Food Safety (Microbiologist )
Lyons Magnus - Fresno, CA
senior level management position in the Quality Assurance department of
Lyons Magnus, an international food and beverage manufacturer headquartered
in Fresno, California. The Director, Food Safety (Microbiologist) requires
knowledge of quality control, GMPs, HACCP, proper sanitation, thermal
processing, auditing, and microbiology as it pertains to a food
manufacturing facility. This skill base includes but is not limited to
familiarity with thermal process schedules, verification and commissioning,
methodologies and execution for the microbial examination of food products,
equipment, and environments.
- Manage microbiological
testing laboratory. This is to include all SOP and specifications are
up to date and relevant. Manage and/or perform routine bacterial
screening on raw materials, finished products, environments or special
projects. Maintain reporting system.
- Lead investigator on concerns
pertaining to any microbial concern associated with raw materials,
finished products, environments or special projects.
- Manage environmental
- Develop key objectives to be
met for all direct reports. All objectives should reflect strict
division of labor/responsibility within the micro lab to promote
direct tangible accountability.
- Direct and provide
appropriate training for all direct reports and ensure all direct
reports are functioning effectively within their given job
- Assist SVP of Quality
Assurance and Director of QA by providing quantitative and justifiable
criteria for possible modifications within the given structure of the
- To work closely with, and in
conjunction with all Quality Control personnel and Production Managers
in any assistance capacity affecting shelf stability or root cause analysis
of products with a potential or verified microbial contamination
concern. This to include maintenance/development of process schedules
and best sanitation practices of equipment/environment.
- To conduct on site micro
inspections at Lyons.
- To assist SVP QA, Director of
QA or QS manager on all requests regarding micro concerns. Support
plant programs to ensure aseptic systems are not compromised. Initiate
micro monitoring systems at Plant Engineers' request or on own.
- Maintain surveillance of
pathogenic and non pathogenic organisms as
they relate to potential product contamination, environment, and water
- Maintain all documents,
records and procedures that affect micro results, methods and
- Maintain a current
maintenance and calibration logs for micro lab equipment.
- To supervise assistant micro
technologist/technician, train in areas of accountability and provide
them with written job descriptions in all aspects of their
responsibilities and requirements.
- Initiate purchasing orders of
all required materials and supplies for the micro lab, within the
guidelines of projected budget.
- Direct operational or product
holds to appropriate accountable personnel i.e. warehouse, raw
materials QC, and QC as they pertain to unacceptable micro results.
- As Plant Sanitarian; conduct
Lyons Plant Audits on a prescribed time table to inspect sanitary
conditions and GMP practices. Provide a written inspection sheet with
results of inspections to accountable
personnel and their supervisors.
- As Plant Sanitarian; initiate
preventative work orders as they pertain to the sanitary conditions
that require them. Work closely with the Maintenance Department to
accomplish this task.
Skills and Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge in
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
- A proven track record of
exceptional supervisory skills, organizational skills, and time
- Exceptional verbal and
written communication skills.
- A minimum of a Bachelorís
degree from an accredited university, preferably in Food Science,
- A minimum of 7 years of
successful experience in the food manufacturing as a Microbiologist,
Sanitarian or related field.
- An understanding of the core
competencies of manufacturing/packing of fresh fruit or vegetables,
pasteurized products, and aseptic products and the testing
methodologies of such.
compensation program is designed to attract, motivate, and retain the very
best people. Lyons Magnus offers a comprehensive benefits
plan that include: Health, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long
Term Disability, Sec. 125, 401(k) plan, and more.
If you meet these requirements and are eager to join a
dynamic company poised for further growth, please respond with your cover
letter, salary requirements, and resume.