membrane Filtration is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Investigated for eight different pathogens using membrane filtration.
  • Utilized membrane filtration to check samples of water, various products, or stability samples.
  • Tested daily effluent and water quality survey samples using membrane filtration and Quanti-Trays.
  • Completed membrane filtration and direct inoculation for sterility testing.
  • Performed water quality analysis using aseptic membrane filtration procedures.
  • Performed various microbiological water analyses through membrane filtration.

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28. Food Samples

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Here's how Food Samples is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Sample preparation includes aseptically weighing processed and raw food samples for analysis according to client's specifications.
  • Prepared various food samples for chemical and biological analysis-Practiced good aseptic technique
  • Performed microbiological analyses on various food samples
  • Sampled preparation for microbiological analysis, which included weighing out spices and other food samples for various bacterial testing.
  • Inspected food samples by weighing, diluting, plating, incubating, and counting colonies of bacterial pathogens.
  • Conducted research or assist in the conduct of research, including the collection of information and food samples.
  • Prepared a variety of food samples for diagnostic testing to determine the presence of harmful pathogens.
  • Prepared food samples for microbiological testing, chemical testing, and proficiency programs using aseptic techniques.
  • Prepared testing supplies for the appropriate food samples and testing requirements.
  • Perform microbiological testing on various poultry and pet-food samples.
  • Prepped bakery and dairy food samples for analysis.
  • Weigh and prepare food samples for bacterial analysis.
  • Prepped food samples for multiple tests.
  • Assist in logging of food samples into the lab via the LIMS system.
  • Tested food samples such as eggs, milk, water 6.
  • Performed biological and bacteriological analyses for quality control and distribution of food samples according to standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Performed the preparation of food samples for plating with 3M Petrifilm.

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29. DNA

low Demand
Here's how DNA is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Processed Chlamydia and Gonorrhea test specimens in preparation for DNA amplification.
  • Run DNA extraction technique in about 200 different strains of P. aeruginosa.
  • Assisted on project involving development of safe strains of E. coli to be used in recombinant DNA research.
  • Used recombinant DNA techniques to clone genes and selected recombinant clones via the resistance of bacterial colonies of Kanamycin and ampicillin.
  • Performed basic molecular processes associated with laboratory tests including DNA extractions of prenatal samples being tested for chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Picked up DNA Specimens from various research laboratories and educational institutions for DNA sequencing using 1st generation sequencing technology.

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30. Aoac

low Demand
Here's how Aoac is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Trained & Performed AOAC Approved Microbiological Testing Preparations.
  • Aided in media preparation while utilizing AOAC Guidelines.
  • Researched USP/AOAC methods and wrote SOPs forthe samples received.
  • Perform bacteriological analysis of food products using AOAC methodology.
  • Participate successfully in AOAC Proficiency Testing Program.
  • Perform 'Killing Time' studies, Antibiotic assays, and AOAC dilution testing.

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31. QA

low Demand
Here's how QA is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Prepared media according to specifications and conducted QA testing of microbiological media.
  • Provided microbiological expertise and consulted vendors and QA managers on microbiological issues.
  • Consult to staff and students on preparing Media orders, answering inquiries and ensuring QA.
  • Assist QA Manager on the following -Maintain Laboratory expenditures with in the budget.
  • Analyzed methods and results for senior scientists, managers and QA.
  • Perform QA review of batch records from manufacturing and packaging.
  • Document and maintain training records for QA Teams.
  • Notified Manufacturing and QA areas using CAPA.
  • Performed weekly QA and control studies.
  • Preformed QA/QC of laboratory data.
  • Prepared, autoclaved and QA'd media, by using U.S.P./ E.P.
  • Performed microbial content tests for QA of personal healthcare products.
  • Corrected flawed SOPs and improved QAPs.

