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Actalent Microbiology Lab Technician in Norwalk, Iowa


Supplies, inventory management and ordering all products for the micro lab.

Maintain Microbiology laboratory quality control activities as outline in the Microbiology Internal Control Plan(ICP).

Rapid microbiological analysis including PCR technology.

Microbial analysis using AOAC/ISO methodology.

Microbial data entry, reporting out of specification data with corrective action initiated.

Support quality functions.

Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for any product or environmental monitoring deviations and/or failures.

Environmental monitoring for pathogens as per the Internal Control Plan

Responsible for reporting out microbiological results and managing product and ingredient release as per company standards.

Adhere to safe work and laboratory practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety

Will be required to visually assess test outcomes by color (Ex. staining, changes in agar color, salmonella rapid test)

Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


BA or BS in Microbiology, Food Science, Biology or related. No certifications required


-Attention to detail!


-Take ownership of processes / when make mistakes


-Able to work independently and unsupervised

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.