Corporate Food Safety Engineer/Microbiologist

Malt-O-Meal Company - Lakeville, MN


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If you are looking for rewarding and challenging work with a progressive company, Malt-O-Meal has the right ingredients.As a leading manufacturer of breakfast cereals, we have built a strong reputation for hiring some of the industryís most talented people. We are looking for a


Corporate Food Safety Engineer/Microbiologist

Lakeville, MN


Founded in 1919, Malt-O-Meal Company is privately held and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Malt-O-Meal, the nationís fourth largest cereal manufacturer, supplies a full line of branded cereals to all retail channels. The company currently produces ready-to-eat cereals, hot wheat cereals, and a full line of oatmeal products. The company operates production facilities in Minnesota, Utah, North Carolina and Iowa.Various distribution centers supply the customer base throughout the United States.



Provide technical support to Quality Assurance and Operations with emphasis on continuous improvement of microbiological food safety and quality assurance for Malt-O-Meal cereal products.The position supports microbiological control activities related to ingredients, manufacturing processes, and environmental and equipment hygiene.



  • Serve as a technical resource and Team Member in developing and enhancing programs for assuring microbiological safety and quality of Malt-O-Meal products.
  • Serve as a technical resource to Team Members for continuous improvement of ingredient supply, thermal processing effectiveness, sanitation verification and environmental hygiene monitoring and control.
  • Support the Corporate Food Safety Manager/Microbiologist with a variety of food safety and quality-related activities, including HACCP hazards analysis, validation, allergen control and other prerequisite programs.Serve as backup for the Corporate Food Safety Manager/Microbiologist.
  • Conduct facility and equipment evaluations as well as process evaluations and recommend enhancements for the production of microbiologically safe and quality products.
  • Evaluate, communicate and implement new and existing technologies for enhanced assurance of microbiological safety and quality.
  • Review plant-generated microbiological data and/or summaries, and provide guidance for continuous improvement of sanitation and hygienic conditions in plants.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by Corporate Food Safety Manager/Microbiologist.






Four years college degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related biological science is required.



Five plus years food product experience required preferably as a Food Technologist, Quality Engineer, Food Technologist or Quality Supervisor.Knowledge of food manufacturing processes, HACCP principles, GMPs and statistics are required.



Must possess excellent organizational and problem solving skills, be proficient with the use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, and have demonstrated math/statistical computation skills.Must be able to work safely around food manufacturing equipment.Must be familiar with microbiological sampling and analysis of data, including compilation of summaries.Must be able to communicate technical, scientific, and regulatory information, both written and verbally.Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to make work in a team environment, facilitate meetings and present information.Must be able to read and communicate in English.



Salary based on qualifications.Malt-O-Meal offers a competitive total compensation package and a great work environment.


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