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Michael Foods, Inc.

Microlab Technician I (6:00 am - 2:30 pm)

Michael Foods, Inc. - Elizabeth, NJ

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.


The Micro Lab technician position is responsible for the performance of various microbiological analyses while adhering to approved procedures. In addition, to assist and ensure product quality and food safety, integrity and quality oriented attributes are required.


Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.

Adhere to Quality work practices, follow GMP's, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.

Receive and prepare raw, in-process, and finished product samples for microbiological analysis.

Maintain accurate and legible documentation

Practice Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs)

Review all test results against established specifications and standards. Perform product holds and release as applicable.

Perform laboratory analysis per MFI standardized test methods and lab requirements to ensure compliance with standards and regulations.

Perform equipment check and safety monitoring as required.

Assist in maintaining the lab’s quality control system

Perform bacterial identifications

Maintain lab database

Sterilize microbiological wastes

Prepare media as required for testing

Maintain a clean and orderly work area including all storage areas.

Support Quality and Company initiatives

Actively participate with departmental and cross-function teams as needed.

Sample pickup(if needed)

Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Associates/Bachelors degree in food science, biology, chemistry or related field or sufficient education and experience to perform the essential functions of the position.

Basic lab training preferred.

Proficient written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge of GMPs, GLPs, and sanitation procedures

Basic proficiency using computer programs (MS Office) for collecting and analyzing data, writing procedures and reports.


Ability to work in a fast pace environment

Rotational weekend/holiday work required.

Must possess the ability to follow instructions and to work in a team as well as independently.

Valid Driver's License.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or a physical or mental disability.

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9 days 21 hours ago

Michael Foods, Inc.


Microlab Technician I (6:00 am - 2:30 pm) Michael Foods, Inc. - Elizabeth, NJ, United States


Location: Elizabeth, NJ

Company Profile:
Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products, and with net sales exceeding $1.5 billion. At Michael Foods, our customers' wants and needs serve as a foundation for all we do. We have become a leader in the food industry by introducing innovative, value-added food technology and customer solutions.