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Microbiologist

Reference:KS-AOHV-041865
Location: Kilkenny
Qualification:Degree
Experience:4-5 Years
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Not Disclosed
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May be suitable for: Microbiologist

Our Client is a large Food company, who supply leading multinational food and nutrition companies across a range of sectors from branded cheese and butter through to infant formula, sports, affordable and clinical nutrition for both developed and developing markets. For one of their state of the art Milk processing manufacturing plants they are seeking a GMP Microbiologist. This rolereports to the Plant Quality Manager. The person is responsible for developing, monitoring and managing the plant’s microbiological standards in line with our clients and Customer standards.

Key Responsibilities
·Take a leadership role in the creation and maintenance of a GMP culture in the Plant
·Develop and manage Microbiological and Hygiene activities and requirements
·Ensure development, implementation and maintenance of a robust environmental control and monitoring program, e.g. cleaning and sanitation practices, hygienic zoning.
·Develop knowledge about plant equipment and environment for optimum performance in equipment and environmental swabbing.
·Process microbial monitoring including troubleshooting as to type and source.
·Act as Technical lead for identifying and implementing best practices in production microbiology
·Analyse and action environmental trends in controlled areas.
·Ensure testing is performed as per product specification requirements and cGMP
·Support of validation activities and cleaning verification.
·Ensure site compliance with operating and regulatory requirements for hygienic processing.
·Ensure constant inspection readiness status by engaging actively with all key departments and leading corrective and preventative actions related to hygiene and microbiology
·Execute site hygiene audits
·Ensure improvement opportunities for the inspection and audit process are identified and executed.
·Provide microbiological leadership in the development and maintenance of the HACCP program.
·Support development and deployment of training to employees on microbiological requirements and hygiene.
·In conjunction with pest control provider, establish, manage and periodically review the Pest Control program.

Education/Qualifications:
·3rd level qualification in Food Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology or equivalent
·A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of Microbiological/Hygiene compliance in an Infant formula manufacturing operation (preferred), medical device, sterile pharmaceutical industry or similar
·Experienced in the development, implementation and management of microbiological and hygienic standards in a manufacturing environment
·Track record in validation activities associated with hygienic process validation.
·Knowledge and experience of using problem solving tools to improve microbiology and hygienic performance.
·Experience working in GMP environment with strong GxP knowledge and HACCP.
·Strong technical and documentation skills required.
·Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills with an innate ability to transfer knowledge and understandingto other parties


If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Karen Shiel | Tel: +353 (0) 1 5079256




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