Laboratory Analyst - Microbiologist - Spark, NV

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Date: Mar 24, 2023

Location: Sparks, Nevada, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

City: Sparks 

State: Nevada


Job description

Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest, Bureau Veritas might be the place for you!

The global food industry is facing growing demand for safe, high-quality food. We help the food industry meet these expectations, while mitigating risks and protecting their brand.

Bureau Veritas offers a complete range of testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services to ensure the safety and quality of your food from farm to fork.


Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry!

Bureau Veritas – Shaping a World of Trust

Job Title: Microbiology Analyst 1

Reports to (title): Laboratory Manager/Supervisor

Department: AgriFood

Location: Sparks, NV



On-the-job training * Competitive benefits * 401K with employer contribution * Bonuses on different work shifts * Employee discounts * Free parking * Flexible schedules * Preventive measures for COVID-19; mask provided, increased cleaning of workplaces, several hand disinfection stations.


Basic Purpose: What is the overall function of the job?

The ideal candidate will have a passion and inquisitiveness for ensuring foods are safe and wholesome. The Microbiology Analyst  is a results orientated person that produces high quality defensible analytical data, safely and on time in our ISO Accredited Food Microbiology laboratory. The Analyst I performs sample preparation and sample set up for both quantitative and qualitative microbiology workflows. This position will grow to gain full knowledge to performing food microbiological procedures to include indicator organisms and rapid PCR assays.


Key Accountability/Responsibilities: What specifically is this job expected to accomplish?


  • Performs basic / advanced sample preparation. Samples in a food micro laboratory might include food ingredients, ready to eat foods, pet food, agricultural products such as grains and legumes.
  • Performs basic microbiological analysis to include indicator organisms such as Aerobic Colony Count, Coliforms, E.coli, Staphylococcus, Yeast and Mold.
  • Gains full knowledge of various microbiological techniques such as petrifilm and plating methods.
  • Gains full knowledge to performing rapid pathogen analysis to include PCR assays for Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli 0157:H7.


Skills and Knowledge: What skills and knowledge are used to carry out job responsibilities and solve problems?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Laboratory Technician role.


  • Accurately follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs).
  • Has, or ability to learn, good laboratory aseptic technique
  • Math skills to understand dilution factors when plating and reading


  • Positive outlook with an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good time-management, communication, multi-tasking and priority setting skills.
  • Works both independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail orientated and record keeping skills.
  • Learns quickly.
  • Adapts to a changing environment.

Computer Skills:

  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Basic understanding of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).



  • B.Sc. in a Science related discipline. Other degrees may be acceptable depending on the amount of direct laboratory experience.


Working Conditions: physical work environment, physical effort, visual and listening attention, and travel

Working Conditions:

  • An Analyst 1 is expected to perform repetitive somewhat physical work using a variety of machines and equipment as required and according to deadlines established by more experienced Analysts and/or their Supervisor.
  • May involve long periods of standing.
  • Some lifting and carrying (up to 10 kgs).
  • Requires flexible working hours, overtime and shift work.
  • Hazardous materials are handled using established safety procedures and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $22.50 per hour



  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance



  • 8 hour shift

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