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Microbiologist Microbiologist I Competencies Measurable Goals Communication

2019-06-21 2020
Merieux NutriSciences
Position: Microbiologist Salary: Unspecified Type: Full Time Location: Madison, WI 53704, US
Microbiologist I


Measurable Goals


Helps relay information regarding operational changes to others

Supports training of new technicians by checking comprehension and clarifying any misunderstanding

When learning new tasks, summarizes concepts to trainer to convey understanding and asks clarifying questions

Maintains courteous and respectful language and tone

Actively seeks and provides feedback for improvement

Responds to requests in a timely fashion

Participates in group discussions and asks questions for clarity


Volunteers readily for learning new areas

Assists other departments/areas as needed

Demonstrates flexibility with scheduling/other changes

Coordinates staffing levels with department heads to manage sample volumes

Treats all colleagues with respect

Compliance with PTO policy for planned and unplanned (call-offs) PTO and punctuality

Through observation and discussion with others, identifies ways to improve efficiency or reduce waste in specific tasks

Coordinates activities and breaks within department to ensure smooth/efficient operational flow throughout the day

Customer Excellence

Leverages communication and collaboration efforts to understand interdepartamental operations

Adheres to department timelines to ensure client TAT is met

Adheres to methods and work/prep/special instructions to prevent errors

Works with department supervisor to add special or prep instructions to product selections

Safety Focus

Adheres to all safety practices and procedures

Reports any unsafe conditions/behaviors to management

Ensures work area is kept clean and organized to eliminate tripping, slipping and falling hazards

Quality Orientation

Initiates and participates in root cause analyses for non-conformances and customer complaints as needed

Regularly reviews methods to improve background knowledge and remain prepared for audits/client visits

Follows procedures accurately to prevent errors

Vigilantly watches over work areas to identify and correct deviations from procedures

Thorough understanding and familiarity with all documents pertaining to areas of proficiency

Informs management when a planned deviation is needed

Enters and reviews QC data (PCR Graphs, Vidas TVs, Charts, Sterilities, environmentals) and informs management of any
OOS data

Stress Tolerance

Maintains ethical and stable performance under pressure or opposition

Maintains a positive attitude and composure when presented with a challenge or unexpected change in work

Seeks advice from Quality Manager when questioning the integrity of results

Receives feedback openly

Asks for help when needed

Communicates frustrations and sources of stress upward

Managing Work

Prioritizes and coordinates activities and responsibilities with supervisors and leads

Responds to requests in a timely fashion

Organizes workspaces to maximize efficiency

Works with QC Specialist and management to ensure equipment is maintained and communicates any equipment issues to

Keeps one’s own training and reverification data up to date in SMART

Continuous Learning

Takes initiative in coordinating one’s own training and researches background material to gain greater understanding

Knowledgeable in all methods and background information performed in multiple departments

Proficient in multiple stations

Utilizes SMART and supervisors to regularly review methods

Proficient in entering and reviewing test data in LIMS

Executes non-routine analyses for client requests following discussion with management

Does not hesitate to ask questions at the risk of appearing foolish

The Laboratory Technician we are looking for has…

The ability to work collaboratively, as a member of a team, to achieve a common goal
A desire to protect themselves, their friends and family, and the entire world from illness caused by foodborne pathogens
The flexibility and productivity to work in a fast paced, often varied environment
A strong sense of pride in achieving accurate, timely, and consistent results in their work
Your Mission

Work as a member of a team to prepare food samples for testing
Carry out a number of procedures including reading test labels and preparing samples for analysis by recording, weighing
and blending
Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed
Set up and sterilizing equipment needed for analysis of food samples
Work closely with other team members and with the support of a department supervisor
Perform other related tasks as needed
This job is no longer available, please consider other positions.


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