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32. Usda

low Demand
Here's how Usda is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Performed USDA Testing for customers.
  • Maintained Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices; and ensured compliance with USDA/company requirements.
  • Maintained detailed data records according to USDA regulatory standards.
  • Evaluated food and water sample integrity and aseptically prepared for analysis using BAM, USDA, Compendium, and USP methods.
  • Gained experience in audit preparation and performing analyses approved by regulatory agencies such as the EPA and the USDA.
  • Worked with USDA inspectors to coordinate environmental sampling throughout the production areas of the plant, particularly RTE areas.

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33. Biological Indicators

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Here's how Biological Indicators is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Plate pouring, aseptic technique, media preparation, population determination of biological indicators.
  • Report data findings using cGMP in laboratory notebooks during testing of medical devices and incubation of biological indicators.
  • Write and execute protocols for method validation, cleaning validation, biological indicators (sterility) steam sterilization.
  • Qualified autoclaves by validating sterilization cycles using biological indicators.
  • Developed a new carrier system for biological indicators in the production of vapor phase peroxide sterilizers.
  • Performed routine acceptance and processing of Biological Indicators.

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34. API

low Demand
Here's how API is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Preformed rapid antigen, and antibiotic sensitivity testing.
  • Enriched food and environmental monitoring samples for the presence of pathogenic organisms using rapid methods as well as classical methodologies.
  • Prepped API for accurate confirmation of presumptive positive results of pathogens.
  • Analyzed/processed results of rapid-testing for influenza and strep A.
  • Performed flu, strep and other rapid tests.
  • Perform rapid testing for Streptococcus Flu A and B, RSV, Legionella and Streptococcus pneumonia.
  • Performed the Rapid tests for identification of Legionella, Influenza A&B, and RSV and Campylobacter antigen.
  • Receive and process patient specimens Plate patient specimens Perform rapid antigen test Report patient test results Answer telephones

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35. LAL

low Demand
Here's how LAL is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Participated in validating kinetic LAL method.
  • Assay and report results of sample preparation for finished product for LAL testing.
  • Performed Sterility testing and Endotoxin (LAL) testing and Environmental monitoring.
  • Perform LAL/ Endotoxin testing Perform microbiological testing, generates scientific data.
  • Worked on using 7 standard turbidmetric aseptic method for LAL endotoxin testing.
  • Worked for Finished Product group Sterility Test; Endotoxin Test (LAL) using Gel-clot Method and Kinetic Turbidimetric Assay Method.

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36. Staphylococcus

low Demand
Here's how Staphylococcus is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Identified microorganisms found in spices and seasonings including Staphylococcus, Salmonella, Yeast and Mold, Coliform and E.coli.
  • Perform coagulase tests to confirm presence of Staphylococcus aureus Perform latex agglutination tests to confirm presence of suspected microbe.
  • Manage NARSA Repository (Network on Antimicrobial Resistance in Staphylococcus Aureus) and Nebraska Transposon Mutant Library.
  • Researched to monitor the growth of Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella in food.
  • Conducted testing for E-Coli and Coliform, Staphylococcus Aureus, Yeasts and Molds, and Salmonella.
  • Measured, documented, and reported sensitivities of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

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37. Product Samples

low Demand
Here's how Product Samples is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Analyze, visually inspect and document product samples prior to release of finished goods for use by consumers.
  • Collected over 100 product samples daily and tested them under a bio-hood for microbial growth.
  • Receive and prepare raw, in-process, and finished product samples for microbiological analysis.
  • Collected in raw, in-processed and finished product samples for testing.
  • Prepare raw materials and finished product samples for microbial testing.
  • Collected finished product samples from designated area in SoftSoap filling.
  • Tested product samples for bacterial and fungal contamination Located and eliminated the source of contamination issues
  • Performed Endotoxin (LAL) and Sterility testing per USP and 21 CFR on daily in-process and final product samples.
  • Analyze food product samples for APC, Coliforms, Staph etc.

