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Microbiology and Quality Technician

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH117047
  • Location: England, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Build, Site Agent and Engineering, Built Environment
  • Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
  • Date posted: 21/11/2017
This vacancy has now expired.
Microbiology and Quality Technician
Greater Manchester

Monday-Friday, 37.5 hrs per week (flexible start/finish times)

My client is a market leading manufacturer of cleaning and household care products, who export their products on a global scale. They require Microbiology and Quality Technician to join their new facility in Greater Manchester.

The role would be suit a Science Graduate with practical experience of microbiological techniques (either as part of their degree or in a working laboratory).

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to benefit from full in-house training and genuine long-term career prospects at a well-established, growing company. The successful candidate will enjoy 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), optional private healthcare, product discounts, a matched pension scheme of up to 8% and rewards for attendance.

Main responsibilities

* Conducting microbiological testing of finished products and relevant associated samples ensuring they comply with the required specification and GLP.
* Collecting samples and preparing media according to the demands of the day.
* Ensuring that batches which exceed the specified limits will be assessed, monitored and actioned as appropriate.
* Maintain testing equipment and reagents, ensuring that all equipment is maintained to the appropriate standard.
* Conducting data analysis and evaluation of existing process to identify areas for improvement
* Driving initiatives and change for improved cleaning and sanitation processes on site, in line with schedule and follow up non conformities
* Leading by example regarding attitudes towards product quality and hygiene
* Completing all associated administration duties such as spreadsheets, associated filing and distribution of batch status reports and answer specific e-mail queries.
* Monitoring site hygiene and advising on matters concerning equipment hygiene
* Providing microbiological facility for new formulations to ensure that they are tested within the appropriate guidelines.
* Supporting any project work undertaken by the group microbiologist, as required
* Taking responsibility for approval of finished stock on the SAP system.

Candidate Requirements:

* Scientific degree with significant practical microbiology content
* Experience of interpreting and evaluating microbiological results
* Self-motivated and pro-active, with a willingness to learn
* Confident, with good communication skills and a positive approach to solving problems
* Driven and unafraid to challenge convention

Please apply online or contact Gilbert Gregory on 0161 227 4918 or for more information.

For more information about this role please contact our Manchester office