Microbiology Lab Technician- 2nd Shift in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

"The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:


  • Conduct Quality Control testing to determine quantity and quality of sample characteristics

  • Electronically capture, by means of thorough and clear documentation, all pertinent information required to verify the reliability of test results

  • Respond and react to the detection of testing anomalies and deviations in operation or procedure (performing instrument and method troubleshooting, initiating laboratory-based investigations, etc.)

  • Assist with reviewing and approving instrument outputs and test results containing mathematical calculations, graphs, charts, and narratives

  • Participate in routine instrument maintenance as assigned

  • Assist in execution of studies and protocols

  • Assist in training activities as assigned


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Visual Activities:  Must be capable of accurately discerning instrument read-outs or displays.  Good color discrimination.  Must possess appropriate manual dexterity for lab operations Physical Activities:  Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, reaching, handling, talking, hearing, pulling, fingering, grasping.,


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

  • Laboratory experience (preferably with quantitative and qualitative chemical or microbiological analysis)

  • Experience with instrumental analysis such as chromatography or spectroscopy (chemistry), rapid detection or microbial identification (microbiology) is a plus

  • Experience with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is a plus

  • Experience with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) or Quality System Regulation (QSR) desired

  • Requires experience with operating common laboratory instrumentation and equipment (fume hood, pH meter, microscope, etc.)   

  • Basic laboratory metrology (e.g. volumetric labware, analytical and top-loading balance, etc.)

  • Computer literate in Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Maximum lifting height 6 feet.  Occasionally exerting up to 50 pounds and routinely up to 25 pounds.  Standing for extended periods of time Environmental Conditions 

    • ​As a rule, the Laboratory Technician is subject to controlled indoor conditions with some temperature change from occasional tasks outdoors or in the warehouse.  Will be exposed to materials that are hazardous.  Will be exposed to unpleasant odors (characteristic of chemistry and microbiology laboratories). Personal protective equipment is provided.  Lab coat and safety glasses are required at all times when in the microbiology laboratory.


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Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation 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.

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