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38. Serial Dilutions

low Demand
Here's how Serial Dilutions is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Executed quality tests and assays: bacterial enumeration and identification, environmental sampling, serial dilutions, and sterility assurance testing.
  • Maintained and evaluated cultures using serial dilutions.
  • Completed serial dilutions and enumerations of samples.
  • Perform serial dilutions and plate routine microbiological samples according to defined methods for industrial water and solids samples.
  • Prepared sample dilutions, performed serial dilutions, and prepared samples for analysis.
  • Perform serial dilutions and calculate results.
  • Analyzed cultures and phage using growth curves and serial dilutions to achieve required titer needed for testing.
  • Water testing for presence of coliforms thru filtration, using serial dilutions for recordable results.

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39. BAX

low Demand
Here's how BAX is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Processed food and environmental samples for pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria via VIDAS and BAX systems.
  • Put samples into Bax and Vidas machines to test.

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40. Bacterial Identification

low Demand
Here's how Bacterial Identification is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Performed Gram stains and other differential tests on samples to facilitate bacterial identification.
  • Perform bacterial identification, sterilize microbiological wastes and biohazards.
  • Detected micro-organisms using Celsis methodology Performed Gram Stain, and bacterial identification Followed procedures in accordance to GMP as well as GLP
  • Performed bacterial identification by Gram staining, API ID and morphological and chemical characteristics of organisms.
  • Perform QC duties on all bacterial identification, PCR and antimicrobial susceptibility testing instruments.
  • Performed bacterial identification using both classical biochemical, and modern methods.

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41. Laboratory Specimens

low Demand
Here's how Laboratory Specimens is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Reviewed Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and pending specimen collections/accessioning issues Received laboratory specimens into the laboratory information system.
  • Organized Laboratory specimens to prevent errors and maintain continuity of processes.
  • Collected and harvested required laboratory specimens according to protocol specifications.
  • Discarded laboratory specimens according to established schedule.
  • Handled laboratory specimens in processing area.
  • Prepared laboratory specimens, reagents, and culture media.

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42. Information Management System

low Demand
Here's how Information Management System is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Updated, managed, and tracked observed product data in Laboratory Information Management Systems.
  • Recorded test data in Laboratory Information Management System in timely and accurate manner.
  • Identify and communicate results with management, submit accurate and timely results using Lab Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Maintained knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to complete job responsibilities.
  • Operated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to manage clients' data.
  • Operated Starlims, company's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

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43. MPN

low Demand
Here's how MPN is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Performed many specialized analyses including MPN, HPC, mTec filtration, Colisure and Enterolert.
  • Read MPN tubes, EMB and IMVic plates for E. coli, and coliforms confirmation.

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44. Plate Counts

low Demand
Here's how Plate Counts is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Certified with USDA for official testing for inhibitory substances and standard plate counts for raw milk.
  • Tracked samples and entered results from plate counts and rapid methods using a LIMS.
  • Performed plate counts and entered data.

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45. Osha

low Demand
Here's how Osha is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Performed daily inspection of facility and laboratory areas to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Executed mandatory regulatory standards (CAP, OSHA, and HIPAA), and month end procedures.
  • Enforced safe handling of chemical and biological waste products that follows OSHA guidelines.
  • Provide OSHA safety training and teach new hire technicians on methods and procedures.
  • Collaborated with OSHA and USDA representative to ensure documentation was in complaint.
  • Maintained laboratory budget, OSHA/EPA laboratory compliance, property inventory, laboratory equipment management, reagent and equipment procurement.

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46. Haccp

low Demand
Here's how Haccp is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Maintained clean laboratory environment in accordance with HACCP.
  • Determined and corrected the root cause of contaminants through the use of HACCP.
  • Follow basic HACCP in handling, preparation and dispose of samples.
  • Create and Implement HACCP plan, follow all GMPs for a food manufacturing environment.
  • Assisted in HACCP development and implementation in accordance with government regulations.
  • Reviewed HACCP documentation and performed routine sanitary observations in the plant.

