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Actalent Lab Technician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Title: Lab Technician - FIRST SHIFT

Job Description

Join our team as a Lab Technician and engage in the critical preparation of raw and finished materials. This role involves preparing media, plating samples, and conducting microbiological analysis, including food pathogen testing for Salmonella and Listeria. You will perform chemical, physical, and microbiological analysis of raw materials, in-process, and finished yeast products. Utilize a Risograph for activity tests on various dough types and maintain laboratory equipment by cleaning, calibrating, and recording maintenance. Additionally, manage the stocking of processing areas with laboratory-prepared solutions, perform consistent tests following procedures, prepare media for microbiological tests, and complete essential monthly and bi-annual tasks.


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Food Science, Microbiology or related field preferred

Work Environment

This position operates in a first shift schedule from Monday through Friday. The candidate must be open to optional weekend hours as needed. The lab setup supports approximately three colleagues per shift, promoting an environment of independence.

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

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

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