Microbiology Lab Technician (Monterey Park)


: $105,460.00 - $171,740.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Prepare samples for analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals. The role is responsible for the application of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies used in analytical testing.


Prepare samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries

Apply aseptic techniques in daily workload

Maintain media and reagents as needed for daily microbiological testing

Inventory and report expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements

Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, and trash disposal

Perform quality control monitoring by taking incubator temperatures, inoculating control organisms, running media controls, etc.

Independently pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements

Maintain laboratory condition, to include equipment, supplies, quality assurance programs, and accurate records throughout all procedures

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 Food Safety Net Services Team

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

Responsible for the completion of required training


High School diploma or GED

Associate degree in Life Science or two years of laboratory experience, preferred

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

BS degree in Life Science or related field preferred

Ability to travel is preferred

Or equivalent combination of education and experience


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. FSNS 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

Key Words: Microbiology, Food Safety, Food Science, Micro-Technician, Lab-Tech, Laboratory Technician, Biology, Animal Science, Nutrition, Bacteria, Pathogen

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) focuses on providing 24/7/365 testing excellence for our customers. John and Gina Bellinger started FSNS in 1994 with a two-fold mission: exceed customer expectations and provide expedited and timely results. With this customer-focused cornerstone, FSNS continues to strategically expand our nationwide services for the food safety, consumer products, and nutraceutical industry.

Associated topics: aseptic, bacteria, biology, genome, life science, metabolism, physical, physiology, stem cell, toxicologist * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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