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Laboratory Technician – Microbiology Team Technician


Last Updated: 10/19/21

Job Description

Zoetis is the world’s largest Manufacturer and Supplier of Animal Pharmaceuticals.

At Zoetis in Lincoln, NE, we manufacture high quality medicines for dogs, cats, and livestock. Our plant has been recognized as one of the Nebraska’s Safest Companies, with a long-standing presence in Lincoln and we continue to grow.

Benefits Include:

Great Health Benefits from day 1!

3 weeks accrued paid vacation and 13 paid holidays

401(k) match with company profit sharing

Tuition reimbursement

Position Summary

Schedule and conduct Environmental Monitoring to support manufacturing activities and for product release while following GLP, QO and Regulatory procedures. Prepare media for Quality Control testing to support manufacturing activities and for product release while following batch records, QO, and GLP procedures. Perform sterility testing, water sample testing, moisture analysis and other various biological tests as needed. Perform routine glassware and apparatus preparation, washing and sterilization in compliance with specified Standard Operating Procedures.

Position Responsibilities

Under close supervision, the Laboratory Technician will perform routine laboratory procedures using aseptic technique, in compliance with specifications in all Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Test Procedures used to support testing and release of product.

  • Routine glassware and apparatus preparation, washing of glassware
  • Decontaminate materials from laboratories via autoclave sterilization
  • Sterilize glassware and other materials for use in laboratories
  • Pick up and delivery of laboratory equipment and glassware for cleaning and sterilization based on several communication channels and schedules
  • Prepare aseptic and non-aseptic media for other groups within QO
  • Perform Environmental Monitoring in production areas
  • Monitor processes and alert supervisory personnel of known or suspected quality problems
  • Practice basic aseptic laboratory procedures as per training and SOPs
  • Apply Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to assigned work
  • Learn and demonstrate understanding of basic sterilization principles
  • Learn and comply with regulatory requirements such as USDA, FDA, EU
  • Perform sterility testing, water sample testing, moisture analysis and other various biological tests as needed.
  • Assist in inventory management of laboratory supplies, assist in the equipment preparation and sterilization for laboratories as needed.

Education and Experience


  • Two years associate degree in science or
  • One to two years relevant experience with relevant science-based college courses.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences/chemistry
  • Experience with aseptic manufacturing environments
  • Competent using Window-based applications, specifically MODA, SAP, LIMS, Process Runner and Excel

Technical Skills and Competencies Required


Basic Aseptic technique, Excellent Organization, Verbal and Written Communication skills, Experience in dishwasher and autoclave operation beneficial.

Basic understanding of aseptic operation and microbiology.


Experience with aseptic practices and aseptic manufacturing areas, Knowledge of MODA SAP, LIMS, Process Runner and Microsoft Excel.

Physical Position Requirements

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 20-50 pounds routinely, withstand long periods of standing, exposure to temperature. Manual dexterity using hands and fingers
  • Withstand long periods of standing
  • Exposure to high temperatures (autoclaves)Occasional need to sit, reach with hands and arms
  • Manual dexterity using hands and fingers
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision work
  • Occasional need to sit, reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to work flexible hours, work weekend and overtime

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.