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Technical - Microbiologist I

Varite, Inc
Maumelle, Arkansas, US
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job details:
Job title: Microbiologist I
Duration: 6 Months

Job Description
Position Purpose: 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 provides assistance 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.

Qualifications: This position requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a Bachelor degree in Microbiology/Bacteriology/Natural Physical Sciences. Graduate students of Microbiology may apply. Principal Accountabilities.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner. Practice procedures that meet safety codes, policies and guidelines. Provide for the safety and well being of all facility colleagues. Place an emphasis on consumer safety by ensuring that all products meet product safety requirements.
5. Provide expertise in conducting microbiological testing and release of finished products, raw materials, manufacturing processes and personnel.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Communicate fully with superior, subordinates and others who have the need to know. Communications should be prompt, complete, candid and clear.
9. 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.
10. Assist and recommend the development, implementation and validation of product quality testing procedures.
11. Assist in the development an informational database for identifying microorganisms with significance to product quality.
12. Continuously focus on product quality improvement.
13. Support the business in moving from an Appraisal to Prevention mode of product quality assurance.
Work schedule is Friday-Tuesday.

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