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Microbiologist Specialist

  • Location:

    Grantville, Kansas

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  • Job type:

    Direct Hire

  • Contact email:

    Ashley Edwards

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Microbiologist Specialist

Grantville, KS

Job Id: 9786

Are you looking to make a career change to a professional and stable company? This exciting opportunity offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as PTO. Does this position match your future career goals? Then this opportunity could be the right fit for you.


  • Developing and implementing microbiology initiatives and programs
  • Utilizing process and microbiological metrics to anticipate potential problems as well as recognize existing problems that could impact product safety and quality
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of mitigation strategies to reduce microbiological risks including cleaning & sanitization, cGMP, and preventive controls
  • Supporting FSMA initiatives and regulatory activities to ensure manufacturing sites are operating in compliance with all applicable microbial, food safety, quality, and regulatory requirements
  • Providing support for site investigations.
  • Providing guidance for preventive and/or corrective action plans.
  • Leading improvement process by learning from failures and sharing knowledge with all relevant stakeholders
  • Assisting with developing and revising Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Ensuring microbiology and food safety records are accurately documented.
  • Ensuring the interpretation of the data is correct and the results are effectively communicated to appropriate departments
  • Promoting and organizing training sessions to relevant stakeholders in order to build microbiology and food safety knowledge within facilities
  • Providing and sharing insight into managing microbiological hazards in post-extrusion added ingredients
  • Consulting with contract manufacturing team to ensure compliance with Hill’s internal standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintaining a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends


  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology or related scientific field such as Food Science or Biology
  • At least 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing/ plant operations environment
  • Knowledge of food microbiology test methods and method qualification
  • Proficient knowledge of food microbiology, cleaning and sanitizing applications in low-moisture food environment, and sanitary design of equipment and facilities
  • Proficient in reviewing, understanding, and interpreting microbiological data
  • Ability to collect relevant information, identify trends and patterns and communicate
  • Ability to identify, define and analyze problems to determine root cause(s) and identify possible solutions
  • Proficient in developing and presenting business presentation to Senior Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficient Knowledge of HACCP, preventive controls, and cGMPs
  • Proficient in reviewing, understanding, and interpreting microbiological data
  • Excellent ability to multitask and prioritize duties
  • Proficient Computer skills including: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and SAP
  • Ability to perform data analysis utilizing Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Tableau or equivalent software applications
  • Excellent project management skills


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Direct Hire
  • PTO

Ask for: Ashley

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