Micro Lab Tech

Aurora, Illinois

Type: Contract

Category: Scientific & Clinical

Job ID: 275826

Date Posted: 01/14/2022

Title: Microbiology Lab Technician

Location: Aurora, IL

Schedule: 12 pm to 8:30 pm 5 days between Monday-Saturday

Type: 6 Month Contract, with the possibility of becoming permanent

Start date: Immediate


  • Asepcally performs microbiology sampling, plating, and testing of samples daily.
  • Conducts microbiological qualitative or quantitative analyses by meticulously following all SOP’s and laboratory methods.
  • Daily, check and record temperature of all refrigerators, freezers, and water baths
  • Daily, verify and record calibration of the top load balance used to weigh samples.
  • Maintain proper record keeping for media preparation, the autoclaves, pH.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in all microbiological tests that are assigned to a Laboratory Associate. This includes submitting accurate and timely results based on the analysis.
  • Stay up-to-date on new regulations and current events regarding food science.
  • Identifies and communicates results that require further discussion with Department Manager/Supervisor.
  • Assists in maintaining quality system records to comply with all accrediting agencies.
  • Perform regular maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments by inspecting, calibrating, cleaning, or sterilizing.
  • Learns new techniques and technologies as appropriate.
  • Maintains a clean and sterilized laboratory environment.


  • BS degree, preferably in Biology/Microbiology or related sciences; current employees without the required degree have been grandfathered based on their years of experience already in the position.
  • Good conceptual basis in biology with proven ability to perform basic microbiology techniques.
  • 2 years laboratory experience preferred
  • Critical thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Excellent organizational skills - ability to use your time, energy, resources, etc. in an effective manner.
  • Ability to distinguish colors.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods
  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify root cause and systematically resolve problems.


Joule, a System One division is a leader in specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. With more than 6,000 employees and roughly 50 offices throughout the U.S. we provide scientific, clinical, engineering, energy, IT, legal and administrative staffing services. For more than 40 years, we have delivered workforce solutions and integrated services to clients nationally.