Microbiology Technician III

Date: Jan 31, 2024

Location: US-FL-Tampa, Florida, US

Company: Bausch + Lomb


Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better. 

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing and commercial footprint of approximately 13,000 employees and a presence in approximately 100 countries, extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future.  


Job Title:   Technician III, Microbiology 

Location: Tampa, FL


Objectives / Purpose of the Job:

Perform routine and non-routine microbiological testing and environmental monitoring (EM) in support of sterile manufacturing operations.


Key Activities / Responsibilities/Job Functions:

• Prepare equipment/supplies/paperwork for EM/laboratory testing
• Don appropriate attire including lab coat, scrubs, coveralls, or sterile garment as required.
•Perform routine and investigational environmental monitoring of classified manufacturing, filling, and support areas, as well as operations personnel monitoring.
• Collect viable and non-viable samples from facility cleanrooms/personnel.
• Collect critical utility samples (WFI/Pure Air).
• Document sample collection/testing/results in accordance with good documentation practices/ALCOA principles.
• Incubate/read samples.
• Perform data into GLIMS.
• Operate EM/Laboratory equipment including:
      -MetOne, Pinocchio (Compress Air), air sampler, etc.
• Perform visual inspection of media fill units for turbidity/microbial presence.
• Perform testing of WFI in accordance with standard operating procedures/methods including Bioburden and endotoxin/enhancement testing 
• Perform non-routine monitoring/testing in conjunction with laboratory investigations and validation activities.
• Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies.
• All other duties as assigned.


Supervise Direct Reports: No

Qualifications /Training/Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, Biology, or equivalent Life Science required
• 1-2 years of relevant work experience in a cGMP compliant industry preferred

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

• Ability to lift and/or carry 25 lbs.
• Ability to achieve 20/20 correctable vision • Ability to maintain proper personal hygiene.
• Ability to wear laboratory PPE/attire.
• EM Technician III - ability to gown aseptically and work in a controlled environment for extended periods of time (no makeup, jewelry, fingernail polish, etc.).


Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively with peers and management • Ability to work well with others.
• Ability to read, write, and speak English.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work full-time, onsite, including overtime and weekends if necessary to meet department / site objectives.
• Ability to understand and accurately comply with SOPs, test methods, and cGMP requirements.
• Intermediate communication skills (oral and written).
• Basic proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, etc.). 
• Strong organization skills / attention to detail.
• Good work ethic (on time, highly motivated, etc.).
• Basic knowledge of microbiological testing / environmental monitoring techniques.

Shift: Tuesday - Saturday from 3:00pm to 11:30pm
Starting Salary Range: $25.96



This position may be available in the following location: Tampa, FL.

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