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Actalent Laboratory Technician in Northampton, Massachusetts

Entry Level Laboratory Technician Job Opportunity!

About the Company:

This company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Hampshire County and is looking for a Microbiology Technician to work within their Quality Assurance department. They have excellent name recognition and strong ability to move up within the company both locally and even nationally. The opportunity is a very strong resume builder and will expose the candidate to top-notch methodologies that can be used in any opportunity. Candidates can be selected as soon as possible and are subject to very competitive pay rates . Come and join them!

About Actalent:

At Actalent , we specialize in placing skilled professionals into the right job opportunities to build their careers. We manage the hiring for the top Healthcare and Science opportunities throughout New York and Connecticut. We have multiple opportunities available within these fields, ranging from Registered Nurses, LPNs, and Medical Assistants, as well as Laboratory Technicians, Chemists, and Research and Development Associates. The companies we work with provide competitive pay, great benefits, and ample room for growth. These long term opportunities are with top Healthcare Providers and Laboratories in the Northeast! Each of these hiring managers will make an immediate hiring decision for the right candidate .

Job Description:

  • Preforming ATP swabbing and environmental swabbing

  • Performing water, air, and sweetener sampling

  • Plating of products such as HFCS, liquid sucrose, granular sucrose, and finished products by filtration method

  • Plating chilled products by pour plate method

  • Plating blend tanks and concentrates

  • Using streak plate method to isolate colonies

  • Perform Bioburden inspections

  • Evaluating data and monitoring trends, reading monitors and pour plates

  • Operation of Autoclave to melt media, sterilize bottles, and sterilize spent plates

  • Reading Air strips – calculating CFU

  • Monitoring incubator temperatures and changing the temperature chart if needed

  • Ability to use a compound microscope for limited identification of microorganisms

  • Able to visually discern between Yeast, Mold, and Bacteria

  • Ability to use a dissecting microscope

  • Ability to collect a sample aseptically

  • Capable of identifying potential sources of contamination and troubleshooting

  • Understanding of pH and how it affects different microorganisms

  • Ability to follow appropriate corrective actions for any out of specification or upward trend of results; e.g. corrective measures/retesting

  • Abide by GMP and Safety Practices

  • Maintaining cleanliness in the lab - housekeeping, proper disposal of spent materials, maintaining uniformity of approach and good microbiological (aseptic) technique

  • Maintaining appropriate inventory of supplies

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Science in Biology or related Bachelors in Science degree


Additional Skills:

Laboratory Technician, Microbiology, Laboratory, GLP, SOPs, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, QC, QA, Microsoft office, Environmental monitoring, Microbiology laboratory, Autoclave, Sterilization, Plating, Aseptic technique, Biology, Science

*If you are not interested in this opportunity, we also hire for entry-level to mid-level roles for the following job opportunities:

  • Certified Nursing Assistants

  • Phlebotomists

  • Medical Assistants

  • Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Registered Nurses

  • Medical Technologists

  • Specimen Processors and Accessioners

  • Lab Assistants

  • Lab Technicians

  • Research Assistants

  • Research and Development Associates

  • Chemists

  • Biologists

  • Quality Assurance Technicians

  • Quality Control Technicians

Please reach out to me at this email to schedule a time to discuss what you are looking for in a new job opportunity!

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.