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QA Microbiologist II

Employer
Melaleuca, Inc.
Location
Eagle Rock, Idaho, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 7, 2022

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Company Profile:
Melaleuca has firmly supported this mission statement since our humble beginning in 1985. Everything we accomplish is done with an eye toward promoting the physical, environmental, financial, and personal wellness of those around us. Our focus has always been on wellness. By manufacturing and selling effective, high quality, natural, health oriented products we help people live more vibrant, healthier, and happier lives. When you walk through the doors at Melaleuca, you can feel it immediately. This is The Wellness Company. We have achieved consistent and profitable growth with our annual revenue hitting over $2 billion dollars. We now have over 4,000 employees and operate in 19 countries around the world. Melaleuca is positioned to grow even more rapidly in upcoming years.

Overview:
Perform and develop methods in industrial microbiology involving both Quality Control and Research and Development functions which may include: microbial evaluation of over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals, personal care products, nutritional supplements, and foods; microbiological monitoring of manufacturing environments; and preservative efficacy testing of newly developed products and stability samples.

Responsibilities:
Evaluates raw materials, bulk batches, and finished goods for microbial purity, including pathogen screening and microbial identification.Performs PCPC (CTFA) and USP preservative efficacy testing on new formulas and as part of stability.Conducts microbiological surveys in the areas of plant hygiene, air quality, and sanitation efficacy.Validation of testing methods and equipment for the Micro labs, including writing final reports.Investigate microbial test result excursions.Independently evaluate and summarize data from experiments.Interpret unexpected results or observations and recommend next steps.Maintains the laboratory, equipment, and instruments in conformance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's).Enter and verify lab data in computer databases and lab notebooks, generate test reports, and communicate results.Prepares media and reagents used in microbiological testing.Ordering supplies for the lab and maintaining expenses within budget.Identify opportunities for increasing lab efficiencies and cost savings.Communicate results both orally and in writing to supervisor, key project members, and higher level management.Independently take action on project activities, work with other functions and sometimes outside vendors.Be able to demonstrate a competency of JD Edwards, MasterControl and others software systems for daily tasks.Be able to independently set up and analyze Design of Experiments (DOE)Help teach less experienced MicrobiologistsAdditional Performs other duties as assigned or needed.Supervision of Others As assigned.

Qualifications:
BS degree in MicrobiologyAt least 2 years of microbiology experience in OTC pharmaceutical, personal care product, or food industries.Knowledge of instrumentation, media preparation, and standard methods of microbiology.Proficient with Microsoft Office.Excellent math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, analyze, etc.).Ability to work independently.Strong written and verbal communication skills.Positive attitude and role model for Micro Lab staff.Ability to work under stress.Standing, sitting or walking for duration of shift.Visually read bottles, product, batch numbers, etc.Ability to organize and coordinate projects.Ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with efficiency and accuracy.Additional Ability to climb stairs.Ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.

Why Melaleuca:
Melaleuca is one of the leading Health and Wellness companies in the world. We manufacture and distribute nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, facial care, home hygiene, and other wellness products and distribute them directly to the consumer through a full-service catalog and Internet shopping system. We carefully craft products used every day with the highest standards of safety, health, and wellness in mind. This revolutionary system is changing the way hundreds of thousands of people shop by eliminating middlemen and reducing marketing and distribution costs. This enables the company to spend more on research and high-quality, ecologically-sensible ingredients, while maintaining reasonable prices. Great culture - flexibility is a must in this position; you'll become a part of a fast-paced team dedicated to a feel-good lifestyle brand dedicated to changing lives. Like the rest of Melaleuca, we are proud to be part of a values-driven organization that treats employees with respect. Our employees and their families enjoy company parties and countless discounts around the community. We implement a very real open-door policy, and all employees are on a first name basis-it feels more like a family than a multi-national corporation. Safe, uncrowded, affordable - nestled in the heart of beautiful Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls is a prosperous and vibrant community, as well as the gateway to recreational paradise. This unique setting provides numerous opportunities for total wellness -- social, physical, financial, and emotional. If you love outdoor activities, this is the place for you, with the Snake River running right through town, the Rocky Mountains dominating the horizon, and Yellowstone less than a 2-hour drive away. Excellent compensation - in addition to a competitive wage, we offer comprehensive benefits for our full-time employees that include all you would expect plus some remarkable surprises, such as a longevity bonus. The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply" button.
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