Kelly Services Laboratory Technician I - Microbiology, Torrance, CA in Torrance, California

Laboratory Technician I Microbiology, Torrance, CA

Shift: Weekends/ Fri- Tues; 9AM-5:30PM

Job Summary:

The technician will be preparing microbiological media and disinfecting cleanroom and other laboratory area. He / She will also perform various analyses such as aerobic plate count (APC), yeast and mold count (Y/M), enrichment, Pseudomonas, etc for Personal Care Products, Water-type samples, Pharmaceuticals, and/or Medical Devices. He / She will also perform water sampling or environmental monitoring . He / She will assist Microbiologists as needed.


  • Prepare microbiological media.

  • Disinfect laboratory area including cleanroom area.

  • Perform general and special microbiology tests such as: total plate count, yeast & mold count, Pseudomonas and enrichment testing.

  • Perform water testing such as: heterotrophic plate count, membrane filtration, MPN Coliform, fecal coliform and other tests as required.

  • Store samples after testing and retrieve samples for re-testing when needed.

  • Perform media inventory.

  • Perform Sterility testing in cleanroom.

  • Assist the microbiologists as needed.

  • Report all test deviations to a supervisor.

  • Learn Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

  • Perform all tests and duties according to cGMP’s.

  • Learn other test procedures as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Working with or exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials

  • Working with known organisms that are potential pathogens, such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, etc.

  • Performing environmental monitoring.

  • Working in confined space.

  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time, up to eight (8) hours per business day.

  • Position requires working at a computer.

  • Position may require the lifting of items up to 20 lb in weight.


  • High School diploma or higher.

  • Some college level microbiology or life sciences class and/or laboratory experience a plus.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Detailed oriented.

  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions.

  • Good writing, communication and computer skills.

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your resume for immediate consideration. Questions? Please call Airika at 714.971.0721

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