Covance Microbiology Technician On-Call in Battle Creek, Michigan

Job Overview

Microbiology Technician for the Food Safety Department at the Battle Creek, MI site. This is an On-Call position with flexible hours up to 20 hours a week.

Are you a science major student looking for a career in the field of microbiology?

Preventing exposure to harmful pathogens and food-borne illnesses is important work. We provide several microbiology testing solutions that ensure the safety of our client’s consumers, including pathologen testing, quantitative assays, and allergen testing. Work alongside industry leaders to gain hands on experience that will give you real world experience.

Training is provided for this role. You must be comfortable with working with food. This is a great role to start a career working in a microbiology laboratory!

• Media preparation and quality control, including all appropriate documentation.

• Autoclave operation.

• Learn proper handling procedures and aseptic technique.

• Prepare composites of routine samples.

• Perform initial dilutions of samples.

• Performs routine cleaning and quality checks for equipment.

• Performs routine cleaning of work areas.

• Maintains inventory levels and helps to stock supplies.

• Learns how to document work and maintain laboratory records.

• Learns to plan for assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively schedule multiple assignments.

• Contributes to a cohesive team environment.

• Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.

• Picking up samples from client sites

• Performs other related duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or Associate Degree


  • 0-2 years of laboratory experience with a High School Diploma

  • An Associate Degree preferred

Job Number 2018-18146

Job Category Nutritional Chemistry

Position Type On Call

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