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Process Technician - Media Prep

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Palo Alto, California, US, 94304

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a wide range of science-based solutions.  We are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to join our team as a Media Prep/Glassware Technician in our media kitchen in Palo Alto, CA. In this role you will be part of a team applying cutting edge biotechnology to address customer needs in a wide range of industrial applications.  We are offering a $500.00 sign on bonus for this position.

The ideal candidate will have:
•    Hands-on experience in Media Prep, preferable in a non-academic setting.
•    Effective time management and organizational skills, strong, math skills.
•    Familiarity with standard office computer software: email, timekeeping, Microsoft office
•    Strong customer service skills, problem-solving skills and ability to work independently after initial training period.
•    Ability to troubleshoot issues and follow up as necessary.
•    Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills 
•    Ability to work in a team-oriented environment with minimal supervision.
•    High School diploma or GED plus one (1) year lab experience or equivalent experience required.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Role Requirements:
•    This role provides essential support to our research teams in the preparation of all media, buffers, and plates. Also, clean and sterilization of glassware and consumables. 
•    Able to occasionally lift 30 lbs.
•    Accurately prepare media per recipe or customer guidelines following established protocols and SOPS.
•    Clean and sterilize glassware. Sterilize, restock and maintain working levels of all commonly stocked liquid media, plates, and glassware.
•    Perform general lab maintenance and housekeeping per department procedures.
•    Follow safety guidelines, equipment procedures, and chemical handling guidelines.
•    Operate autoclaves, glassware washers, plate fillers, and agar dispensers.
•    Participate in continuous improvement efforts to increase quality and service levels, improve process safety, efficiency, and reliability

At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace.  Visit to learn more about our Equality Policy.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto