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Microbiology Technician 1

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted September 16, 2021.

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That’s why we’re committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people’s health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Our location in Sylmar, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Microbiology Technician 1


Perform laboratory and environmental testing per routine documented procedures.  As needed, will perform the tasks for maintenance of the microbiology laboratory.


  •  Support the Microbiology Laboratory:
    • Equipment preparation and steam sterilization/depyrogenation.
    • Preparation of media/reagents.
    • General laboratory cleaning.
    • Ordering of supplies.
    • Waste Disposal
  • Perform Test Procedures:
    • Perform particulate testing of devices.
    • Perform bioburden estimation of devices, components, and solutions.
    • Perform endotoxin testing of devices, components, and solutions.
    • Perform validation of product test procedures.
  • Perform Environmental Monitoring:
    • Perform testing of cleanrooms (particle counts, air velocity, pressure differential, microbial count).
    • Perform testing of BSC or Laminar Flow Hoods
    • Perform testing for ancillary systems (microbial count, Bacterial Endotoxin)
  • Documentation of laboratory procedures:
    • Accurate record keeping of lab procedures performed and their results.
    • Archiving of lab records.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Two or four year degree in microbiology/biology or minimum of two year science curriculum desired.
  • 1-2 years medical device experience preferred.
  • Some laboratory experience desired. (Experience may be through post-high school courses)
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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