Laboratory Assistant in Morton Grove, IL at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Cheese Culture Lab Assistant

10/08/2018 – 12/30/2018 w/ benefits

Morton Grove, IL

Pay: 16.38/hr

1st Shift: Tuesday- Friday ONLY

Roughly 7:30am – 4pm

***Will work no more than 36 hours per week (typically between 22-36)


  • H.S. Diploma
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a GMP regulated, food environment, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic FDA regulated environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Strong communication skills


  • Contamination plating at each step of process (TSA + Sheep blood)
  • Send phage samples to Central LAB
  • Keeping and maintaining records of daily Pre- Op inspections
  • Tools ensemble and sterilization
  • Assemble and sterilize centrifuge bearings and bowls
  • Assemble packaging pumps and sterilize
  • Assemble and sterilize blenders
  • Disassemble centrifuges

The Technician will also be responsible for Starter Media and/or Milk Sterilization

  • Glycerin Sterilization
  • KOH sterilization
  • Sodium Citrate Sterilization
  • Measuring De-Ionized water volume in flask
  • Weighing of Sodium Citrate Powder
  • Mixing of Sodium Citrate powder and water
  • Can Sterilization
  • Milk Preparation
  • Mixing of Milk and Di-Ionized water per formula
  • Cell Paste Transfer to Sterile Buckets
  • Addition of Sterilized Ingredients for Formulation (flask or fermenter) Blending
  • Formulation of Blend
  • Measuring Glycerin volume in Flask or Blend
  • Filler unit set-up - small or large pouch, Code dating
  • Compressed air testing at filler

On Packaging Days the technician will be responsible for the following:

  • Assembly and stamping of white boxes
  • Labeling of Racks
  • Sample collection and QC Testing
  • Boxing of Pouches
  • Fill Liquid nitrogen Tank
  • Fill out packaging record forms
  • Freezing of Boxes
  • Fill out packaging inventory record
  • Product Frozen Storage

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.