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TN -Microbiologist

Melaleuca, Inc.
Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Company Profile:
"Enhancing the Lives of Those We Touch by Helping People Reach Their Goals" 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 consistently 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.

We have an immediate opening for Full-Time 1st Shift Microbiologist at our manufacturing facility in the Forks of the River Industrial Park. The right candidate will enjoy a fast paced, team-oriented environment with a focus on quality and safety.Competitive CompensationLongevity Bonus (5 Yrs/$5000, 10 Yrs/$10,000, 15 Yrs/$15,000, etc.) Company Profit Sharing (After 6 Mo of F/T Employment)Free Company Products (Monthly voucher currently equal to $100/month value - $1,200/year)Company Sponsored Employee Appreciation EventsHealthy Work Life BalanceClean Indoor Climate Controlled EnvironmentPromote From Within OpportunitiesStable Work Environment - No LayoffsSafe/All Natural Product Line In Addition, We Also OfferMedical, Dental, Vision401(k)Flexible Spending AccountLife InsuranceShort-Term DisabilityLong-Term DisabilityCritical Illness InsuranceAccident InsurancePet InsurancePaid Time Off (Vacation)Paid HolidaysTobacco-Free WorkplaceDirect Deposit

Responsible for all functions of industrial applications of microbiology with overlapping Research and Development and Quality Assurance disciplines. Conducts microbiological surveys in the areas of plant hygiene, air quality, and sanitation efficacy. Evaluates ingredients, bulk batches and finished goods for microbial purity and performs organism identification. Maintains the laboratory, equipment, instruments, and control organisms in conformance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's). Prepares media and reagents used in microbiological testing, oversees testing and maintenance of Reverse Osmosis water system, and orders supplies and media for QA Microbiology and Physical Laboratory.

BS degree in Microbiology or related field or four years industry microbiology experience.An above average (B or above) college GPA.Knowledge of instrumentation, media preparation, and standard methods of microbiology.Ability to work independently.Self-motivation and a strong sense of ownership and accountability.Ability to organize and coordinate projectsExcellent math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, analyze, etc.).MS Office Computer skills (Word, Excel, Access)Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels within organization.Dependability with exceptional attendance and punctuality.Ability to read, write, and follow established operational procedures.Ability to lift a minimum of 20 lbs.Ability to climb stairs.Ability to visually read bottles, product labels, batch numbers, etc.Ability to perform all job functions while maintaining safety and quality.

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. Take the next step now and simply apply online at PLEASE NOTE: A COMPLETED MELALEUCA APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT IS REQUIRED - A RESUME MAY BE ATTACHED BUT A RESUME ALONE IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR CONSIDERATION

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