QC Lab Specialist-Microbiologist - Marshall, MN

Marshall County, Minnesota, US
Jul 21, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Title:
QC Lab Specialist-Microbiologist - Marshall, MN
Job Description:
QC Lab Specialist-Microbiologist - Marshall, MN
Corn Processing
This is an exempt level position.
Job Summary:
This position is responsible for conducting microbiological testing of products to ensure food safety and quality. This position will facilitate lab output of micro testing results and coordinate the environmental monitoring program. This position will provide leadership to the QC Lab team, as well as plan and deploy continuous improvement opportunities for lab instrumentation, procedures, and colleagues. This position will report to the QC Lab Manager.
Primary Job Functions:
- Support the QC lab safety program and help facilitate ADM Safety initiatives
- Implement PE methodology in the micro lab
- Ensure compliance of all laboratory colleagues with Safety, Quality and Environmental policies and procedures
- Ensure training, proficiency, and development of laboratory technicians in all aspects of aseptic techniques, yeast health rating, environmental monitoring swabs, and traditional plating/osmophilic yeast
- Monitor yeast cell characteristics to improve fermentation
- Facilitate development, approval, implementation and maintenance of laboratory records, policies and procedures, adhering to applicable standards and regulations, as well as ADM Quality initiatives
- Ensure standardization, maintenance and optimization of micro lab data inputs and outputs, including analytical testing as well as key performance indicators and metrics for success
- Lead all aspects of selection, installation, validation and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation
- Collaborate with QA and Operations leadership to ensure lab colleague education on, and compliance with, applicable food/feed safety protocols and expectations
- Collaborate with QA and Operations leadership to implement and develop Food/Feed Safety programs, and ensure that process changes consider impacts to Quality and Food/Feed Safety
- Provide technical consultation to Operations team for micro analysis
- Collaborate with other ADM locations on laboratory troubleshooting, improvement and standardization objectives
- Arrange and help provide troubleshooting support to lab on weekends, holidays and outside of regular business hours
Job Qualifications:
- Minimum Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology or similar science field
- 5 years of laboratory experience in a microbiology lab preferred
- Excellent communication skills to provide mentorship and feedback
- Good leadership skills and experience facilitating cross-functional team activities
- Desire to see continuous improvement in processes and programs
- Ability to work as a team member and independently
- Solid understanding of Microsoft Office, Statistics, ISO, FSSC, HACCP desired
Working Conditions:
Employees in this position working at this location are [or may be] exposed to temperature extremes, heights (tops of trailers and railcars), noise, dust, and various potential chemical, due to the nature of our business and the requirements of the job. If there is any reason such exposure would interfere with your ability to perform this role or work at the location, please notify the hiring manager.
Relocation assistance is available with this position.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.
MN -Minnesota
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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.
About ADM::
At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We're a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world's premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.