Food Microbiologist – Bartlett, IL
Major:Microbiology or Biological Science
Responsible for the development, execution and maintenance of
company Food Safety and Microbiological policies. Provides microbiological
expertise and guidance to manufacturing, QA and suppliers regarding process
risk and microbial stability of products. Serves as primary internal and
external consultant on all microbiological concerns/issues. Ensures each
manufacturing facility and vendors have required micro procedures and
programs in place.
Duties and Responsibilities:
processes in each manufacturing facility to access microbial risks and
microbial stability of products.
Acts as a
liaison and consults with other departments on microbiological and
Works with QA,
operations, and sanitation to identify and troubleshoot sources of
contamination. Reviews technical problems, recommends solutions, and
anticipates major problems to key operations.
Works with customers
and suppliers to identify and troubleshoot sources of contamination.
Reviews technical problems, recommends solutions, and anticipates major
problems to key operations.
company micro policy. Ensures compliance through facility and documentation
audits. Revises/updates as needed.
company environmental monitoring program. Ensures compliance through
facility and documentation audits. Revises/updates as needed.
validates protocols for microbiological testing of products. Develops
sampling instructions, testing methods and reporting protocol. Communicates
and coordinates efforts of outside laboratories.
reports trend analysis of laboratory test results and product failures.
facility maintains accurate records of all results and procedures. Assures
a high degree of accuracy in all test results obtained.
operations/QA in internal facility audits.
executes and maintains Vendor Approval and Qualification program. Provides
expert auditing of select vendors.
technical guidance and educational training to QA and operations in the
area of food microbiology and environmental practices.
appropriate databases and computer programs to track and analyze
providing the appropriate responses to customer requests for pertinent
product microbiological information.
Works at other
duties / tasks / special projects as assigned by the VP Innovation and
Degree in Microbiology or in a Biological Science.
Minimum of 10
years of microbiological experience in the food industry.
Experience/knowledge in food microorganisms, microbiological techniques,
quality principals, process validation, FDA compliance, HACCP/Food Safety,
GMP’s and conducting food plant audits.
work effectively with others.
written and oral communication skills.
organization, data analysis, record keeping, analytical thinking and
problem solving skills.
motivated/directed and ability to lead and motivate others
proficient in computer software / desktop applications (such as MS Word, MS
Excel, Outlook, Power Point, etc.).
language skills are a must.
In return, this company can offer a very competitive salary
along with a bonus program and exceptional benefits. Relocation is also
available. Please send a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org .