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Microbial Laboratory Technician

Central MN Renewables
Job Description

Central MN Renewables is hiring for a Microbial Laboratory Technician!

Job purpose:
The Lab Technician grows and analyzes Clostridium sp. fermentations designed to produce bio-butanol and bio-acetone. This position works on a rotating shift schedule.

Laboratory Work (80%)- Set up and monitor lab activities:

  • Works assigned 12 hour swing shift including weekends and holidays, will be required to work overtime
  • Performs laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support fermentation
  • Monitors, samples and tests large scale and small scale fermentations
  • Accurately measures each component and electronically documents on required template
  • Enters results into computer database
  • Prepares growth medium and buffers as needed
  • Safety and Maintenance
(20%) Ensures lab is up to code and mandated standards:
  • Constructs, maintains and operates standard laboratory equipment
  • Tests lab equipment to ensure all is functioning properly
  • Troubleshoots lab equipment when able
  • Writes up trouble/maintenance tickets as appropriate
  • Keeps lab secure, safe and clean
  • Prepares required lab reports, charts and graphs following designated protocol
  • Ensures the Laboratory is well stocked and resourced
  • Adheres and abides by all safety checks and regulations
Qualifications 
Essential:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
Preferred:
  • 2 or 4 year degree in Chemistry, Applied Science, Microbiology, Biology or similar field
  • Strong organizational skills to manage and prioritize tasks
  • Critical thinking and trouble shooting
  • Knowledge of microbiology lab techniques and math skills
  • Ability to follow written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • May need to crouch, crawl, climb a ladder or walk up stairs for sample collection
  • Work environment may be hot, cold, loud, humid or slippery, and involve toxic or caustic chemicals
Desirable:
  • Experience working with microbiological cultures and use of aseptic techniques
  • Pilot or production fermentation experience
  • HPLC and GC experience

To apply: Go to our website here and print off the application. Return by mailing or emailing to the address noted on the application.
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