Laboratory Technician IV - Microbiology

Waco, TX, United States
Oct 17, 2020
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Job Description
  • Performing microbiological tests on raw materials, in-process and finished product samples.
  • Interpreting test results based upon the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Preparing microbiological media.
  • Receives and/or prepares supplies and media.
  • Environmental and facility sample collection.
  • General laboratory cleaning and sanitation.
  • Entering data from testing for trend analysis.
  • Performing routine cleaning of incubators and refrigerators.
  • Maintain all necessary documentation regarding the activities listed above.
  • May perform equipment calibrations.
  • May assist with microbial investigations.
  • May prepare trend analysis and reports.


Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Strong math skills, including the comprehension of metric weights and measures, performing complex calculations, and spreadsheet management.
  • Ability to perform detailed tasks and document activities accurately.
  • Able to work in an aseptic controlled environment which includes wearing PPE, aseptic gowning qualifications, and subsequent gowning requalification's.
  • Specific vision requirements include 20/20 near vision (can be corrected with eyeglasses or contacts).
  • Ability to work and communicate with others in a professional and effective manner, within a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, write, and communicate effectively in English.
  • Intermediate user knowledge and understanding of Windows based computer systems such as Microsoft Office, with an ability to learn other computer-based systems. Experience with SAP preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Physically able to continuously stand and walk.
  • Physically able to lift up to 40 lbs. for men and 35 lbs. for women.
  • Physically able to bend, climb, lift, squat, stoop, and stretch to reach frequently.

Education and Experience
  • Associates Degree with an emphasis in biological science and four (4) years of related lab experience is preferred.
  • Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Two (2) years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing microbiology lab or similar laboratory experience.
  • Experience working in a GMP regulated environment preferred.
  • Intermediate user knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience with LIMS and Trackwise preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.