Microbiology Technician III

Date: Feb 12, 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: Microbiology Technician III

Objectives/Purpose of the Job:

Performing and reporting on routine and non-routine microbiological testing and environmental monitoring (EM) in support of aseptic manufacturing operations. 


Key Activities / Responsibilities:

The Laboratory Microbiologist is expected to perform the following duties, as assigned:

•Perform routine testing for release of raw materials, finished products, stability samples and R&D products. Support on time product release metrics.

•Ensure all work is performed and documented in accordance with existing company policies, procedures, and Current Good Manufacturing Practices, health and safety requirements.

•Perform routine assays for endotoxin, potency, sterility, bioburden, microbial limits, and preservative effectiveness on various finished products and/or raw materials.

•Conduct temperature chart readings daily and changing chart weekly.

•Support testing validations and protocols with technical execution and writing.

•Perform identification of micro-organisms and support microbial trending for the facility.

•Maintain laboratory culture collection and preserve cultures.

•Contribute to the preparation and review of environmental summaries.

•Maintain and analyse data in LIMS and assist in performance of trend analysis and trend reports.

•Prepare testing media, wash glassware, and run autoclave.

•Assist Microbiologist or Team Lead with any questions regarding routine testing and training.

•Participate in rotation of lab responsibilities and weekend testing rotations.

•Perform testing in conjunction with laboratory investigations.

•Perform testing in support of facility Validation activities.

•Participate in identified projects as assigned by team leadership.

•Perform any other tasks/duties as assigned by leadership.

•Embrace the QUALITY culture.

•Support EHS and SOS initiatives.

•Read/Record all pertinent data on the appropriate forms or computer system in accordance with GDP and ALCOA principles.

•Order and maintain the supplies and inventory of laboratory stations as assigned, with adherence to 5S standards.


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


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

•Ability to stand for up to 4 hours at a time

•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


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

•Advanced communication skills (oral and written)

•Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, etc.)

•Strong organization skills / attention to detail

•Good work ethic (on time, highly motivated, etc.)

•Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical microbiological testing / environmental monitoring techniques


Shift: Tuesday to Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Start Pay Range: $25.96



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

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