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Food Microbiologist Career Profile

Food Microbiologist

The Food Microbiologist is responsible for supervising and performing microbiological testing, whilst leading training and improvement of factory hygiene / cleaning standards.

  • Supervise a team of microbiology technicians ensuring all testing is carried out according to procedures and timescales
  • Microbiological testing on raw materials, in-process materials and finished products
  • Train and develop microbiology technicians to ensure testing is completed to the required standards
  • Ensure all equipment is calibrated and services in accordance with procedures
  • Routine reporting ensuring standards and accuracy are maintained
  • Maintain the stock levels of testing equipment/reagents in accordance with analysis requirements within budget
  • Ensure risk assessments and safe systems of work for the microbiology laboratory are in place, implemented and up to date
  • Ensure all procedures relating to factory hygiene are understood and implemented by operators, organising training where required
  • Ensure cleaning and disinfection procedures are defined, validated, up to date and implemented
  • Carry out GMP audits
  • Update and review of HACCP plans when required
Generally successful candidates for food microbiology positions will be of graduate calibre within Microbiology with previous experience of working within a food testing microbiology laboratory desired. They will have a proven track record of managing a team and will be able to hit the ground running. They will have food hygiene training and will have HACCP level 2 or above.

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