Microbiology Analyst

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Employer
Mars
Location
Thompsons Station, Tennessee, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 15, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Ref
2317564166
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Job Title Microbiology Analyst
Segment/Business Unit MGS
Function R&D
Zone/Grade/Job Level B4
Location/Site TNT, VEG, MOM, LUZ
Line Manager Regional Microbiology Operations Manager
Date October, 2018

Job Purpose/Overview
Answer why this job is in the organization; Why this job exists (2 or 3 sentences maximum)
To perform microbiological assays in the Regional Analytical Laboratory in support of Mars Petcare, MWC, and
Food. The associate will be responsible for internal lab operational programs including lab safety, chemical
hygiene, and quality programs. The role also requires compliance with Mars Global Laboratory Quality
Standards and ISO 17025.

Key Responsibilities
Please list the most important and relevant responsibilities
 Deliver true, accurate results in a timely manner
 Skilled expertise and diligence in aseptic techniques
 Technical knowledge and expertise in the use of microbiological culture and molecular techniques
 Skilled in sample preparation, homogenization and serial dilutions.
 Maintains documentation of microbiological results and testing traceability in the Laboratory
Information Management System (LIMS).
 Work as a team player including open and honest communication, respecting confidentiality with any
laboratory information.
 Maintain documentation and records according to Regional Lab Quality Management System and the
standard it aligns to
Context and Scope
Complete how the job gets done and the way it operates
The Microbiology Laboratory conducts microbiological analyses on but not limited to raw materials,
environmental samples, stability samples, finished products. This role is also responsible for developing
programs in support of product development, stability, food quality and safety and other business functions. As
the Regional Microbiology Laboratory operates 7 days per week, this role may be required to work in shifts
over the 7 day week operation.
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Relevant Quantitative and Budget Information
Financial N.A.
Staff N.A.
Other N.A.

Job Specifications/Qualifications
State the minimum education, knowledge, skills and experience this position requires. State the physical and/or
mental requirements for the role (e.g. stand for x hours, lift x weight, concentration or repetitive tasks). Please
distinguish any "preferred" qualifications.
Note: May different from the current job holder's own skills and experience.
1. Education & Professional Qualification
 Minimum Qualifications
o Bachelor's degree in microbiology or related science (natural or food sciences).
o 2 or more years' experience with microbiological analyses in food or related industries
(advanced education may partially substitute for required experience).
 Preferred Qualifications
o Experience working in a production lab environment.
o Working knowledge of ISO 17025 standard
o Experience with LIMS and ELN.
2. Knowledge/Experience
 Masters the key scientific principles associated with Microbiological assays.
 Understanding of microbiological testing techniques including FDA BAM testing methodologies.
 Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety, chemicals management and
chemical hygiene plans.
 Demonstrated experience and skill with Spreadsheet software (MS Excel preferred), Word, ELN,
and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
 Excellent organizational skills to adapt to fluctuating workloads while maintaining attention to detail.
 Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
 Flexibility to changing priorities and timelines.
3. Physical Requirements (US Only)
 Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
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Level of role, Critical MLC's and Competencies (Leadership & Functional/Technical) Level of role
X
Individual Contributor
 Delivers Consistent Results
 Creates Collaborative Relationships
People Leader
 Develops Talent
 Engages Associates
Senior Leader
 Practices Breakthrough Thinking
 Navigates Complex Challenges
Key Supporting Competencies (4-6) (Note: competencies selected should be job related)
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following leadership competencies, with proven skills in the core competencies shown:
 Functional/technical skills
 Priority setting
 Planning
 Personal Learning
 Drive for Results
(refer to http://www.talentdevelopment.mars )
Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills (3-5) (Distinguish any preferred competences at the end of the list & notate them as "preferred")
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a good combination of the following R&D functional competencies:
 Product quality custodian
(refer to http://www.talentdevelopment.mars )

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