Tyson Foods Lab Microbiologist 4 in Traverse City, Michigan

Title Lab Microbiologist 4

Job Function Lab Services

City Traverse City

State MI

Facility Name (Location) Traverse City Plant

Pay Type Non-Exempt

Position Number 11300215 Lab Microbiologist 4

Full Time / Part Time Full Time

Shift 1

Relocation Covered No

Job Description SUMMARY: Responsibilities will vary from performing one procedure or work instruction to a number of analytical, microbiological or quality system procedures or work instructions in a Food Safety Laboratory. Precision and accuracy in performance of the work instructions and data collection is essential; must be able to maintain laboratory records for process control and comply with quality system and safety requirements. Initial proficiency testing must be passing and competency will be verified at least annually thereafter. Team member will be required to demonstrate proficiency and growth after training; other duties as assigned.

ESSINTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ability to perform complex work instructions and/or operate sophisticated equipment without close supervision; able to work independently and resolve routine problems. Responsibilities will include the following: Ensure samples are appropriately labeled and assist with sample log-in efforts. Proficient with aseptic technique during sample preparation and performance of microbiological assays (eg., PCR and ELISA). Accurate documentation of results. Microbiology media preparation/sterilization. Maintenance and daily verification of laboratory instrumentation. Maintain storage of samples in accordance with established SOP's. Maintain regular communication with internal management regarding samples, schedules, customer requirements, problems, delays, and/or complaints. Will be expected to be flexible and at most times able to do multiple test steps at once. Must be computer proficient: test result entry into the database, report generation.

Must be able to work flexible work schedule including regular weekends. Able to share scheduled on-call responsibilities. Expected to perform non-technical functions such as shipping and receiving, clerical, and light lab maintenance duties.


Education: A minimum of a 2 year associates degree; prefer 4-year degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science and/or Physical Sciences.

Experience: Laboratory experience preferred.

Computer Skills: General knowledge of Windows Microsoft Office Applications.

Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Supervisory: NA

Travel: 5%

Position-Specific Requirements


Must be able to work flexible work schedule including regular weekends

This position does not offer reimbursement for interview expenses and/or relocation assistance. Priority consideration will be provided to area applicants that reside within a 50 mile radius of the posted location first. If local applicants are not selected, applicants from other areas will then be reviewed for consideration.

If you are relocating to this area, please note your relocation date in your Cover Letter.



Req ID 53040BR

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.