Microbiologist

Employer
ICONMA, LLC
Location
Maumelle, Arkansas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Statistics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Apply expertise in quality assurance and microbiology to the facility manufacturing processes and microbiology lab to result in conformance to FDA Cosmetic guidelines and current Good Manufacturing Practices.
The incumbent aids in the development and implementation of quality systems, processes and procedures consistent to meet FDA regulatory and corporate guidelines.
The incumbent is part of a high-performance team and is accountable to perform the required tasks assigned to this position.
Duties include, but are not limited to reading out finished product, water, and raw materials, additional micro testing if needed, and release of finished product in SAP.
Tasks outside the lab include updating the quality board on each converting line.
Incumbent must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Day to day this person will be reading plates, testing raw materials, water testing and Identifications of organisms.
Assisting in lab investigations and supporting the initiation of validations.
Trouble shoot issues.

Principal Accountabilities

Fully committed to the health and safety of all employees under his direction which promotes and supports occupational safety and industrial hygiene and to manage in a manner that seeks to eliminate injuries and illnesses.
Provide leadership to institutionalize World Class Manufacturing to accomplish mill and Supply Chain objectives in conjunction with the Baby Care business plan to achieve manufacturing excellence.
Control the operation of the Maumelle facility to achieve targeted Key Performance Indicator results in the nine accountability areas of: Safety, Housekeeping, Human Resources, Quality, Cost, Raw Materials, Customer Service, and Corporate Ethics.
Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner. Practice procedures that meet safety codes, policies and guidelines.
Provide for the safety and wellbeing of all facility colleagues. Place an emphasis on consumer safety by ensuring that all products meet product safety requirements.
Provide expertise in conducting microbiological testing and release of finished products, raw materials, manufacturing processes and personnel.
Provide technical expertise in practicing methods and means for maintaining sanitary manufacturing equipment and assist in development of effective and innovative microbiological testing.
Develop knowledge and skills to be recognized for microbiological expertise.
Coach team members and customers regarding statistics, process control and preventative quality management for continuous improvement in both existing and emerging manufacturing sites.
Maintain security and documentation to ensure the retrieval of data and protection of proprietary information.
Document results and report as required by KC policy to ensure effective communication and provide the necessary FDA and legal requirements.
Communicate fully with superior, subordinates and others who have the need to know.
Communications should be prompt, complete, candid and clear.
Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.
Assist and recommend the development, implementation and validation of product quality testing procedures.
Assist in the development an informational database for identifying microorganisms with significance to product quality.
Continuously focus on product quality improvement.
Support the business in moving from an Appraisal to Prevention mode of product quality assurance.

Requirements

Bachelor's degree in biology, Microbiology, or a related scientific discipline, with at least 2 years of industrial microbiology lab or sanitarian experience including food/dairy, cosmetic/OTC drug, pharmaceutical, medical device.
Understanding of Good Lab Practices, environmental monitoring, and trending of data.
Must be able to flex to support a 7day operation, as circumstance dictate.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience using LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) or similar Micro Lab software system will be considered a plus.
Excellent Microsoft based computer skills in Microsoft Office to complete and update detailed reports, create pivot tables, etc.
This position requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a bachelor's degree in microbiology/Bacteriology/Natural Physical Sciences.
Graduate students of Microbiology may apply.
Technical skills will include ETQ experience is preferred, SAP experience Preferred.
Office proficiency required.

As an equal opportunity employer, ICONMA prides itself on creating an employment environment that supports and encourages the abilities of all persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability.

Kelly Rasuri
Phone: (248) 419-2750

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