Employee Type:Full time
Location:WI Manawa Receiving & Bldg 30
Job Type:Research and Development
Job Posting Title:Microbiologist
Job Title: QA Microbiologist
Department: Quality Assurance
Reports To: Senior Food Safety and Quality Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports the Quality Assurance Microbiology Lab and Quality Assurance systems including: hold program; product protection and food safety programs; lab procedures; product specifications and standards; sanitation programs and effectiveness; HACCP and GMP programs; production labeling; product storage and distribution; and environmental microbiological monitoring programs. Key duties will include the following:
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead Milk Lab employees in QA Supervisor's absence.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee must have knowledge of Inspection and Quality Control methods, techniques and equipment, and knowledge of typical measuring instruments (pH meter for example) and testing procedures. Employee must also have knowledge of computer systems (MS Office programs, SAP, etc.) and ability to learn new systems.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm with the ability to extend or alter hours when necessary.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 1 year laboratory experience preferred. Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology or similar field required. Minimum of 1 year experience in Quality Control in a manufacturing environment preferred.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Employee is required to train in General Safety, all standard training for GMPs, allergens, and food defense, and HACCP training.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to handle documents and computer, and talk or listen.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to laboratory, production floor and office settings, as needed.
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