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47. Microscan

low Demand
Here's how Microscan is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Key Operator of MicroScan Walkaway System
  • Familiarized with the Bactec 9240 blood culture system, the MicroScan system and their products.
  • Prepare and load Microscan cultures.
  • Prepared specimens for Dade Behring Microscan test.
  • Conducted drug susceptibilities on isolates utilizing Microscan and further biochemical testing to classify and identify organisms.
  • Operated Microscan Walkaway system, ensuring that identification and susceptibility testing were performed and reported.

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48. Petri

low Demand
Here's how Petri is used in Microbiological Laboratory Technician jobs:
  • Complete lab task such at water pH, testing for antibiotics in feed and growing bacteria in petri dishes.
  • Performed Quality Controls of the lab, media, 3M Petrifilm plates, lab equipment and cultures.
  • Applied aseptic technique to prepare and evaluate environmental swab samples using Petri films.
  • Perform microbial plating on petrifilm, pour plates, or using MPN procedures.
  • Read colonies on Petri dishes and films and enter results into system.
  • Plated samples received using 3M Petri film and pour plate methods.
  • Perform an average of 60+ plating procedures daily using petrifilm method.
  • Plate yeast samples into petri dishes for bacterial analysis.
  • Plate and batch petrifilm and dishes to be read.
  • Prepare Petri dish plates with growth medium.
  • Interpreted and reported over 100+ petrifilm tests data utilized in a companywide certificate of analysis system.
  • Canned spoilage analysis -Plating specimen samples on 3M Petrifilm, testing for various species of bacteria.
  • Perform finished product testing for Staphylococcusaureus utilizing 3M petri plates, Salmonella spp.
  • Stone Mountain, GA Perform sterility testing on air quality, pipettes, petri dishes and diluents.
  • Trained in Petri film, in homogenizing samples, pipeting samples and reading results.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Microbiological Laboratory Technician

Lab Equipment26.4%
Microbiology12.3%
Aseptic Technique5.5%
Food Safety5.1%
PH Meter5.1%
Gram Stains4.8%
Raw Materials4.6%
PCR3.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Microbiological Laboratory Technician

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Lab Equipment
Lab Equipment
20.1%
20.1%
2
2
Microbiology
Microbiology
9.4%
9.4%
3
3
Aseptic Technique
Aseptic Technique
4.2%
4.2%
4
4
Food Safety
Food Safety
3.9%
3.9%
5
5
PH Meter
PH Meter
3.9%
3.9%
6
6
Gram Stains
Gram Stains
3.7%
3.7%
7
7
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
PCR
PCR
2.7%
2.7%
9
9
Salmonella
Salmonella
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
FDA
FDA
2.5%
2.5%
11
11
Lims
Lims
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Water Samples
Water Samples
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
GMP
GMP
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Bioburden
Bioburden
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
Listeria
Listeria
2%
2%
16
16
Yeast
Yeast
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Test Cases
Test Cases
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
Data Entry
Data Entry
1.8%
1.8%
19
19
Vitek
Vitek
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Growth Promotion
Growth Promotion
1.6%
1.6%
21
21
QC
QC
1.6%
1.6%
22
22
ISO
ISO
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Coliform
Coliform
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Elisa
Elisa
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Vidas
Vidas
1.2%
1.2%
26
26
GLP
GLP
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Membrane Filtration
Membrane Filtration
1%
1%
28
28
Food Samples
Food Samples
1%
1%
29
29
DNA
DNA
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Aoac
Aoac
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
QA
QA
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Usda
Usda
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Biological Indicators
Biological Indicators
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
API
API
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
LAL
LAL
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Product Samples
Product Samples
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Serial Dilutions
Serial Dilutions
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
BAX
BAX
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Bacterial Identification
Bacterial Identification
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Laboratory Specimens
Laboratory Specimens
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Information Management System
Information Management System
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
MPN
MPN
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Plate Counts
Plate Counts
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Osha
Osha
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Haccp
Haccp
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Microscan
Microscan
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Petri
Petri
0.5%
0.5%

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