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QC Microbiologist

Location: Cork, Republic of Ireland
Salary: Up to €45000.00 per annum
Posted: about 1 month ago
Role type: Permanent
Industry: Science, Technology and Operations Practice (STO), Science Leaders & Specialists
Contact name: Paul Wheatley
Contact email: paul.wheatley@hrmrecruit.com

Job description

One of the world's most well-known and successful brands, this industry leading supplier of Irish food & beverage products now has requirements for a QC Microbiologist to join their team in Cork.

The Position:

Reporting to the Central Laboratory Manager, key areas of responsibility will include but not be limited to:

  • Conduct analysis of alcoholic beverages and associated samples in accordance with GLP.
  • Log-in daily samples and enter results into LIMS.
  • Preparation of samples for presentation to Central Laboratory's sensory panel.
  • Perform packaging audits of primary and secondary packaging of samples.
  • Record non-conformances in relation to outside-of-specification events.
  • Prepare microbiological media and conduct microbiological analysis of raw materials, in-process samples, finished product and process water from IDL and Co-Packer sites.
  • Assist with and participate in troubleshooting quality/production issues in Co-Packer sites.
  • Writing and reviewing of laboratory SOPs, laboratory reports and trending of data.
  • Training of work placement students in relevant tasks.
  • Ensuring that laboratory instrumentation is calibrated as per the calibration schedule.
  • Ensuring a high level of laboratory housekeeping is maintained.
  • Assist in the compilation of Monthly Quality KPIs.
  • Purchasing of laboratory consumables within budget.
  • Provide support and cover to the Product Quality Laboratory as required

The Person

Key experience and competencies include:

  • 3 years' experience in a laboratory/production/quality control environment.
  • BSc. (Honours) in Microbiology, Food Science or related discipline.
  • Self-starter with good time management and an ability to prioritise daily schedules.
  • An effective team player.

An excellent package is on offer with this role.

Contact Paul Wheatley in HRM to discover more about this opportunity on +353214511190 for a confidential discussion.

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Paul Wheatley

Science Recruitment Consultant

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