Post Holdings Micro Lab Technician (1st Shift ; 6 AM - 2:30 PM) in Gaylord, Minnesota

Michael Foods Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food.


This position in responsible for media preparation, which includes all quality controls performed and documented in the lab such as media PH, sterilizer records, water bath and incubation temperatures on the defined frequency, Lab supplies (ordering and inventory), and general lab procedures such as transfers and slating of raw materials.


  • Media preparation (preparing pre-poured plates).

  • Supplies inventory, receiving and ordering (SAP knowledge).

  • Quality control functions in the lab including: performing temperature checks on incubators and water baths daily, sterility testing and documentation of the sterilizer, media PH, PH meter calibration, thermometer calibration.

  • Media transfers for the rapid essays.

  • Plating procedures on raw materials.

  • Performing rapid tests (gene-trak).

  • Plating procedures on swabs and sponges (includes plating and streaking).

  • Data entry on computer.

  • Temp abuse procedures.

  • Responsible for analyzing Microbiological results for out of specification conditions and holding or releasing product for shipment in our inventory management system based upon those results.

  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • None Required.


  • One year certificate from college or technical school or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Skill in working with computers and experience with spreadsheet and word-processing software.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.