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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 5/3/2017

Dairy Farmers of America Ithaca, NY

Ithaca, NY
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to:

* Clean out Salmonella enrichment containers per Laboratory Procedure #5029

* Cut down non-insulated boxes and place in appropriate garbage receptacle

* Remove and collect all Non-biohazard trash from the secure laboratory area(s) and place in the appropriate garbage receptacle

* Micro lab glassware

* Take clean glassware to the micro lab and/or pick up dirty glassware and load the dishwasher. Ensure any remaining agar or sample is removed from the glassware before placing into the dishwasher.

* Record bromothymol test (Laboratory Procedure #5081) on clean glassware before unloading and record in the appropriate glassware logbooks

* Chemistry lab glassware (Refer to Laboratory Procedure #5081)

* Wash all appropriate glassware in the dishwasher

* Wash and rinse clean appropriate glassware with DI water

* Mopping

* Use a 10% bleach water solution to mop all floors in the laboratory

* Scrub with soap and water as necessary

* Mop Laboratory room floors and clean designated areas within lab as indicated on Form 5046-1 and Form 5200-2

* Clean areas otherwise indicated by management

* Load and unload biohazard trash in autoclave for sterilization

WEEKLY AND MONTHLY/QUARTERLY Duties include, but are not limited to

* Sweep/mop Listeria lab

* Clean Water baths

* Wipe down the shelves, phone, etc. and sanitize

* Replace shelf liners

* Wipe down the windowsills

* Wipe down the table legs and sanitize

* Clean trashcan handles and bases and sanitize

* Clean all drawer handles

* Mop the autoclave room floor

* Use hot soap and water and scrub under autoclaves and walls as needed

* Mop the walk-in incubators

* Scrub the jug room sink with Comet or other cleaning agent and sanitize

* Sanitize all door handles in all rooms with a sanitizer or Clorox wipe