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Fermentation Lab Technician - BASF Enzymes, San Diego Pilot Plant
Ref No.: 18-20263
Location: San Diego, California
Fermentation Lab Technician - Client Enzymes (part-time 20-40 hours/week)
San Diego, CA
6+ Months

Under general supervision carry out general laboratory duties including housekeeping and maintenance.


1. Support fermentation/recovery operations:
• Read SOP
• Prep various types of media: Add chemicals, Adjust to correct volume according to SOP.
• Sterilize medium/solutions using autoclave.
• Prepare fermentors /recovery equipment for SIP or CIP sequences.
• Calibrate probes according to SOPs.
• Set up fermentors/recovery equipment-hook up all external feed bottles, adjust pH and bias, add necessary ingredients according to SOP.
• Perform analysis according to SOPs.
• Prepare samples for analysis performed by external groups.
• Ensure identified problems are communicated to Shift Supervisor
and/or scientists.

2. Pilot plant housekeeping
• Ensure pilot plant and equipment is kept clean.
• Assist in checking chemical/supply inventory and notifying when items are needed.
• Inform supervisor of maintenance issues and submit facilities requests for needed repairs.

3. Other duties as assigned by Team Leader

AA Degree in life sciences, Experience working in a professional laboratory setting.