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Analytical Microbiological Specialist in Golden, CO at NextGen

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

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    Golden, CO
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Job Description

Title: Manufacturing Operations - Analytical Microbiological Specialist

Golden, CO 80401

Start Date: 06/12/2018

End Date: 06/12/2020

6am - 6pm

M - F

Comments/Special Instructions
This position is a 4x4 rotating shift. 4 days on 4 days off 6a-6p which rotates to graves every 2 weeks then back to days every 2 weeks


  • Knowledge of microbiological evaluation, techniques and methodologies typically acquired through a 4-year degree in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry or other life sciences; or 3-5 years hands-on experience in a microbiology or biochemical laboratory.

  • Practical knowledge and usage of laboratory equipment including, microscopes, Millipore filtration, autoclaves, incubators (aerobic and anaerobic), pH meters, and media preparation and dispensing equipment.

  • Sufficient knowledge of computers and databases.

  • Microbiology: Sound conceptual knowledge of aseptic sampling, processing, and microorganism development.

  • Requires extensive walking and standing in wet-cold, hot-dry dusty areas.

  • Must lift and carry samples from process areas (25+lbs).


  • Performs timely and accurate aseptic sampling and identification of materials and processes throughout the brewing, fermenting, conditioning and packaging functions.

  • Aseptically prepares and dispenses microbiological media into plates or bottles.

  • Processes samples using aseptic techniques onto filters, plate and liquid media, incubates samples per specification for consistent growth and analyses of microorganisms.

  • The large number of samples processed (>250,000 annually) requires critical attention to methods and conditions. Inputs all sampling location and times into the Micro-Quality databases in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Maintains a safe clean, sterile laboratory work environment.

  • This includes daily maintenance, cleaning and sterilizing of sampling bottles, equipment (sterile filtration apparatus, autoclaves, incubators, etc.) tools, and work areas.