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Formulation Technician

Columbia, Maryland

Job Description Summary:

  • Under the director of the Director, of R&D, the Formulation Technician, located in Columbia, MD, will follow operating procedures for the formulation of biological products ensuring consistency throughout in a safe and efficient manner. The Formulation Technician preforms weighing of raw materials, mixing/blending process, preparation of daily product batches, monitoring the processes, recordkeeping of formulation results, daily laboratory maintenance and cleaning/sanitation of the work areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carries out all assigned duties including but not limited to product formulation, fermentation, and processing
  • Maintains the inventory of raw materials and finished products
  • Operates, cleans and maintains laboratory equipment including corrective and preventative maintenance on associated equipment, as required.
  • Ensures compliance and accuracy involving all product tracking and product security.
  • Performs in-process and post-process quality assurance sampling, testing, and visual inspections to ensure all products meet the Certis product specifications and customer expectations
  • Records and monitors process conditions to ensure compliance to SOP
  • Properly weighs, data records, and batches tracking throughout the process
  • Executes tests on required analytical equipment.
  • Supports new product and process development work with the R&D team
  • Reports the results of work in verbal and written forms.
  • Ability to knowledge of formulation using extrusion and fluidized bed dryer equipment, a plus.


Work Environment / Travel Requirements:

  • Work is conducted in a laboratory setting. Sitting, standing, pushing pulling and lifting up to 20 lbs.


  • BS Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with emphasis in relevant area (chemistry organic, physical chemistry, biochemistry, materials science)
  • 1-3 years prior experience in formulating microbials and natural plant products in agriculture, a plus
  • Working knowledge and experience in fermentation, processes and experience in transferring technology to commercial production, preferred


Human Resources
Kasia O'Donnell

Certis USA, L.L.C
9175 Guilford Road, Suite 175
Columbia, Maryland 21046