Allergan Laboratory Technician III, Microbiology in Waco, Texas

Laboratory Technician III, Microbiology

Waco, Texas, United States at

6 days agoPost Date

185526Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

Performs microbiological testing on raw materials, in-process and finished product samples.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Performing microbiological tests and interpreting the results based upon the Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Prepare microbiological media.

  • Receives and/or prepares supplies and media.

  • Environmental and facility sample collection.

  • General laboratory cleaning and sanitation.

  • Entering data from testing for trend analysis.

  • Performing routine cleaning of incubators and refrigerators.

  • Maintain all necessary documentation regarding the activities listed above.

  • Perform any other tasks/duties as assigned by manager.


  • Ability to perform detailed tasks and document activities accurately.

  • Able to work in an aseptic controlled environment which includes wearing PPE, aseptic gowning qualifications, and subsequent gowning re-qualification’s.

  • Specific vision requirements include 20/20 near vision (can be corrected with eyeglasses or contacts).

  • Ability to work and communicate with others in a professional and effective manner, within a team-oriented environment.

  • Ability to read, comprehend, write, and communicate effectively in English.

  • Basic user knowledge and understanding of Windows based computer systems such as Microsoft Office, with an ability to learn other computer based systems.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Physically able to continuously stand and walk.

  • Physically able to lift up to 40 lbs. for men and 35 lbs. for women.

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Skills. Experience with LIMS, QMS and Trackwise preferred.

  • Experience working in a GMP regulated environment preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree with an emphasis in biological science and two (2) years of related lab experience is preferred or

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences.

  • One (1) experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing microbiology lab or similar laboratory experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.