Laboratory Technician

Rush, NY

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Description

Remedy Staffing is hiring Lab Technicians for a growing medical supply manufacturer in Rush, NY!

Summary: The purpose of the Culture lab is to verify that the customers sterilizers are working accordingly through the process of sterilizing a spore strip that is comprised of two different type of bacterial spores. Spore strips are comprised of two bacterial spores:

• Geobacillus stearothermophilus (ATTC 7953): Is used to monitor both Steam and Chemical Vapor sterilization modalities. These bacterial spores are incubated at 55-60oC.

• Bacillus atrophaeus (ATTC 9372): Is used to monitor both Dry Heat and EO (Ethylene Oxide) sterilization modalities. These bacterial spores are incubated at 30-39oC.

The strips are transferred into a media tube that that contains a media that acts as a visual indicator. The media contains bromocresol purple which acts as a pH indicator, that changes color depending upon the change in pH due to bacterial growth. If there is bacterial growth within the media tube, the media will change from a purple color to a bright yellow color to signal the presence of bacteria.

Job Duties:

  • Envelopes from customers are received in through mail.
  • Samples are sorted and date ordered depending upon the type of sterilization method and date the samples were processed by the customer.
  • The envelopes are stickered with an identification number for traceability.
  • The control samples and test samples are both transferred into a media tube, and then incubated depending upon the method of sterilization used.
  • Following the incubation time (1-7 days) the samples are examined for any samples that either show a color change or some bacterial growth within the tube.
  • Any samples that are shown to not prove a complete lethality to all the bacterial spores are passed on to the customer service team to contact the customer.

Apply today at remedystaffing.com or call 585-226-6090 with any questions!

Job Requirements

Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree in Biology or related science field preferred.
  • Excellent Communication skills both written and verbal
  • Must be able to read and understand all SOP's pertaining to their department
  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds
  • Basic computer skills including 10-key. 
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