Microbiology Technician I - #7531373

Abbott Laboratories

Fecha: hace 2 semanas
ciudad: Alajuela, Alajuela
Tipo de contrato: Tiempo completo
About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You will have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Alajuela, Zona Franca Coyol location in SH Business. In Abbott’s Structural Heart Business Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.

What You’ll Do

This position executes Documentation Control activities which includes:

The primary function of this position is to perform daily duties of the microbiology laboratory and tests required to monitor the production area environment. The individual will be responsible for carrying out assigned tasks, which could include laboratory experiments and testing of raw material and processes as per routine documented procedures and to perform the tasks for maintenance of the microbiology laboratory

Supporting the Microbiology Laboratory activities:

  • General laboratory cleaning (dishwashing, cleaning surfaces, etc.)
  • Equipment preparation and sterilization/depyrogenation.
  • Material Preparation (Packaging and sterilization)
  • Preparation of special test samples.
  • Maintain the necessary testing supplies in stock.
  • Ordering and distribution of supplies.
  • Preparation of media and Fluids as required.
  • Waste disposal as required.

Perform Test Procedures and Environmental Monitoring:

  • Perform sterility testing of devices and components.
  • Perform bioburden estimation of devices, components, and solutions.
  • Collect raw material samples if required.
  • Perform identification of microbial isolates.
  • Coordinates the predetermined sampling and testing schedule to ensure that the controlled environment rooms and water systems meet the environmental specifications requirements.
  • Perform certification testing of cleanrooms according to protocol requirements.
  • Ensures that raw materials and finished product requiring testing are sampled and tested.
  • Support investigations on out-of specification test results.
  • Record Equipment Monitoring Systems.
  • Perform and document the Test results (media liquid).

Validation and Calibration:

  • Assists in the validation of the manufacturing sterilizers, the CAE room and supporting systems and the water systems.


  • Maintain and file all laboratory test data and reports.
  • Evaluates and maintains trend charts of environmental test data, water system, product tests and other microbiology related data.
  • Maintains traceability of clinical product used for testing.
  • Level of Review / Authority.
  • Test results are reviewed by Microbiologist/Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Degree required.
  • 0-2 years on similar roles.
  • Basic use of MS Office software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basis English level / Preferred
  • Laboratory assistant diploma or studies in microbiology, biology or biotechnology fields is a plus.
  • Medical Devices Laboratory Training.
  • Prior medical device experience.
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory equipment such as pH meter, analytical balance, incubator/refrigeration, autoclave, etc


Monday to Friday at 6:00am - 3:30pm

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