Microbiologist

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   Eastern and Rayong
   Full Time and Permanent
   Nutrition
   Negotiable
   02 634 8884

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsibilties:

1 Technical/Functional 

  • Utilize team approach with lab technicians to accomplish projects, ensure quality of    microbiological analysis and provide training where needed.
  • Responsible for method development, validation and optimization.
  • Develop and evaluate new or revised procedures using methodology and in-depth understanding of testing procedures;
  • Evaluate Plant needs for in-process and finished product testing, implement and perform testing.
  • Provide technical support to plant and customers.
  • Coordinate contract laboratory testing as needed, interpret and communicate results.
  • Evaluate testing, calibration and other lab methods for validity and provide input for improvement
  • Provide general lab support by maintaining effective inventory control of lab equipment and consumable supplies and follow up on maintenance work orders.
  • Investigate and make recommendations with respect to plant and complaint investigations through the use of records, experimentation and technical knowledge;
  • Provide training support for entry level technicians as necessary;
  • Develop laboratory SQC systems and implement into daily operations.
  • Implement the use of statistical techniques to maintain QC laboratory ISO 9000 compliance and ME projects.
  • Plant Quality Improvements – represent quality on plant quality improvement teams.  Work with engineers, operators and other team members to complete projects.
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports to support process engineering, production and ISO 9000 data and trend analysis requirements for products and test methods.
  • Ensure lab and plant compliance to cGMP & HACCP and FDA guidelines.
  • Write and update SOPs to comply with Compendia and regulatory.

2 cGMP & HACCP/FSSC22000 

  • Ensure all operations are carried out in accordance with, Quality&Food safety policies and practices.
  • Ensure Work Instructions are developed and followed for all operational processes.
  • Ensure that production process and environment compliance with Quality, cGMP&HACCP.
  • Participate in site quality programs, behavioral based quality&food safety activities, audits and risk base on quality&food safety activities as required.
  • Model behaviors that demonstrate a high regard for the quality, food safety, safety and health of individuals and the site as well as the environment.
  • Encourage high level of quality&food safety, safety participation and commitment from others.
  • Comply with external and internal requirements and regulations (DuPont, cGMP&HACCP, ISO 9001, FSSC 22000etc).
  • Follow cGMP&HACCP Practice.
  • HACCP –Haccp Team member, support lab test result.
  • Monitor Product/Material quality test result base on Food safety program.

3 Product/Material Quality Assurance

  • Review Microbiological test result of material and product.
  • Responsible for microbiological lab equipment calibration program.
  • Responsible for lab performance and Proficiency Test.
  • Support quality improvement project and plant trial run.

4 Safety/Health/Environment

  • Ensure all operations are carried out in accordance with safety, EHS policies and practices
  • Participate in site safety programs, behavioral based safety activities, audits and emergency response activities as required.

5 Administration/Financial

  • Ensure cost conscientious is a major consideration in utilization of laboratory materials and equipment
  • Ensure correct purchasing procedures are followed when purchasing goods or materials on behalf of the company
  • Support Manager in the budget process by providing information as required.

Qualifications:

1 Education / Experience

Minimum Associate’s Degree with Bachelors of Science Degree in microbiology or biotechnology or food science or related fields of study or equivalent combination of education and experience;

  • 3-5 years experience in an analytical, microbiology lab, quality control or equivalent in Food Manufacturing or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Experience with basic laboratory equipment and analytical testing procedures;
  • Experience with microbiology protocols and biohazards.
  • Experience with basic laboratory for pharmaceutical product
  • Experience with Quality System management ISO 9001, cGMP & HACCP, FSSC 22000, pharmaceutical quality management and EXCiPACT is preferred.

2 Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

  • Formal statistical training and demonstrated ability to apply statistical techniques to laboratory methods and plant processes;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply chemistry concepts to solve problems;
  • Knowledge of QC techniques and experience with ISO17025, ISO9001, cGMP & HACCP, FSSC 22000.and USP quality requirements relative to pharmaceutical excipients and food additives;
  • Excellent computer skills and software knowledge, including proficiency in programs such SAP, Microsoft Office, LIMS systems.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining quality requirements and meeting deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  Ability to function both as a leader and a team player;
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills.   Ability to effectively communicate at various levels of the organization, with demonstrated attitude of respect towards others;
  • Overtime and occasional weekend work as required to complete testing and projects in accordance with business and customer demands.

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