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Associate QC Microbiologist

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United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Job Title:                              Associate QC Microbiologist

Department:                        SPD – Animal Nutrition

Reports To:                          Manager, QC Microbiologist

Role Summary                                                          

Conducts microbiological analysis on raw materials and finished products to ensure product integrity. Additional responsibility in the areas of physical analysis of raw ingredients and finished goods, record keeping and trouble-shooting product quality issues.  Ensures that records meet or exceed regulatory and customer’s requirement. Review and monitor records pertaining to audits, i.e. FSMA regulations, Food Safety Plan, GMPs, Lot Control etc. Update and review HACCP plans. Support food safety and quality programs to ensure Safe Quality Food (SQF). Work with Operations Manager to lead the implementation of new quality systems such as: FAMI-QS and Safe Feeds Safe Foods.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities                                                       

  • Conducts microbiological analysis on raw materials and finished products
  • Inspects all raw materials to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Responsible for record keeping of all results of raw and finished products
  • Communicate results to Operations Manager and takes necessary action as needed to ensure conformity to specifications (product hold, vendor contacts, etc.).
  • Works with Operations team to solve quality issues
  • Maintains other quality records to meet customer and regulatory requirements
  • Reviewing and following necessary quality programs to support Safe Quality Food and GMP compliance)

Education and Experience                                                          

  • Minimum BS in Microbiology, Biology or related field required.
  • 2 years of related quality experience
  • Strong cGMP and regulatory knowledge required
  • Knowledge of the FAMI-QS Code and objectives of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong microbiology laboratory skills needed.
  • Computer literate and knowledgeable of MS Office. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and takes ownership of assigned projects. 
  • Works well independently and as part of a team.

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