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Microbiologist\Hygienist

Company Name:
Nestle
Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) is currently seeking applicants for an open hourlyMicrobiologist/Hygienistassignments to be located in ourKingfield, MEfacility.
Shift openings vary but are generally 12 hours in length and consist of a rotating schedule of 3 or 4 scheduled days/week. They may include weekends, nights and holidays. Day shifts run from 6am to 6pm and night shifts run from 6pm to 6am.
This role pays $19.40 per hour. Night shift roles are eligible for off-shift differential pay of $0.50 per hour after 2pm.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Execute microbiology and chemistry tests on raw materials, water sources, in-process samples, environmental samples, and finished products in accordance with Nestle requirements
Record microbiology and chemistry results, interpret data, and formulate action plans to establish corrective and preventive measures
Operate, maintain and calibrate laboratory instruments as required by the ICP / calibration program
Provide Food Safety training to employees including new hires and maintain training records.
Perform quality testing as outlined in QMS and ensure regulatory requirements are met
Collect, prepare, test, read, record and analyze all micro samples as required by NWNA
Communicate and interpret microbiology and chemistry results effectively to all levels of the organization
Generate SOPs and work instructions for function-specific quality control tasks
Train employees in function-specific quality control tasks, standards, and responsibilities
Conduct and facilitate quality audits, including but not limited to FDA,ISO, Nestec, FSMS
Develop and monitor the efficacy of the factory cleaning and sanitation program
Lead the factory HACCP program, including employee training, facilitating equipment and process audits, documenting audits and team meetings, and implementing action plans
Develop the sensory program, including employee training, sensory panels, and interpretation of results
Manage the Internal Control Plan (ICP) and the equipment calibration program
Monitor factory GMPs and correct any substandard conditions
Maintain the factory hygiene and zoning programs
Manage the factory pest control program
Order and maintain inventory of laboratory supplies
Evaluate and trend consumer complaints to identify root causes and implement corrective and preventive measures
Support the QA department and plant operations as necessary to maintain high standards of quality
The Microbiologist reports to the Quality Manager
Key qualifications include:
Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, or Biology required
Minimum 2 years experience in a Food/QC Microbiology Laboratory environment.
Experienced in standard analytical methods for microbiology, troubleshooting microbiological issues and experience with water related pathogens desired.
Prior experience performing internal quality audits and maintaining micro programs in an audit ready state
Understanding of microbiological testing and operation of related lab equipment
Ability to track and trend micro data and testing results
Knowledge of EPA and FDA regulations desired
Computer proficiency in SAP and standard Microsoft Office Software
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to stand, bend, stoop, and lift at least 50 lbs
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
Excellent communication skills with the ability to coach other team members
Prerequisites:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
Able and willing to work 12 hour shifts including the potential for nights, weekends and holidays
Must be able to successfully complete a post-offer pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check
Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) is the largest bottled water company in the United States , distributing 7 of the top 10 brands in North America. We have the #1 national brand, Nestle Pure Life and many of the nation's strongest regional brands, including Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park , Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain. We also offer the much loved bottled teas of Sweet Leaf Tea and TradeWinds. We also have the strength of Nestle, the world s largest food company, behind us.
Putting safety and quality first as we deliver the right product, to the right customer, on time, every time is what we do every day in our operations. Our competitive differentiator is our people who make it happen! Our Supply Chain organization is recognized as best in class in safety, quality, production, packaging, labor, warehouse productivity, payload, and order fill rate. We also lead the way in sustainability with the smallest environmental footprint in the beverage category. As we pursue TPM, we expect to further enable our people to drive excellence in all areas.
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The Nestl Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
Category: Food Safety

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