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Actalent Lab Technician in Norwalk, Iowa


  • Supplies, inventory management and ordering all products for the micro lab.

  • Maintain Microbiology laboratory quality control activities as outline in the Microbiology Internal Control Plan(ICP).

  • Rapid microbiological analysis including PCR technology.

  • Microbial analysis using AOAC/ISO methodology.

  • Microbial data entry, reporting out of specification data with corrective action initiated.

  • Support quality functions.

  • Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for any product or environmental monitoring deviations and/or failures.

  • Environmental monitoring for pathogens as per the Internal Control Plan

  • Responsible for reporting out microbiological results and managing product and ingredient release as per MFI standards.

  • Adhere to safe work and laboratory practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Responsible for Food Safety and Quality of MFI products.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Assume personal responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.

  • Adhere to Quality work practices, follow all GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance at all times.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Associate's in Microbiology, Biology, Food Science, or other related scientific field.

  • Experience in a lab or manufacturing setting highly preferred.

  • High School Diploma required.

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email ( for other accommodation options.