QA Technician Microbiological Lab (1 year Contract)
BASF
Saskatoon, SK
QA Technician Microbiological Lab (1 year Contract)-1901468

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Description

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2019. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Principal Responsibilities:
1. Testing inoculants using serial dilution, bacterial enumeration, purity testing, sieve/bulk densities, pH analysis and moisture content to ensure the manufactured inoculants meet the required specifications
2. Testing raw and intermediate materials consumed in the production of inoculants using streak plates, pH analysis, moisture content determination and bacterial enumeration for conformance
3. Monitoring and testing bacterial cultures using purity and streak plating, gram staining and spectrophotometry to ensure cultures meet required specifications for use in production
4. Daily lab activities/cleaning including but not limited to equipment calibrations, validations, glassware and media preparation
5. Quality Control technicians are responsible for accurately calculating and recording QC data into spreadsheets or forms which are used to make decisions regarding conformance of inoculants produced in Saskatoon

Qualifications

Formula for Success:
EDUCATION

  • - Degree in relevant science (Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry)
  • - 2-plus years experience in a microbiological lab preferred years‘ experience
  • - Previous experience in microbiological method development/implementation is strongly preferred method
  • -Solid computer skills : MS-Office, Internet
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Primary Location: CA-SK-Saskatoon
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-APN/PD-Regional Operations-63007604