Micro Lab Tech 3rd shift

Bellisio Foods and Overhill Farms
Jackson, OH 45640
United States
Job Description

We cherish that each individual is unique and celebrate the differences that make each of us remarkable. Bellisio Foods commits to embrace diversity, empower through equity, and elevate marginalized voices through inclusion. We believe that our dedication to these values increases creativity, produces innovation, drives growth, and creates an engaged and thriving team. We are devoted to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all team members feel welcomed, valued, and respected.


The Micro Lab Technician will be able to assist finding the root cause of high organism count.  Prevent organism growth through working with sanitation and maintenance for all equipment.  Prioritize micro lab work to get finished goods results out in a timely fashion. Must be motivated to be in compliance with various food safety testing protocols and spend time researching new equipment and methods.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage day to day operations of the Micro Lab

• Staffing of the micro-Lab and Techs coordinating testing schedules

• Ordering supplies

• Maintaining food safety systems, environmental sampling, and finished product testing

• Report results of testing

• Maintain records for USDA and Audits

• Advise management of concerns and probable causes

• Investigate problems, and work with sanitation and compliance to bring systems under control

• Principles of HACCP

• Understanding of food borne pathogens and how to control them

• Ability to analyze complex processes

• Safe food handling practices

• High indicator organism count, I must assist finding the root cause 

• Prevent organism growth through working with sanitation and maintenance for all new equipment

• Prioritize micro lab work to get finished goods results out in a timely fashion

• Assist in the decision making of finished products, that may need to be destroyed

• Decisions are known everyday by product by product on hold or release

• Supervisor review work daily

• 90 % of time spent internally 10% with outside people


• Most of my time is spent keeping us in compliance with the various food safety testing protocols that have been set. I also spend time researching new equipment and methods.


Physical Demands:

• Lifting, bending, walking, hand movements, coordination, reaching, etc.


• 2-year degree preferred in Microbiology

• Understanding of food manufacturing GMP’s

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

• Excellent communication and documentation skills

• Exceptional organizational and time management skills

• Strong Micro training in food microorganisms


AOAC Testing Proficiency


• Experience with SAP

Bellisio Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran, or disability status. 

Disclaimer: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.