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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:

Bachelor's or Associate's in Microbiology, Food Science, Biology or related field.

High School Diploma + 1-2 years experience in a lab environment.

Strong attention to detail and communication skills


Able to work independently

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

Actalent is an equal opportunity employer.

About Actalent

Actalent connects passion with purpose. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts that drive scale, innovation, and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 engineering and sciences consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500. An operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, Actalent launched as a new specialized engineering and sciences services and workforce solutions brand in 2021.