Fermentation Technician

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1194982

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Contract

Date Added October 3, 2023

Airswift is seeking a Fermentation Technician to work with a major company in Houston, TX, on a 6 month contract.

As a Fermentation Technician, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day fermentation processes in our organization.


  • Execute and monitor microbial fermentation processes according to established protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Prepare and sterilize fermentation equipment, media, and culture vessels.
  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble fermentation equipment in a timely manner.
  • Set up and maintain fermentation systems, ensuring proper aeration, temperature, pH, and nutrient levels.
  • Monitor and record critical process parameters, including biomass growth, dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, and other relevant variables.
  • Assist team members with troubleshooting fermentation-related issues and take corrective actions when necessary to maintain process performance and product quality.
  • Support the development and optimization of fermentation protocols and strategies.
  • Maintain detailed records of fermentation activities through an electronic lab notebook.
  • Follow site SOPS, adhere to safety guidelines, and ensure compliance.
  • Keeping a clean and tidy working environment.


  • Bachelor's degree in microbiology, biochemistry, fermentation science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in aerobic microbial fermentations, ideally in an industrial or research setting.
  • Solid understanding of aerobic microbial fermentation principles, processes, and techniques.
  • Hands on experience with the operation and maintenance of benchtop bioreactors (Eppendorf, Sartorius, Infors, etc.), related control software and instrumentation is a must.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze fermentation data, troubleshoot issues, and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow protocols and SOPs accurately.
  • Proficient in aseptic techniques (BSLI & BSL2) for microbial growth as well as testing.
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Strong sense of self-motivation and ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Promote safety in all areas of work and adhere to good laboratory practices.

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