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Cobb Microbiologist - Corporate Lab

at Tyson Foods in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for Plant and Warehousing based team members.

Los solicitantes seleccionados para este puesto deben estar completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19 como condición de empleo. La verificación de la vacuna se requerirá para el 1 de octubre de 2021 para los compañeros de equipo con base en la sede (corporativa) de la empresa y para el 1 de noviembre de 2021 para los compañeros de equipo en las plantas y almacenes.

Job Details:

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for performing and managing essential laboratory testing associated with poultry health and diagnostics. Diagnostic tests include but are not limited to ELISA, serological tests, PCR analysis, microbiological assays, virus isolation, genetic sequence analysis, and cell culture. This position is responsible for the managing and training of staff, ensuring the accuracy of testing protocols and maintaining the equipment and supplies necessary for testing. Other duties include the reporting of flock (re)certification results to the appropriate authorities. This position requires good organizational skills with respect to sample collection, sample retrieval and providing test results. Critical to the success of this position is active communication within the Cobb laboratory management team and with laboratory technicians, customers, state agencies and vendors. The Microbiologist directly leads a dynamic team of laboratory technicians. REQUIREMENTS: Education: Requires a Bachelor’s degree (BS) from four-year university or college. Master’s degree preferred. Experience: Requires one to two years of related experience. Computer Skills: Requires standard skills in spreadsheets and word processing. Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint preferred. Communication Skills: Requires excellent verbal and written communication with peers, direct reports, customers, state agencies and other laboratories. Supervisory: A team of laboratory technicians. Travel: Minimal domestic trips. Biosecurity: When visiting biosecure environments, showering before entering the facilities is required. The lab jobsite may require showering when leaving the facility. Appropriate clothing and footwear is provided by the Company. No jewelry may be worn on the jobsite except for medical ID jewelry. Must sign an agreement to avoid any avian species (chickens, ducks, birds). The Company Animal Welfare Policy must be followed at all times. Physical: Must use safe lifting techniques. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop; talk, hear, and visually inspect results. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While handling samples, nitrile gloves must be worn. The team member may be exposed to standard laboratory chemicals. Personal Protective Equipment Required: When visiting facilities Team Member is expected to follow the required safety procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment.

Successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for facility-based team members.

During the current Pandemic (2020), all Team Members will be required to wear company issued facial coverings. Training will be provided to each Team Member specific to their job and their facility location in addition to signing an acknowledgement form they understand these expectations.

It is considered an essential function of each job for a Team Member to wear the company issued facial coverings. If a Team Member indicates they will not wear the mask, they will not be considered for the position in which they are applying or any position that requires the facial covering. If a Team Member has a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing the mask, Cobb will engage in an interactive process to determine whether a reasonable accommodation can be provided that addresses the safety concerns associated with the Pandemic and allow the Team Member to perform the essential functions of the job.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:

No

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for Plant and Warehousing based team members. The vaccines against COVID-19 are free for new hires and are accompanied by a cash incentive for eligible non-corporate based hires. Readily available at select sites.

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We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose (http://www.tysonfoods.com/who-we-are/our-story/purpose-values) .

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Job Posting: JC193158347

Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

Updated On: Sep 29, 2021