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Mirco Health Services Technician


Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Req ID:  3621
Job Function:  Food Safety/Quality Assurance

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


To assist with the QA/Plant monitoring projects conducted in the QA Department. This position will encompass a variety of techniques used in microbiology.


This position is Tuesday-Saturday from 8am-5pm

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  1. To collect and test samples from Processing Plants with accuracy and consistency
  2. To process samples from all areas of a Processing Plant while following lab procedures and trial protocols
  3. Prepare media and other solutions used in the QA laboratory and other laboratories
  4. Autoclave contaminated materials
  5. Maintain prep room (wash and sterilize glassware, maintain supplies and general lab cleaning)
  6. Conduct various lab assays; participate in other laboratory areas, special projects and research trials as needed
  7. Perform manual colony counts on EB Petri Film and on TPC Petri Film when needed
  8. Perform odor evaluation on Shelf Life Product (ranging from “No Odor” to “Spoiled”)
  9. Enter daily results into SAP, Print off daily sample sheets, and e-mail results when needed
  10. Complete other duties as assigned
Minimum Education
  • AA degree in science or related field.  Relevent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
Experience Requirements
  • 2 - 4 years experience in a science related laboratory or related lab or poultry work environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate with the lab team are required. 

  • The candidate must be highly motivated and dependable with a positive attitude; able to work well with others; able to collect data and record results with exceptional accuracy and precision; conscientious and well organized and have experience with MS based software programs since results are entered and updated in the database daily.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is active.  On the plant floor activities such as troubleshooting and re-design of existing systems are routine.  May need to move equipment occasionally. Requires lifting 40 - 75 lbs as well as some handling of spoiled product. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.  Position requires an associate to have the ability to move throughout the complex and all facilities. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.  Position provides exposure to pathogenic organisms and various chemicals as listed in the QA MSDS manual.



Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Salisbury