Job description Industrial Bacteriological Technologist in Canada

Find out what work is like for an industrial bacteriological technologist in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Biological technologists and technicians (NOC 22110).

Biological technologists and technicians


Biological technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals working in fields such as agriculture, resource management, environmental protection, plant and animal biology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology and health sciences, or may work independently in these fields. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, manufacturers of food products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology companies, health, research and educational institutions, environmental consulting companies, and resource and utilities companies.

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Biological technologists and technicians have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Biological technologists
  • Set up and conduct biological, microbiological and biochemical tests and laboratory analyses in support of research and quality control in food production, sanitation, pharmaceutical production, biotechnology and other fields
  • Apply methods and techniques such as microscopy, histochemistry, chromatography, electrophoresis and spectroscopy
  • Perform experimental procedures in agriculture, plant breeding, animal husbandry, biology and biomedical research
  • Conduct field research and surveys to collect data and samples of water, soil, and plant and animal populations
  • Conduct environmental monitoring and compliance activities for the protection of fisheries stock, wildlife and other natural resources
  • Analyze data and prepare reports
  • Conduct or supervise operational programs such as fish hatchery, greenhouse and livestock production programs.
  • Biological technicians
  • Assist in conducting biological, microbiological and biochemical tests and laboratory analyses
  • Perform limited range of technical functions in support of agriculture, plant breeding, animal husbandry, biology, biomedical research and environmental protection
  • Assist in conducting field research and surveys to collect data and samples of water, soil, and plant and animal populations
  • Assist in analysis of data and preparation of reports.

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 22110), and a list of similar occupations:

  • agricultural technician
  • agricultural technologist
  • agrology technician
  • aquaculture technician
  • bacteriological technician
  • biological laboratory technologist
  • botanical technician
  • fish hatchery technician
  • fisheries technician
  • food bacteriological technician
  • microbiology quality control technologist
  • microbiology technologist (except medical)
  • plant breeding technician
  • seed technologist
  • wildlife biology technician

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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