Media Preparation Technician

HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Nutley Requisition # 2020-86500 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30am - 5pm Address111 Ideation Way, Nutley, 07110

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How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

The Media Preparation Technician will maintain, clean and sterilize glassware in a laboratory setting. Prepare media, buffers, reagents and stock solutions for CDI Investigators and perform tests under direct supervision.


A day in the life of Media Preparation Technician at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Inspect items after removal from washer/dryer.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could affect laboratory results.
  • On a daily basis, collect laboratory materials (i.e., pipettes, jars, dishes and other glassware) from each area of the Laboratory.
  • Maintain inventory of solutions and powders necessary to perform work.
  • Notify CDI administration of malfunctioning equipment, broken and chipped items.
  • Operate an autoclave for sterilization of infectious glassware, petri dishes, tubes, etc.
  • Maintain clean and orderly work area. Sort and deliver material to appropriate lab.
  • Manufacture and testing of media, buffers, reagents, stock solutions, and other similar items by following established standard operating procedures according to the department requirements and maintaining record keeping for procedures performed.
  • Weighs, pipettes, and pours media using aseptic technique in a sterile environment.
  • Use pH meter, balances, autoclaves, and other microbiological equipment to prepare media and broths.
  • Weigh and measure in-process materials to ensure proper quantities are added/removed.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Experience working in a sterile environment and performing aseptic processing.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Minimum of 1 to 3 months of on the job training in special cleaning techniques, operation of autoclave, and proper disposal of waste and other duties.

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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